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Key messages from NZFSA

Key messages from NZFSA

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has issued a list of key messages in response to Greenpeace's campaign against the Australian owned poultry company, Ingham's, which it claims is selling... More...

A real pickle about chicken

“Our chicken has no GM DNA, and we passed a recent audit by the Food Safety Authority with a clean bill of health,” Mike Rozen of Inghams said in a media statement today.“We also have certificates... More...

GM food safer than organic

The US General Accounting Office has concluded that the health risks associated with genetically modified foods are equivalent to those posed by organic crops.This comes as bad news for the organi... More...

Greenpeace trying to beat up a food scare

Greenpeace attempts to create a food scare involving Inghams chicken are but a witches brew of overcooked misinformation the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, said today.... More...

Alzheimer's research takes first prize

PhD student Wendy Brooks has won the South Island section of the prestigious FiRST Scholarship Awards sponsored by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, for her research on Alzheimer's ... 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>>


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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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