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RCGM -- Update

Formal Hearings Day 3 Week 7 Wednesday 13 December 2000 9:30am - 5:00pm

National Testing Centre is the first organisation to appear before the Commission.

Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand / New Zealand Organisation for Rare Diseases is scheduled to appear second with Jenny & Paul Noble, Sharyn & Steve Eskrigge, Sharon Koras, Anita Nicholls & Chris Hollis, Gillian Deane and Bronwyn Gray as expert witnesses.

Submissions and witness briefs are located at http://www.gmcommission.govt.nz/publications/PDF_submission.html

Maori Consultation Programme The Wellington regional hui will be held this Friday at Waiwhetu Marae, Lower Hutt, between 9:15am and 5:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Details are available by viewing: http://www.gmcommission.govt.nz/media/public_meetings_schedule.html#maorit bc .

Interviews with programme coordinator Matt McMillan and advisor Pihopa (Bishop) Kingi are available by contacting Sarah Adamson, media relations officer, on 04 495 9151 or 021 499 510.

Royal Commission on Genetic Modification Dalmuir House, 114 The Terrace, PO Box 3554, Wellington, New Zealand Ph: +64 4 495 9151 Fax: +64 4 495 9153 www.gmcommission.govt.nz


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