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Majority unconcerned by discovery of GM corn

Majority unconcerned by discovery of GM corn

Two thirds of New Zealanders surveyed by UMR Research as part of their July Omnibus Opinion poll think the discovery of some GM corn grown near Gisborne is a minor matter and no threat to the country’... More...

Canola decision could face legal challenge

Plans to commercially grow genetically-modified (GM) canola could face a legal challenge from farmers who fear the move will shut Australia out of key markets. The Network of Concerned Farmers is ... More...

NZ and Oz race to find beef like butter

New Zealand and Australia are racing to find meat tenderness genes, which could make chewy beef a thing of the past, and give beef exports a boost.Dr Neil Clarke, Meat New Zealand's General Manage... More...

GM cotton uses 80% less pesticide

The annual research review by the Australian Cotton Co-operative Research Centre has revealed major progress by the cotton industry in reducing the volume of chemicals applied to crops to arrest insec... More...

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Insurance: 2017 Worst Year On Record For Weather-Related Losses

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) announced today that 2017 has been the most expensive year on record for weather-related losses, with a total insured-losses value of more than $242 million. More>>


Crown Accounts: Govt Books In Line With Forecasts

The Government’s financial statements for the four months to 31 October indicate the books are tracking along with Treasury’s Budget forecasts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More>>


Expert Reaction: Ross Sea Region Marine Protected Area In Force

Sweeping new protections for Antarctica's Ross Sea will come into effect on Friday 1 December. After five years of debate, the marine protected area (MPA) was agreed in 2016 after a joint proposal by New Zealand and the United States... More>>