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Daily Highlights Investment in new industries & new jobs Biotech corn produces safer crop UK Dr fights designer baby laws Aussie Govt says gas emissions on target Greener petrol plan stalls, biodiesel may go ahead Chinese approve GM canola, welcome news for industry

Investment in new industries & new jobs New, high value industries and new jobs from our forest and agricultural resources will be the ultimate outcome of recent investment decisions announced by the Government science investment agency, th... More...

Biotech corn produces safer crop Studies have shown biotech corn is less susceptible to harmful moulds, and may actually be safer to eat than conventional varieties - particularly in some developing countries - because it has built-i... More...

UK Dr fights designer baby laws A top fertility doctor is prepared to launch a legal challenge to IVF rules to help a couple whose son has a potentially fatal blood disorder. Mohammed Taranissi believes it may be possible to cre... More...

Aussie Govt says gas emissions on target The Federal Government has released figures showing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to grow.The figures show Australia's greenhouse gas emissions increased by 1.3 percent betwe... More...

Greener petrol plan stalls, biodiesel may go ahead Plans to mix "green" ethanol with petrol in New Zealand cars have collapsed. Australian-owned Gull Petroleum, which had planned to blend up to 10 per ent ethanol into its petrol, has shelved the i... More...

Chinese approve GM canola, welcome news for industry Chinese officials have, after exhaustive analysis, confirmed the safety of GM canola for human and feed consumption by their issuance of safety certificates for importation of GM canola," says Barb Is... More...

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Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

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I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

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Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

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Marketing Rocks!
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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>>


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