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DNA could be vaccine breakthrough

DNA could be vaccine breakthrough

A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has been found to protect monkeys with a single dose, offering a new way to stop the fast-acting disease, U.S. researchers have announced.The vaccine was m... More...

GM corn investigation completed

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry today announced that it had completed its investigations into a sweet corn crop grown at Gisborne earlier this year which was reported to contain some GM mater... More...

Proposed leg changes account for innovations

"Proposals to amend the Patents Act and the Plant Variety Rights Act mark the final stage of the government's programme to reform New Zealand's intellectual property rights legislation", Associate Min... More...

Italian scientists sucessfully clone horse

Italian scientists have succeeded in creating the world's first cloned horse.Prometea, a healthy female, was born during an natural delivery on May 28, 2003 in Italy after a normal, full-term preg... More...

US introduces interim biopharming rule

An interim rule introduced in the United States this week mean companies must now get permits to grow crops genetically engineered to make chemical compounds for items like laundry detergent, with Agr... More...

Monsanto expanding into Europe

After restructuring in June to emphasize its genetically modified seed business, Monsanto Co. finds itself with the opportunity to expand into a huge new market - the European Union. The EU recent... More...

Meacher warns select committe of GE risks

Today in the Education and Science Select committee, Michael Meacher ex minister of environment gave evidence for Greenpeace warning that co-existence of GE and conventional crops is impossible.Th... More...

Greens fail in confidence vote

The Green Party lost a no-confidence vote against the Government in Parliament Wednesday. The confidence vote was initiated because the Government intends to allow the moratorium on applications for ... More...

Politicians should not delegate decisions on GE

Britain's former environment minister Michael Meacher says regulatory systems in New Zealand and Britain raise questions over the extent to which politicians should delegate decisions on genetic engin... More...

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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>>


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>>


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>>


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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