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Greens organise to skew survey

Greens organise to skew survey

The following message was put out this morning by the Green Party. A suitable response to their obvious intention to try to tip the balance on the survey is for people who have a bit of time to make ... More...

NZFSA says milk still part of balanced diet

New Zealand’s Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has entered the A1 vs A2 milk dispute, in response to concerns raised from the debate between producers of A1 and A2 milk.NZFSA is also investigating is... More...

Anti GM protestors outside the law

Anti GM protestors have had a busy week, with the destruction of GM crops in Scotland and the invasion of a Monsanto test farm in Brazil.An investigation was launched on Sunday after protestors cu... More...

British law supports farmer's right to choose GM

The British Government says it may have to comply with its own laws and allow farmers to grow genetically-modified (GM) crops, even if the public does not want them. The environment minister Mich... More...

Framework to promote transgenic research

India has decided to set up an institutional framework for promoting researches and applications of transgenic crops. This institutional framework would channelise the expected assistance from... More...

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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: 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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