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Minister announces changes to science funding Bio Commerce Centre site announced Saving the Enderby Island cattle Open letter to Premier of Victoria GM wheat trials underway in Germany Bioethics Council releases report

Minister announces changes to science funding Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson has announced changes to the science funding system that will provide more stable long-term funding to maintain key research capabilities."A ... More...

Bio Commerce Centre site announced A lease on the iconic 1926 "dairy factory building", the first research facility built in what's now the Fitzherbert Science Complex, was announced yesterday by centre Chairman Derek Walker. The c... More...

Saving the Enderby Island cattle What ever happened to the rarest cattle breed in the world - the seaweed eating Enderby Island cattle? Cast your mind back six years to May 1998, Philippa Stevenson writes in the New Zealand Heral... More...

Open letter to Premier of Victoria Dear Premier and Minister CameronThe announcement of a four-year moratorium on GM canola came as an unwelcome surprise to the majority of Victorian farmers.The success of Victoria's farm expor... More...

GM wheat trials underway in Germany Workers for Swiss seed company Syngenta on Tuesday planted genetically modified wheat on farmland in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It's the first-ever open air planting of its kin... More...

Bioethics Council releases report The President's Council on Bioethics released another report last week, recommending a ban on reproductive cloning and a restriction of the use of embryos past 10 to 14 days after fertilization.Th... More...

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FIRST Union: Do Shareholders Realise Marsden Point Conversion Could Cost More Than Half A Billion Dollars?

FIRST Union, the union representing workers at Refining NZ, are querying whether shareholders voting on Friday on whether to convert the Marsden Point refinery to an import-only terminal realise the conversion could cost $650-700 million dollars... More>>

Civil Contractors: Massive Rebound In Civil Construction Business Confidence

New Zealand’s civil construction industry is riding a massive rebound in post-pandemic business confidence – but this may be undermined by skills shortages, which continue to be the industry’s number one challenge... More>>

Energy: Feeling Our Way Towards Hydrogen - Tina Schirr

Right now hydrogen is getting a lot of attention. Many countries are focusing on producing hydrogen for fuel, or procuring it, or planning for its future use... More>>

ASB: New Support Finder Tool Helps Connect Customers With Thousands In Government Support

ASB research alongside benefit numbers from the Ministry of Social Development shows an increased number of Kiwis are struggling financially, and many may not be aware they’re eligible for government support... More>>

Housing: New Home Consents Continue To Break Records

A record 44,299 new homes were consented in the year ended June 2021, Stats NZ said today. “The annual number of new homes consented rose again in the June 2021 year, the fourth consecutive month of rises,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said... More>>

Real Estate: June Home Transfers Remain High
There were 44,517 home transfers in the June 2021 quarter, the highest June quarter figure since 2016, Stats NZ said today. The number of home transfers was very similar to the March 2021 quarter and was up 18,252 from the June 2020 quarter... More>>