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Postcard campaign faces major hurdles


Postcard campaign faces major hurdles

Attempts by anti-GM activists to persuade Government to extend the GM moratorium by posting 170,000 cards to the Prime Minister may struggle to have an impact.The organisers have distributed the c... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4923

Porirua supports extending moratorium

The Porirua City Council says it does not support the commercial release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment and supports an extension of the moratorium until the effects and impl... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4922

New appointments to ERMA

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has announced two appointments to the Environmental Risk Management Authority, the decision-making body regulating hazardous substances and new organisms, including G... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4921

Wills responds to criticism

Recently Dr Peter Wills released a paper titled "Genetic Engineering: Policy and Science since the Royal Commission: Insoluble Problems" which was posted on the Life Sciences Network (LSN) website. I... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4920

GM: suddenly, nothing will happen

Parliament’s dark legislative mill started grinding out this week the final law changes needed before the moratorium on the commercial release of genetically modified organisms is lifted, Vernon Small... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4919

Africa urged to seize opportunity offered by GM

Africa must "seize" the opportunity offered by controversial genetically modified food, a conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa heard on Tuesday. Biotechnology can boost food productio... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4918

Germany & US could clash over GM in Africa

The United States and Germany appear headed on a collision course over the future of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa following plans by Germany to approve a €2 million grant to help African ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4917

Lomborg draws sell-out crowd in capital

The world's environment has never been in better shape and will just keep on getting better, says Danish environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg. Professor Lomborg was speaking at the 2003 Sir Ronald Trott... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4916

Council considers GM issues

Horowhenua District Council is considering how it will manage the introduction of GM crops and other issues that arise when the Government lifts the moratorium, the Dominion Post reports.Environme... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=4915

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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

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Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

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Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

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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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