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Funding aimed at research & environment

Funding aimed at research & environment

Research and the environment look set to benefit from two funding allocations announced today.Research into animals, arable, fruit, forestry and vegetable sectors look set to be the focus of grant... More...

Queensland reaffirms BSE- free status

Queensland's status of being free of transmissable spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), which includes Mad Cow Disease (or BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy), has been reaffirmed following extensive te... More...

Canada quarantines two more farms

The fall-out from a confirmed case of mad cow disease in Canada continues, leaving the country's beef producers in turmoil.Overnight Canadian authorities quarantined two more farms in the province... More...

Trans-Tasman biotech partnership

Australia's farm sector would benefit from the research to be undertaken at the $105 million Queensland Biosciences Precinct at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Primary Industries Minister He... More...

Bush scolds Europe on biotech food aid

A week before heading to Europe, US President George W. Bush has been cited as scolding allies there on aid to poor nations, notably accusing them of hindering efforts to fight famine in Africa.Bu... More...

HGT accusations unfounded

“The risks of horizontal gene transfer from animal faeces is so low that most scientists around the world who know about this subject agree that the consequences of it ever happening are vanishingly s... More...

More scientific support for agri-biotech

More than 200 scientists from around the world have signed a new declaration attesting to the safety and benefits of agricultural biotechnology, support that comes on top of an earlier declaration... More...

Biotenz News Update - 22 May 2003

The latest Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz Website Index Budget Encourages An Innovative NZ Peter Carre Captures Wellington Audience Forest Research Un... More...

Parliamentary Questions: Canadian beef imports

Canadian beef imports and the labelling of imported meat featured during Parliamentary Question Time yesterday.Acting Minister of Food Safety, Damien O’Connor responded to questions from the Green... More...

MAF tracing Canadian cattle imports

Over the last seven years 17 Canadian cattle have been imported into New Zealand.The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) had instigated extensive tracing, following notification of a case o... More...

US finds a European ally on GM issue

A top German official this week sided with the United States in a dispute over the European Union's ban on new biotech food products. In a speech to the German American Executive Summit, German... 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!
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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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