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Taskforce seeks international excellence for NZ

Taskforce seeks international excellence for NZ

The Biotechnology Taskforce today presented the Government with a 28-point action plan for the commercialisation of biotechnology in New Zealand and the development of "critical mass" for the sector.... More...

Minister's speech - Developing Biotech

Hon Pete HodgsonMinister of Energy, Minister of Fisheries, Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Minister for Crown Research Institutes, Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change... More...

Minister says biotech important part of NZ future

Biotechnology is an important part of New Zealand’s future, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson said today at the launch of the Biotechnology Taskforce report.Mr Hodgson said... More...

Biotechnology Taskforce report welcomed

Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston has welcomed the launch of the Biotechnology Taskforce report, which was released today.‘Growing the biotechnology sector, a framework fo... More...

Biotechnology Taskforce report launched

The need for a transparent and predictable regulatory environment that supports biotechnology industry is a key feature of the Biotechnology Taskforce report, launched in Wellington today.The repo... More...

World first for NZ co-existence software

New Zealand could become a world leader in using the Internet for planting co-existent GE and conventional crops, according to a Cabinet paper released by Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton. Stat... More...

MAF takes bioterrorist threat seriously

Threats made by an individual on the TVNZ documentary programme Sunday are being treated seriously by MAF Biosecurity, Director of Forest Biosecurity Peter Thomson said today."We were very alarmed... More...

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