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PPL Therapeutics Limited update

PPL Therapeutics Limited update

ERMA New Zealand has been informed that PPL Therapeutics is undertaking a managed reduction of their flock, particularly through reducing the number of older sheep and that this will be done in accord... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4320

Human gene carrying sheep to be killed

The Scottish biotech company behind the world's first cloned sheep has confirmed it will slaughter sheep carrying human genes in the Waikato. PPL Therapeutics, which shot to fame in 1996 after it ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4319

ABC News poll - US consumers want GM labels

More than half of American adults surveyed said they would be less likely to buy a food product at the grocery store if it carried a label saying it contained gene-altered ingredients, according to an... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4318

Transgenic sheep slaughtered

With a team of vets monitoring their health 24 hours a day, security guards to protect their privacy and all the lush meadow they could eat, they were among the world's most pampered sheep. Until, tha... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4317

UK retailers won't move ahead of shoppers on GM

Britain's big four supermarkets have told the government of their continuing opposition to genetically-modified food. The chief executives of Tesco, Asda, Safeway and Sainsbury, were due to meet e... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4316

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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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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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