Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


LSN succeeded where others failed

LSN succeeded where others failed

The Life Sciences Network can claim considerable credit for the fact the debate about gene technology has now been taken into a considered forum the Chairman of the Network told the organisation’s ann... More...

Bid for urgent Treaty hearing fails

A North Otago woman has failed in a bid to have a Treaty of Waitangi claim on genetic engineering (GE) heard urgently. Jan Anaru had hoped the claim would help stop the release of genetically modi... More...

ACT welcomes lifting of GM moratorium

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today welcomed the lifting of the moratorium on the commercial release of genetically engineered organisms."ACT has always supported the cautious applic... More...

Greens all GE bluster says NZ First

"The current round of threats by the Greens not to support a Labour government if it proceeds with GE are a load of bunkum,' says New Zealand First GE spokesperson, Brian Donnelly."A check of the ... More...

Challenge to organic industry to co-exist with GM

Now that the moratorium on applications for release of GM crops has expired the organics industry has some serious thinking to do the says Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston.... More...

Expect debate over GM to continue

Do not expect the GM debate to expire with the lifting of the moratorium on the commercial release of genetically modified organisms, Crown Research Institutes Executive Director Anthony Scott says. ... More...

Now we can proceed with caution

In too many cases, the recommendations of royal commissions are ignored by the Government that asked for them, the NZ Herald writes in its Editorial today.The more unpalatable and unpopular the fi... More...

Greens believe GM deal with Labour possible

The Green Party believes Labour will do a deal on genetic modification after the next election if Prime Minister Helen Clark needs its support on confidence and supply votes. And co-leader Jeanett... More...

GM era enters quietly

New Zealand is entering a new era of genetically engineered crops, livestock, and other organisms, but with more of a whimper than a bang. The expiry of the Government's moratorium on GE releases ... More...

Anti-GM protestors join forces, make threats

As the ban on the commercial release of genetically engineered material comes off at midnight Wednesday, several groups opposed to GE have joined forces to support the launch of a people's moratorium.... More...

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news