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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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1 December, 2014

Timber exports scheme cuts greenhouse gases

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has welcomed the implementation of a programme that allows timber products to be exported to Australia without chemical treatment.

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28 November, 2014

Final report of WPC inquiry received

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew have received the final report from the Government’s inquiry into the whey protein concentrate contamination incident last year.

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25 November, 2014

Minister outlines ‘export double’ vision for primary sector

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has outlined his goal for the primary sector to double the value of exports by 2025 today in a speech to industry leaders in Wellington today.

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25 November, 2014

Speech to the New Zealand Primary Sector Bootcamp programme

Today I want to outline for you my vision of where I see the primary sector heading in the future, and my priorities as Minister to help you succeed. I also want to challenge you to work with us as Government on achieving these big goals.

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19 November, 2014

Speech: DairyNZ Board Dinner

This is a valuable time for discussion. There is an appropriate balance between environmental and social goals, and economic growth. Both of these can be achieved, and it requires collaboration between industry and government.

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11 November, 2014

Tasman growers facing major cleanup

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has visited hail-affected orchards in the Tasman region and says growers are coping well despite the damage caused last week.

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7 November, 2014

Speech: ‘Cricket World Cup 100 Days to Go’ Business Reception

This is my first visit to India, and it is clear the opportunity and potential here is abundant. My time here has been very successful. I have just come from a meeting with my counterpart, the Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. I took the opportunity to note that New Zealand is sharing its expertise in the fields of agribusiness, IT, hospitality and tourism with India.

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4 November, 2014

New Zealand and Sri Lanka strengthen ties through milk and cricket

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has finished the first leg of a six day mission to Sri Lanka and India this week, promoting trade and New Zealand’s co-hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.

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1 November, 2014

Guy leading trade mission to India and Sri Lanka

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is leading a six-day New Zealand trade mission to Sri Lanka and India, departing tomorrow.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to Fonterra UHT plant opening in Waitoa

It’s great to be here today at the official opening of Fonterra’s new UHT milk processing plant. This is a $126 million project which has been completed in just 12 months, and has created 100 new local jobs.

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29 October, 2014

Speech to Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd & Stakeholders

It was a great honour to be re-elected for a third term in Government, and to be reappointed as Primary Industries Minister.

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28 October, 2014

$15m for new biological research partnerships

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced the Government will invest more than $15 million over a maximum of seven years to support four research partnerships that will benefit New Zealand’s primary industries.

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23 October, 2014

Speech to Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference

As Minister I’m committed to a vibrant, profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for New Zealand.

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17 October, 2014

Speech to Fieldays stakeholder engagement function

It’s great to be here tonight, talking to everyone involved in Fieldays. This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors this year including a large number of international visitors and delegations.

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15 October, 2014

More accolades for PGP programmes

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) for winning the Innovation in Sustainability & Clean Tech award and the Supreme Innovator award at the New Zealand Innovators Awards in Auckland tonight.

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