Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


ERMA cancels more public GE public meetings

GE Free NZ PR 8.7.03

ERMA cancels more public GE public meetings

ERMA has cancelled a second Meeting with community organisations and NGO's in Christchurch (7th July) after also canceling a public meeting on the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill in Wellington last month.

This has raised concerns that the public voice is being silenced as the government and its officials drive on with plans for GE conditional and full release after October, ignoring mounting evidence that the policy is fatally flawed.

The decision by the MP's on the select committee to use their powers, not to hear members of the public making submissions on the NOOM bill, has added to concern.

It increasingly appears that the government wants to shut down debate about the risks of their policy as new evidence emerges, and instead has been hijacked into a blind attempt to bully its way to commercial GE release in New Zealand.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news