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15 April, 2014

Second reading of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

As members will remember, this legislation came from the Ministerial Inquiry led by the Hon Paul Swain. That Inquiry was set up following serious allegations of mistreatment of crew on foreign chartered vessels. It made a number of legislative and non-legislative recommendations to improve agency coordination, monitoring and compliance of foreign chartered vessels.

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14 April, 2014

Spreading the word on alternative tree species

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has announced that a project which aims to provide information for growers on alternative tree species has been approved for a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) grant.

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14 April, 2014

$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest round of projects receiving funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), covering a range of issues from water quality to climate change.

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10 April, 2014

Govt to undertake Northland growth study

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new programme of work commencing in the Northland region to evaluate opportunities to further increase investment, employment and incomes in the region.

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9 April, 2014

Minister welcomes first investment by Crown Irrigation company

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the first investment by Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd, with draft terms agreed for $6.5 million towards the Central Plains Water scheme in Canterbury announced today.

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8 April, 2014

Speech to Irrigation NZ conference

Tonight I want to say a few words on the importance of irrigation to New Zealand’s future, and what the Government – and industry – can do to help it succeed.

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4 April, 2014

More success for PGP programmes

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming success by three Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programmes this week, including an award nomination for a revolutionary seafood programme.

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1 April, 2014

Ambitious new PGP programme for avocado industry

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming an ambitious new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme for the avocado industry, which aims to triple productivity and quadruple returns by 2023.

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28 March, 2014

New Zealand productivity for the Colombian agricultural sector

In March last year I accompanied our Prime Minister John Key to your country where we had a very successful visit. Our Prime Minister and your President Santos built on their very warm relationship and both committed to our two countries working closer together.

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27 March, 2014

Speech: PreFabNZ Conference

Your 2014 conference is timely, given that New Zealand currently has a great surge in construction demand, much of which is in housing.

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26 March, 2014

Dry conditions in Northland and Waikato remain a big concern

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says dry conditions in parts of Waikato and Northland remain a serious concern.

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26 March, 2014

Official Opening of the Chilean Field Days

Good morning. It is great to be back in Chile. This is my third trip to Latin America in just over a year, and my second trip to Chile and to this beautiful region.

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25 March, 2014

Kauri dieback detected in Coromandel

Test results showing the presence of Phytophthora taxon Agathis (PTA) or Kauri dieback disease in the Whangapoua Forest just north of Whitianga is a major concern, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say.

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24 March, 2014

Submissions close for East Coast erosion project

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says that public consultation on proposed operational changes to the East Coast Forestry Project (ECFP) has now ended.

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22 March, 2014

Ministers leading agribusiness delegation to South America

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy are leading an agribusiness delegation to Chile and Colombia from 23-28 March.

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22 March, 2014

PGP Forestry programme takes big step forward

Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew are welcoming commercialisation of new forestry technology this week as a big step forward in improving both productivity and safety.

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20 March, 2014

New commercial catch limits to ensure sustainability of fisheries

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today announced changes to catch limits for seven commercial fish stocks, aimed at ensuring their sustainability for all New Zealanders.

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19 March, 2014

Speech: Address to ForestWood 2014 Conference

It is great to see ForestWood – the annual whole-of-industry gathering - going from strength to strength.

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19 March, 2014

Minister congratulates Timber Design winners

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has tonight paid tribute to the best of the best in Kiwi timber engineering and building design.

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17 March, 2014

New staff to boost border security

26 New Ministry for Primary Industries border staff begin training in Auckland today as part of a programme to beef up frontline resources, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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16 March, 2014

New marine protected areas for Kaikoura

The Government today announced a new marine reserve, whale and fur seal sanctuary, five customary fishing areas and amateur fishing regulations to improve the management of Kaikoura’s coast and ocean.

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15 March, 2014

West Coast marine reserves pass final hurdle

Five new marine reserves on the West Coast at Kahurangi, Punakaiki, Okarito, Tauparikaka and Hautai have passed their final hurdle with concurrence being granted by the Minister for Primary Industries, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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14 March, 2014

Speech to Beef + Lamb New Zealand AGM

Thank you for the opportunity to address you all today.

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13 March, 2014

Concern over dry conditions in Waikato and Northland

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has visited the Waikato today to see first-hand the challenging dry conditions facing farmers.

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12 March, 2014

Waikato-Tainui fisheries bylaws approved

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has approved the first set of fisheries bylaws for the Waikato-Tainui Fisheries Area, supporting the joint government-iwi commitment to restore and protect the Waikato River for future generations.

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7 March, 2014

West Coast forest cutting rights sold

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced the sale of 22,800 hectares of Crown forest cutting rights on the West Coast to Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates Ltd (NTFE).

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7 March, 2014

New posting to boost MPI presence in the Middle East

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the creation of a new position for an Agricultural Counsellor to be based in Dubai.

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6 March, 2014

Low count triggers new plan for endangered New Zealand sea lion

A Threat Management Plan for the New Zealand sea lion is to be developed in response to this season’s low pup count on the Auckland Islands, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today from the HMNZS Wellington at Port Ross in conjunction with Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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5 March, 2014

Speech notes for address to the Saudi Ministry of Agriculture

Good afternoon everyone. It is a pleasure to be here in Riyadh this week, as part of a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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28 February, 2014

Ministerial visit to Middle East

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy leaves tomorrow on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

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