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17 April, 2015

Project to future-proof our biosecurity system

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has launched a new project which will further strengthen and future-proof New Zealand’s biosecurity system.

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2 April, 2015

New hatchery to boost mussel industry

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a major milestone for the aquaculture industry today with the opening of the country’s first ever hatchery specially designed for mussels.

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1 April, 2015

Forestry projects identify practical solutions

New Zealand’s forestry sector will benefit from five new projects in the latest round of the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.

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1 April, 2015

$7.8m for new sustainable farming projects

29 new projects have been approved for $7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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31 March, 2015

Law change to ban cosmetic testing on animals

The Government will introduce a change to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban the use of animals for testing finished cosmetic products and ingredients, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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26 March, 2015

Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, celebrating excellence in Māori farming.

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21 March, 2015

Plant a tree for International Forest Day

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew marked United Nations International Day of Forests at the Methven A&P show today, by planting a maple tree with industry representatives.

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19 March, 2015

Commercial limits for southern blue whiting, Otago rock lobster changing

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits in two areas as part of the annual fisheries sustainability review.

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12 March, 2015

Speech to Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity forum

It’s very appropriate that I talk to you about the importance of biosecurity today, given the recent fruit fly discovery in Auckland.

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10 March, 2015

Criminal threat being taken seriously

The Government is taking a criminal threat to contaminate food products very seriously, and is reassuring parents that our infant and other formulas are safe and that extra testing and security measures have been implemented as a further safeguard.

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5 March, 2015

Speech: Surrender of Parengarenga Lease

I know that at least some of the nga kaumatua and nga kuia here today were directly involved in the early days of the lease forest and the adjacent Aupouri State Forest.

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5 March, 2015

Forestry leases returned to Māori owners

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew joined Māori owners and the community in Northland today to celebrate the surrender of a 740 hectare forestry lease.

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27 February, 2015

Northland water storage study shows potential

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the commissioning of a new report to examine the potential of water storage and infrastructure in Northland.

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17 February, 2015

More success for Primary Growth Partnership

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming more success stories from the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP), with several programmes making big steps forward.

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12 February, 2015

Medium scale adverse event declared in South Island

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially declared the drought conditions on the east coast of the South Island as being a medium-scale adverse event.

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11 February, 2015

Minister welcomes independent review of PGP

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the findings of an independent report into the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) by the Office of the Auditor-General.

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9 February, 2015

Minister welcomes National Lamb Day

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming Sunday February 15 as ‘National Lamb Day’, a new initiative from Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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4 February, 2015

Study lays out Northland opportunities

The Northland region has significant untapped economic potential and its industries could grow substantially thanks to its resource-based advantages, a newly-published report reveals.

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29 January, 2015

Two new PGP programmes approved

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed approval for two exciting new programmes to join the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Primary Growth Partnership (PGP).

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26 January, 2015

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today.

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20 January, 2015

Dry conditions a concern in South Island

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has met with local farmers near Ashburton today and says that dry conditions are a concern.

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13 January, 2015

Report shows agritech exports worth $1.2b

New Zealand’s agritechnology exports are worth approximately $1.2 billion annually, and there is a big opportunity to grow them further according to the latest research into the sector, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said today.

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19 December, 2014

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary Growth Partnership’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP).

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19 December, 2014

Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry through more productive use of Māori freehold land.

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19 December, 2014

New reports show value of growing Māori agribusiness

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has released two reports today showing good progress in developing the potential of Māori agribusiness.

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17 December, 2014

New strategy to tackle kauri dieback

A new joint strategy to tackle kauri dieback has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.

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11 December, 2014

Students recognised for promoting primary sector careers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated a group of school students from Whangarei for their work promoting the primary industries to their peers.

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9 December, 2014

Government welcomes final WPC report

The Government has welcomed the final report from the independent inquiry into last year’s whey protein concentrate (WPC) incident, and will be accepting all of its recommendations.

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3 December, 2014

Another industry signs up for biosecurity partnership

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed Pipfruit New Zealand onboard as the third industry to join the Government’s biosecurity partnership.

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1 December, 2014

One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC).

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