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Progress towards Ending the Use of 1080

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 11:50 AM
New Zealand First applauds the announcement of a $19.5m Provincial Growth Fund investment to develop innovative predator control approaches that do not use 1080 poison. Read more...

Dual name for Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 11:40 AM
Poverty Bay’s name is richer with the inclusion of Te Reo in the new name of “Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay” Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage announced today. Read more...

Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 09:59 AM
This week, Andrew Bayly MP, member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and Mark Patterson MP, member of the Primary Production Committee, will attend the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, being ... Read more...

Fijian women parliamentarians team up with NZ counterparts

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 09:59 AM
This week, New Zealand will be hosting eight women members from the Parliament of Republic of Fiji. The visit is part of an ongoing programme of parliamentary capacity and relationship building between members of Parliament in the Pacific region. Read more...

Funding to support innovative predator control in regions

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 08:43 AM
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is making a $19.5m investment to develop innovative approaches to expand predator control in regional New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced ... Read more...

Greens: science takes a back seat to socialism

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 08:39 AM
The Greens’ continuing rejection of genetic engineering is further proof it is really just a socialist party for whom science is an afterthought, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more...

Minister travels to UAE and Egypt

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 08:18 AM
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor travels to the United Arab Emirates this evening and then onto Egypt for meetings on trade, food security and agricultural technology. Read more...

High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs

Published: Sun 17 Feb 2019 04:29 PM
Details of the Government’s plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says. Read more...

NZ condolences to Indian Govt over terrorist bombing

Published: Sun 17 Feb 2019 03:47 PM
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand has offered its condolences to the people and Government of India over a bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir which led to a very large loss of life and heightened tensions in the region. Read more...

Refund RUC charges on Nelson Fires Hay Convoy

Published: Sun 17 Feb 2019 10:58 AM
Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon. Read more...
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