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Forestry body in GM negotiations

Forestry body in GM negotiations

The Forest Industries Council is negotiating a significant change to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards to allow New Zealand foresters to undertake GM research.Existing standards issued by... More...

Bovine genome to be sequenced

Australia is putting $A1.5 million ($NZ1.7 million) into a $A75 million international project to sequence the bovine genome by 2005. Scientists hope the sequencing will enable them to find the gen... More...

Russell Brown on the Corngate brouhaha

Hard News writer, Russell Brown, has published a worthwhile piece on his Hard News website today about the ongoing debate about Corngate and the Broadcasting Standards Authority decision.He says: ... More...

AgResearch confirms Innovation Centres plan

AgResearch today confirmed plans to turn its major campuses into Science Innovation Centres in a $60 million drive to bolster science capabilities and accelerate the commercialisation of scientific di... More...

Less-allergenic peanut developed

Soheila Maleki, a biochemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's research center in New Orleans, led the recent discovery of NC 4, a natural variety of peanut that lacks one of normal peanuts' two... More...

GM food fight heats up in China

The controversy over genetically modified foods is set to heat up in China due to a lawsuit filed in Shanghai against Nestle and a local supermarket. A local court has agreed to hear the suit f... More...

Scientist wins $6.5 M to study bog-eating bugs

Former health inspector Sue Turner has won $6.5 million to study the genetics of a sewage-eating bug. Dr Turner, a senior lecturer in biological science at Auckland University, has been interested... More...

No special role for local govt, Minister says

Local Government Minister the Hon Chris Carter has rejected a special role for Local Government when the moratorium on genetic engineering is lifted.In answering a question from Green Party co-lea... More...

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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>>


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