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Offshore dollars beckon Wallaceville scientists

Offshore dollars beckon Wallaceville scientists

The pull of overseas dollars appears greater than the attractions of Dunedin for some AgResearch scientists from the Wallaceville campus in Upper Hutt. Just seven of the 24-person team have agreed... More...

Food labelling Bill introduced in Australia

The Australian Green Party has launched a major initiative to have all food products derived from GM ingredients labelled as such, with the introduction of a truth in food labelling Bill today.Aus... More...

Respect me in the morning - Russell Brown

Jeanette Fitzsimons described life after the GM moratorium on One News last night: she said companies from New Zealand or abroad making applications to Erma could expect scrutiny so close that some of... More...

Scientists working on GE spuds

A pest-resistant potato crop could be one of the first ready for commercial release when the GE moratorium is lifted at the end of the month.The potatoes are genetically modified with a bacteria w... More...

Hurdles faced by biotech developers

Given the increasing level of public concern over the possible release of genetically modified organisms into the environment, it is important to understand the reality of the legislation that the Gov... More...

Campaigners create anti-science climate in NZ

The country's top scientist says campaigners against genetic modification have created a climate of "anti-science" in New Zealand. Dr Jim Watson, president of the Royal Society of New Zealand and ... More...

Scientist dismisses GM-superweed fears

New Zealand can have no fears that superweeds will be created from cross-pollination between genetically modified rape crops and weeds, according to a Crop and Food Research scientist. Hybrids can... More...

PM says anti-GM protestors 18 months too late

Prime Minister Helen Clark does not accept arguments that lifting the genetic engineering (GE) moratorium will harm New Zealand export prospects. Opponents of the release of GE fear that New Zeala... More...

No flood of GM requests expected

There are likely to only be two applications for conditional release of GM organisms and five for field trials within the next nine months. The Environmental Risk Management Authority has surveyed... 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>>