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Pig-movement ban announced


Pig-movement ban announced

Biosecurity authorities are slapping an indefinite ban on the movement of pigs between the North and South islands to try to stop the spread of a wasting disease threatening the pork industry.Post... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5369

Biotech Bulletin focuses on gene technology

The November edition of Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited's (AFAA) Biotech Bulletin contains a wealth of information on horticultural gene technology taking place around the world. The Biotech Bull... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5368

CSIRO aims to increase range of GM crops

Top Australian Government scientists are working to loosen the monopoly grip of multinational companies on genetically modified crops, the Herald Sun reports. CSIRO is developing new GM proces... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5363

Danish farmers set to grow GM crops

Danish farmers will probably start growing genetically modified crops next year, the chairman of the Agricultural Council of Denmark said on Tuesday. The statement came after Danish researchers ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5362

Search for twin genes to help infertile couples

Researchers believe a woman's genes are responsible for producing non-identical twins and are trying to identify them to help infertile couples. The scientists want to recruit sisters from through... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5367

US tests ebola vaccine

US researchers say they have started testing on the first experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus in people. The virus, which kills anywhere between 50 and 90 per cent of victims, is still ra... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5365

Scientists study wild ginger bio control

Scientists say they are excited by the potential for a species of bacteria to be used as a biological weapon against wild ginger, a pest weed. The Landcare Research scientists are giving a Hawaiia... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5364

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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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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>>

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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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