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Science and scientific curiosity have long driven developing societies. The lifting of the GE moratorium late last month in this country follows a long and sometimes agonising journey of inquiry and d... More...

Arguing for the facts about GM in New Zealand

An article published in the NZ Farmer's Weekly by Sustainability Council leader Sir Peter Elworthy has drawn responses from Chairman of the Life Sciences Network, Dr William Rolleston, and Federated F... More...

GE witch hunts - Lance Kennedy

Witch-hunts usually target people, Lance Kennedy writes. But in recent years one of the most successful witch-hunts targeted an innocent technology.It all began in 1997 with a piece of incredibly ... More...

Biotenz News Update - 7 November 2003

The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website Index:Fund Managers Show Interest in BiotechImportant News for Food ExportersRemindersFDA Announcement Goo... More...

German region welcomes GM crop trials

The German region of Saxony-Anhalt is to sign an agreement with six chemical and seed companies to grow genetically modified crops, the Financial Times Deutschland reports, citing the region's agricul... More...

MAF destroys US douglas fir cuttings

Biosecurity officials have seized and destroyed a shipment of douglas fir cuttings from the United States found to be infected with a fungal disease capable of wiping out New Zealand's pine forestry s... More...

OGTR approves GM cotton trial

The Gene Technology Regulator has made a decision to issue a licence in respect of CSIRO’s application to undertake the limited and controlled release of herbicide tolerant GM cotton (DIR 038/2003). T... More...

Genetic trio linked to auto-immune disease

Researchers have discovered a trio of genes that may help provide the complex origins of psoriasis, the itchy skin disease triggered when the immune system runs amok. The genes, when defective, in... More...

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Government: Delivering Lower Card Fees To Business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees, that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay, which is estimated to save New Zealand businesses ... More>>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: April 2021

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April, for the second consecutive month, saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on Applications per job ad fell 9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 12% m/m. SEEK job ads were ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

Stats: Lower Job Security Linked To Lower Life Satisfaction

People who feel their employment is insecure are more likely than other employed people to rate their overall life satisfaction poorly, Stats NZ said today. New survey data from the March 2021 quarter shows that 26 percent of employed people who thought ... More>>

The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>