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Select Committee reports on NOOM Bill


Select Committee reports on NOOM Bill

Parliament’s Education and Science Select Committee has declined to recommend extending the moratorium on genetic modification (GM), saying this was outside the scope of its inquiry into the New Organ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4633

NZ biotech firm receives Govt & industry backing

World-leading diabetes treatments will continue to be developed in New Zealand by Auckland biotechnology company, Protemix, which has just received a $2 million underwrite by Investment New Zealand.... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4632

ERMA ready for the challenge

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has restructured and increased its resources to deal with the challenges ahead according to a story carried by Newstalk ZB.The radio station says Parlia... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4631

Trust the regulators on GM

Later this week the Education and Science Select Committee will report back to Parliament following its consideration of the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill 2003. This is the penultimate legislat... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4630

WTO agrees to examine GM trade barriers

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has agreed to examine complaints about European restrictions on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), trade officials in Geneva have said. The complaints - ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4629

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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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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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