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WA should stay GM free until 2006: report


WA should stay GM free until 2006: report

A new report has found the Western Australia should maintain its moratorium on genetically modified crops until 2006, and investigate the possibility of remaining GM-free into the future.The state... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4307

GE-Free NZ misquote Royal Commission report

Contrary to assertions by GE-Free NZ the Royal Commission did not say crops like GE onions had little to offer New Zealand, the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston said today.... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4306

Pharmaceutical corn poses some challenges

The problem of keeping pharmaceutical corn out of the food supply is leading companies to look at other types of plants — and at regions of the country other than the Corn Belt — for producing biotech... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4305

Salt-loving crops yield award for pomologist

Tomatoes that can thrive in salty water and could potentially restore hundreds of thousands of acres of lost farmland have earned the UC Davis professor who developed them national recognition in the ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4304

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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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