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OGTR stops clock on GM canola decision


OGTR stops clock on GM canola decision

There's been another delay in making a decision to commercially release GM canola.The Gene Technology Regulator, Dr Sue Meek, says she's stopped the clock for a month on Bayer's application to gro... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4139

Marlborough Council asks Govt to extend moratorium

Marlborough District Council is joining other local authorities in asking the Government to leave a moratorium on the release of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) in place. The move has been... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4138

Asthma study finds 'master' gene

A cluster of 291 genes has been linked with asthma, and one gene especially provides a good target for new drugs, researchers said on Monday. The laboratory work needs to be confirmed in living as... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4137

Monsanto GM wheat to bypass Australian market

The world's first commercially produced biotech wheat, looming in North America, is likely to bypass some big Asian import markets but could create a battleground in others, producers and traders said... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4136

GM grass gardener-friendly

Monsanto, the biotechnology giant, has applied in America for permission to sell genetically modified (GM) extra-smooth grass to golf courses.The grass may in future be sold to gardeners. It is re... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4135

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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>>

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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>>

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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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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>>

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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>>

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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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