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New Zealand's position on GM

New Zealand's position on GM

New Zealand has decided to join a World Trade Organisation disputes case because of our belief in the need for a rules-based trade system based on transparency and honest science, Acting Trade Ministe... More...

National urges change to HSNO Bill

The National Party has said the controversial clauses that forced this week's Government back down on the RMA must now be removed from the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill."This piece of legis... More...

HART Bill amendments released

Proposed changes to the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology(HART) Bill are being released to the Health Select Committee today, Associate Justice Minister Lianne Dalziel said.The Supplementar... More...

NZ gives support to US trade case

United States Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced today the U.S., Argentina, Canada and Egypt will file a World Trade Organization case against t... More...

Time for the GM moratorium to go

Writing in the Wall Street Journal's European edition US biotech advocates Greg Conko and C.S. Prakash say after months of anticipation, the U.S. government is expected to file a formal complaint toda... More...

Australia pledges $16.5m to global seedbank

This week’s Federal Budget pledge for AusAID to support the international effort to protect and maintain humanity’s agricultural heritage was warmly welcomed by The Hon. Tim Fischer, Chairman of the A... More...

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Employment:Slow Track For Most Contentious Labour Law

The government will announce a timetable for legislating a range of long-signalled labour law changes but is placing its intention to introduce new Fair Pay Agreement legislation on a slower track to allow consultation with both employers and trade unions. More>>


NZ's Space Programme: Rocket Lab's Successful Launch

Science Media Centre: Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket and deployed satellites into orbit Sunday afternoon, a milestone for the company and New Zealand's fledgling private space industry. More>>


BusinessDesk: Body massages and Uber are in, DVDs are out, says Stats NZ

Statistics New Zealand has rejigged the consumers price index basket in its latest three-year review, adding body massages, Airbnb and Uber and removing DVD and Blu-Ray players…More>>


StuffMe: Commerce Commission Welcomes Dismissal Of Merger Appeal

In a summary of their judgment released today, Justice Dobson and lay member Professor Martin Richardson dismissed the appellants’ process criticisms and found the Commission was entitled to place significant weight on the prospect of reduced quality of the products produced by the merged entity. More>>


Digital Futures: New Chief Technology Officer Role Created

Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand. More>>

Real Estate: NZ house sales slump in December but prices still firm

The number of property sales across New Zealand slumped 10 percent in December from a year earlier but prices continued to lift, according to the Real Estate Institute. More >>