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Research finds GM encourages biodiversity

Research finds GM encourages biodiversity

Genetically modified crops can have a number of positive impacts on biodiversity including enabling growers to use less pesticides and less tillage, says Professor Klaus Ammann, Head of the Botanical ... More...

Gene chip brings personalised medicine nearer

The era of personalised medicine came a step closer this week with the launch of the world's first "gene chip" for testing how people will react to drugs. Today's medicines are a hit-and-miss affa... More...

Leading scientist to head hi-tech Qld institute

A leading scientist is to be the inaugural director of the $50 million Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie announced today.Mr Beattie said t... More...

Study finds Roundup resistance natural evolution

In the past seven years up to five weed species have been found with resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, also known under its Monsanto trade name ‘Roundup’, according to American academic speciali... More...

Designer babies a long way off

Director of Australia's Wesley IVF Service, Dr John Allan, says there have been numerous claims that reproductive science has aimed to produce the ultimate designer baby.A program at the Wesley ho... More...

PPL sheep subject of Parliamentary Questions

PQs: Question 6 - Genetic Modification-Sheep, PPL Therapeutics, Waikato. The flock of transgenic sheep at PPL’s Waikato facility were the subject of questions put to Minister for the Environmen... 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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