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Fonterra Changes Shipping Liners To Stop Musty Smell

Fonterra Changes Shipping Liners To Stop Musty Smell
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Fonterra researchers say a "musty" flavour detected in milk drinks containing calcium caseinate from New Zealand milk may have been due to tainting by chemicals from wooden floors in shipping containers, or plastic liners used in shipping.

Govt Releases Draft Contamination Standards

Govt Releases Draft Contamination Standards
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - New draft standards for assessing and managing contaminated soil were released today and Environment Minister Nick Smith says they're needed to help councils deal with problem sites.

Fonterra Buys Partner's Lactose Range

Fonterra Buys Partner's Lactose Range
Wellington, Dec 31 NZPA - Giant diary co-operative Fonterra is paying $53 million to expand its European joint venture selling pharmaceutical-grade lactose.

NZ Biofuel Start-Ups Making Progress - Website

NZ Biofuel Start-Ups Making Progress - Website
Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Biofuel entrepreneur LanzaTech says its pilot plant at the New Zealand Steel works has successfully used microbes to convert waste gas into high-octane ethanol.

Solid Energy Has Second Thoughts On Dumping Household Coal Sales

Solid Energy Has Second Thoughts On Dumping Household Coal Sales
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - State-owned coal miner Solid Energy looks set to resile from its efforts to drop the sale of coal for household use.

PM's Science Adviser Recommends Precursor Ban

PM's Science Adviser Recommends Precursor Ban
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Over the counter sales of cold tablets which use pseudoephedrine will be banned if the Government takes up a recommendation by Prime Minister John Key's chief science adviser.

Greens Call For National Register After Playground Contamination

Greens Call For National Register After Playground Contamination
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The discovery of chemicals in a New Plymouth children's playground has led the Green Party to call for a national register of contaminated sites.

Govt Considering Ways To Deal With `P' Problem, Key Says

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government is looking at a wide range of measures it could take to get on top of the methamphetamine problem, Prime Minister John Key says.

Shell Planning To Sell Most Of NZ Downstream Business

Shell Planning To Sell Most Of NZ Downstream Business
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Oil giant Shell has reviewed its downstream businesses in New Zealand, including its 230 petrol stations, and appointed UBS to find a buyer.

Pest & Pesticide Free Gardens

 Pest & Pesticide Free Gardens
Growing your own vegetables is a great money saving tip – but the cost of pesticides (to your pocket, your health and the earth) can be pretty steep.   Luckily there are eco-friendly ways to save your money and your conscience.

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