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Otago Prof appointed to Canadian stem-cell body


Otago Prof appointed to Canadian stem-cell body

Ethics researcher Donald Evans is one of only two experts from outside North America appointed to a new top-level Canadian advisory body on stem-cell research.Professor Evans, Director of the Univ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5340

Ethics of sex choice to be probed New Zealanders will soon have a say on whether people should be allowed to choose the sex of their baby. This week, sex selection was spurned by the British public in a major consultation project.... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5338

Onion growers say it's too early for GM New Zealand should be looking at other ways to control weeds rather than by producing herbicide tolerant onions, growers say. Hawkes Bay onion growers say New Zealand is endangering its internatio... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5337

Study confirms biotech feed ok for animals New research from the University of Nebraska confirms that feeding or grazing genetically modified corn has no effect on livestock performance.Nebraska is one of the leading American states in pla... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5336

Nature's affirmative action Biodiversity, represented by the 10 million or so animals, plants and microbes living on this planet, is threatened by many human activities, Richard Braun writes.Amongst the numerous quasi-natura... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5334

Biotenz News Update - 14 November 2003 The latest issue of Biotenz News Update has been posted to the Biotenz website. Index:A2 Nets US DealJapanese Firm Invests in OamaruFRST Seeks Board MembersNZTE Export AwardsReminders... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5332

New hope for diabetes patients Scientists in the United States believe they have come up with a way to reverse type-one diabetes - ending a daily injection regime for sufferers.Diabetes affects the lives of more than 100,000 Ne... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5333

MAF says moth escape claims untrue Claims that moth pests including painted apple moth, gum leaf skeletoniser and asian gypsy moth have escaped from Forest Research’s quarantine facility in Rotorua are untrue, MAF Forest Biosecurity Di... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5341

Mad cow case costs Canada millions A new study written by Serecon Management Consultants Inc. of Edmonton for an industry coalition and obtained by Reuters on Friday was cited as saying that Canada's beef industry has lost an estimated... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5339

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Statistics New Zealand: COVID-19 Sees Record 12.2 Percent Fall In New Zealand’s Economy

Gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent in the June 2020 quarter, the largest quarterly fall recorded since the current series began in 1987, as the COVID-19 restrictions in place through the quarter impacted economic activity, Stats NZ said ... More>>

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Climate: Scientists Release ‘Blueprint’ To Save Critical Ecosystems And Stabilize The Earth’s Climate

A group of scientists and experts produced the first comprehensive global-scale analysis of terrestrial areas essential for biodiversity and climate resilience, totaling 50.4% of the Earth's land. The report was published in Science Advances ... More>>

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MPI: Independent Review Launched Into Assurances For Safe Transport Of Livestock By Sea

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an independent review of the assurances it receives for the safe transport of livestock by sea. MPI Director-General Ray Smith says Mike Heron QC has been appointed to lead the review, which is expected ... More>>

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Computers: New Zealand PC Market Grows Nearly 40% Due To Work From Home Demand

COVID-19 had large impacts on demand for PCs as businesses prepared for lockdowns by purchasing notebooks to mobilise their workforce. In the second quarter of 2020, New Zealand's Traditional PC market experienced a 39.7% year-on-year (YoY) growth ... More>>

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Mediaworks: Reaches Agreement To Sell TV Operations To Discovery, Inc.

New Zealand’s largest independent commercial broadcaster MediaWorks and the global leader of real-life entertainment Discovery Inc. (“Discovery”) are pleased to announce they have reached a binding agreement regarding the sale of MediaWorks’ ... More>>

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Ministry of Health: Public Transport Distancing Requirements Relaxed

Physical distancing requirements on public transport have been reviewed by the Ministry of Health to determine whether they are still required at Alert Level 2 (or below). The Ministry’s assessment is that mandatory face covering and individuals tracking ... More>>

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NZHIA: New Zealand Hemp Industry Set To Generate $2 Billion Per Annum And Create 20,000 Jobs

A new report says a fully enabled hemp industry could generate $2 billion in income for New Zealand by 2030, while also creating thousands of new jobs. Written by industry strategist Dr Nick Marsh, the report has prompted calls from the New Zealand Hemp ... More>>

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Stats NZ: One In 14 Employed People Report High Risk Of Losing Jobs

About one in 14 workers say they expect to lose their job or business by mid-2021, Stats NZ said today. A survey of employed people in the June 2020 quarter showed 7 percent felt there was a high or almost certain chance of losing their job or business ... More>>

ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast: NZ Economy Doing Better Than Expected, But Challenges Remain

August lockdown estimated to have shaved 8% off NZ’s weekly GDP, and 0.5% off annual GDP Economy now expected to shrink 5% (year-on-year) by end of 2020 Unemployment rate now expected to peak at 7.2% The latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast is less ... More>>

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SAFE: Live Export Ship Carrying 5,800 New Zealand Cows Goes Missing In East China Sea

Livestock carrier Gulf Livestock 1 sent a distress signal at 4:45am NZT yesterday in the East China Sea. The area is affected by Typhoon Maysak. At 4pm a patrol plane spotted a lifeboat - with no people in it - and a man in lifejacket nearby. The ship ... More>>

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FMA: Kiwisaver Fees Don't Match Performance

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today published an independent report into the passive and active investment management styles [i] used by KiwiSaver providers. The FMA commissioned MyFiduciary to test the extent that KiwiSaver providers were ... More>>