"Exceptional New Zealander" Dr Mary Quin was kidnapped in Yemen in 1998.
"Finally the government got it right (fingers crossed): a Kiwi who doesn't think provincially, has real world experience and isn't one of the typical lot of government appointed Kiwi CEOs."
The Dunedin-based NZX-listed bioscience company says the recent success of a first-phase trial on dogs has encouraged an expanded trial.
"If they can nail their marketing (a decent website would be a start) then they sky is the limit."
There are about farmers 900 involved, with 1500 calves carrying the mutant gene.
New Zealand is failing to reap the benefits of location-based intelligence, says the chairman of the Spatial Industries Business Association.
"Hard to argue with."
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