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Pig-movement ban announced

Biosecurity authorities are slapping an indefinite ban on the movement of pigs between the North and South islands to try to stop the spread of a wasting disease threatening the pork industry.Post... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5369

Biotech Bulletin focuses on gene technology

The November edition of Agrifood Awareness Australia Limited's (AFAA) Biotech Bulletin contains a wealth of information on horticultural gene technology taking place around the world. The Biotech Bull... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5368

CSIRO aims to increase range of GM crops

Top Australian Government scientists are working to loosen the monopoly grip of multinational companies on genetically modified crops, the Herald Sun reports. CSIRO is developing new GM proces... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5363

Danish farmers set to grow GM crops

Danish farmers will probably start growing genetically modified crops next year, the chairman of the Agricultural Council of Denmark said on Tuesday. The statement came after Danish researchers ... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5362

Search for twin genes to help infertile couples

Researchers believe a woman's genes are responsible for producing non-identical twins and are trying to identify them to help infertile couples. The scientists want to recruit sisters from through... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5367

US tests ebola vaccine

US researchers say they have started testing on the first experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus in people. The virus, which kills anywhere between 50 and 90 per cent of victims, is still ra... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5365

Scientists study wild ginger bio control

Scientists say they are excited by the potential for a species of bacteria to be used as a biological weapon against wild ginger, a pest weed. The Landcare Research scientists are giving a Hawaiia... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5364

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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>>