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NZ cancer research looks to fish genes

NZ cancer research looks to fish genes

Much loved in aquariums, the zebrafish is at the forefront of research work in New Zealand into leukaemia. Kathy Crosier, professor of molecular medicine at the University of Auckland, told a chil... More...

Gene silencing technology developed in Australia

Brisbane-based biotech company Benitec has secured patents in the UK and United States for a gene technology breakthrough that allows genes in any organism to be silenced.Effective in humans, anim... More...

OGTR issues licence for GM cholera vaccine

Decision on issuing a licence for application DIR 033/2002 The Gene Technology Regulator (the Regulator) has made a decision to issue a licence to CLS Ltd for the continued commercial re... More...

GM labelling report published in UK

The UK Food Standards Agency has published a report to the European Commission on the EC co-ordinated programme of checks on the labelling of genetically modified foods. The European Commission r... More...

Industry welcomes OGTR cotton decision

Last week’s decision by Australia’s Gene Technology Regulator to authorise the continued commercial release of Roundup Ready cotton allows farmers to continue to adopt a popular technology in the coun... More...

Bush urges Europe to end GM moratorium

The U.S. President, George Bush, has opened a biotechnology conference in Washington with a call to Europe to end its moratorium on genetically modified crops.Mr Bush says the ban is based on unfo... 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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