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1. NZ & Iowa to strenghten biotech links
2. Vitamin D may fight breast cancer
3. Power industries have new greenhouse plan
4. Immune cells grown in lab dish
5. Breakthrough in wine research
6. Customer satisfaction high, Monsanto says

NZ & Iowa to strenghten biotech links
Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack have agreed to strengthen scientific relations and cooperation in biotechnology. Governor Vilsack, who has...

Vitamin D may fight breast cancer
Upping vitamin D levels may help to ward off breast cancer, research has found. Scientists at Birmingham University and St George's Hospital, London, found breast tissue contains an enzyme that acti...

Power industries have new greenhouse plan
Australia's coal and electricity industries have come up with a new long-term plan designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions.They have called on the Federal Government to help pay for the multi-mil...

Immune cells grown in lab dish
Scientists have found a way to grow a bountiful supply of disease-fighting cells that might one day boost therapy for cancer and HIV.The cells, called T cells, normally patrol the body and swallow...

Breakthrough in wine research
The Busby Institute of Biotechnology in Kerikeri has made a breakthrough in the complex area of pinot noir, developing a new clone specifically adapted to the subtropical environment of Northland that...

Customer satisfaction high, Monsanto says
Monsanto has released the results of a farmer-survey showing that most growers who used their corn trait technologies last year were satisfied with their performance and intend to use them again. ...

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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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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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