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Organics sector still aims for totally organic NZ

Organics sector still aims for totally organic NZ

Newsroom says a member of the Soil & Health Association's national council, Holger Kahl, says ambitions for an organic nation by 2020 were rekindled in Christchurch last weekend.He said in a radio... More...

Future in biotech, says wool chief

Out of the ashes of the old Wool Board will rise a dynamic new science and biotech company focused on keeping New Zealand sheep farmers ahead of the rest of the world. Called Wool Equities, it cou... More...

Swiss approve GE food

The Swiss parliament has given the green light to a new law regulating the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food production. The new legislation provides protection for Swiss fa... More...

Opportunity for students to meet Prof James Watson

Twenty six Australian biology students will have an opportunity to meet Professor James Watson and attend a free course on DNA Science in July, to celebrate the visit to Melbourne of the co-discoverer... More...

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Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


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