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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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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: 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>>


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