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23 January, 2013

Government earmarks $80m for irrigation investment

The Government is establishing a company to act as a bridging investor for regional water infrastructure development, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced today.

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21 December, 2012

Successful Southern Ocean patrol

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS OTAGO has successfully completed its first patrol of the season in the Southern Ocean - one of the world’s most challenging environments.

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12 December, 2012

Local government efficiency taskforce report released

The report of the Local Government Efficiency Taskforce released today is an essential building block of the Government’s reform programme, says Local Government Minister David Carter.

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11 December, 2012

Business Growth Agenda – Building Natural Resources Launch

Hon David Carter addresses the 5th Business Growth Agenda Progress Report – Building Natural Resources launch.

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11 December, 2012

Irrigation fund project given green light

Primary Industries Minister David Carter says the go-ahead for the Wairarapa Water Use Project has the potential to irrigate an additional 30,000 to 50,000 hectares of land and boost the area’s GDP by $400 million.

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7 December, 2012

Minister welcomes new frontline border staff

Primary Industries Minister David Carter is welcoming a boost to New Zealand’s biosecurity frontline with the graduation today of 46 new recruits.

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6 December, 2012

New welfare code to phase out battery cages

Battery cages for layer hens are to be phased out under a new Code of Welfare released today by Primary Industries Minister David Carter.

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5 December, 2012

Government to assist kiwifruit growers

A package of support measures is to be made available to North Island kiwifruit growers affected by the Psa-V vine disease, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced today.

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3 December, 2012

Primary Growth Partnership tops $650M

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed the announcement of another successful Primary Growth Partnership bid which lifts the total invested to more than $650 million.

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29 November, 2012

Local Government reform bill passes third reading

A bill implementing a programme to lift the performance and efficiency of local government has passed its third and final reading in Parliament.

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19 November, 2012

Minister to visit India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Further strengthening a primary industries relationship and boosting trade is the focus of a visit to India by Primary Industries Minister David Carter.

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15 November, 2012

Second reading of Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill

I move, that the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

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15 November, 2012

Ministers welcome final fresh water report

Primary Industries Minister David Carter and Environment Minister Amy Adams welcomed the release today of the third and final report of the Land and Water Forum (LAWF).

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14 November, 2012

Changes to raw milk rules announced

Primary Industries Minister David Carter today announced amendments to the Raw Milk Regulations, the rules by which independent milk processors can access raw milk from Fonterra.

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7 November, 2012

Local electoral law bill passes first reading

A bill that will strengthen the Local Electoral Act, including the rules around donations, has passed its first reading in Parliament.

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1 November, 2012

Speech to Aquaculture New Zealand Conference

Hon David Carter addresses the Aquaculture New Zealand Conference in Nelson.

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25 October, 2012

Australian Agriculture Minister to visit

Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Hon Joe Ludwig will visit New Zealand for bilateral and primary industries meetings over the next two days.

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18 October, 2012

Primary Growth Partnership Annual General Meeting

Hon David Carter addresses the third Annual General Meeting of the Primary Growth Partnership in Wellington.

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4 October, 2012

Further boost for primary sector innovation

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed today’s announcement of another successful Primary Growth Partnership bid which lifts the total allocated to around $600 million.

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28 September, 2012

Local Government infrastructure group appointed

Local Government Minister David Carter has today announced an independent expert advisory group to help local government provide more cost effective infrastructure.

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27 September, 2012

Decision on orange roughy fishery welcome

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed a move by New Zealand fish quota owners to forego fishing an increased orange roughy stock in the interest of long-term sustainability.

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18 September, 2012

Environment Canterbury bill passes first reading

A bill extending commissioner governance of Environment Canterbury beyond the 2013 local government elections has passed its first reading in Parliament.

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18 September, 2012

First Reading Speech: Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill

Hon David Carter speaks to the first reading of the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill.

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13 September, 2012

Biosecurity Law Reform Bill Third Reading Speech

This Bill makes a wide range of improvements to the legislation that underpins our biosecurity system.

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12 September, 2012

Biosecurity reform bill passes into law

A bill that makes the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in 15 years has passed into law.

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12 September, 2012

Proposed changes to local electoral law

Local Government Minister David Carter has announced proposed changes to the donation provisions of the Local Electoral Act.

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7 September, 2012

Environment Canterbury commissioners to stay

Commissioners will continue to govern Environment Canterbury after the 2013 local authority elections, Local Government Minister David Carter and Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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29 August, 2012

Kaipara Council commissioners appointed

Local Government Minister David Carter today released a report into the Kaipara District Council and announced the appointment of four commissioners to replace the elected councillors.

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24 August, 2012

South Pacific fisheries convention in force

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Primary Industries Minister David Carter today announced a new convention to manage fisheries across the South Pacific.

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