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Gene 'switches off' ovarian cancer

Gene 'switches off' ovarian cancer

Cancer scientists believe they have found a gene which - when working properly - may have the ability to stop ovarian cancer developing. Scientists at Cancer Research UK's Edinburgh oncology unit fo... More...

Professor Thomas R. DeGregori visits capital

“If technology is killing us, why are we living longer?” This and other pertinent questions were put to an invited audience at the American Embassy in Wellington today by Tomas R. DeGregori, Econo... More...

ERMA seeking information from PPL

Newsroom reports that the Environmental Risk Management Authority wants some immediate answers from the biotechnology company, PPL Therapeutics, about the fate of transgenic sheep in Southern Waikato.... More...

GM food myths, misconceptions and misinformation..

On June 15, a group of anti-biotech organic food activists calling themselves the "Independent Science Panel" issued a report called The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World, regarding crops and foods... More...

Talks collapse on efforts to open Europe to GM

New York Times writer David Leonhardt says talks between the United States and the European Union over opening up Europe to genetically modified foods broke down in Geneva today, heightening trans-Atl... More...

World's biotech leaders invited 'Down Under'

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie is inviting delegates to the world's biggest biotech event which begins in Washington DC tomorrow to come Down Under for some of the industry's largest conferences.... More...

Future dicey for GE sheep flock

The New Zealand Herald reports that Scottish biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics is pulling the plug for at least three years on New Zealand's first transgenic livestock field trial, which involves... 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>>


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, 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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