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Greenpeace warns govt to sign GM trade protocol

It has been claimed Australian exporters could suffer from Australia's failure to sign an international protocol governing trade in genetically modified (GM) products.Late last week, the pacific n... More...

Alternative stem cell sources a success

Scientists told a US Senate panel on Thursday that alternatives to human embryonic stem cells, including adult stem cell treatment and umbilical cord blood transplants, have had proven success in help... More...

Swiss say no to GM moratorium

The Swiss parliament has thrown out a proposal to impose a five-year moratorium on the use of genetically modified (GM) crops. The issue is now expected to be put to a nationwide vote. The Hou... More...

GE Free NZ worry over NOOM submissions

Public submissions due today to the select committee considering the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill must not be discarded if they are part of form-submissions according to an agreement made with... More...

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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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