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Increasing dietary fibre could lower diabetes risk – Expert Reaction

Peter Griffin posted in on May 27th, 2015.

New evidence indicates that increasing dietary fibre intake, especially grains, could lower the risk of developing diabetes. The research has shown that consuming more than 26 grams of dietary fibre a day could decrease your risk of developing diabetes by 18 per cent compared with having less than 19 grams a day. Dietary fibre could primarily help people […]

Experts on plans for Pacific Fibre undersea cable connection

Peter Griffin posted in on March 11th, 2010.

A group of New Zealand entrepreneurs has launched a $900 million bid to build a new, high-capacity undersea cable linking Australia, New Zealand and the US. The cable, if completed as planned, would offer our fastest link to the rest of the world and could also herald the end of internet data caps in New […]

Australia’s fibre grand plan – an engineer’s view

Peter Griffin posted in on April 15th, 2009.

John Nixon, an engineer and chief executive of Auckland-based Optical Network Engineering, gives a telecommunications expert’s view on Australia’s A$43 billion national broadband network roll-out plans. Having grown up in Sydney and having observed the completion of the massive Snowy Mountains Scheme (Hydro power and irrigation), I am hugely impressed that this Australian National Fibre […]

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