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New drought measurement index launched

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New drought measurement index launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New drought measurement index launched Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the launch of a new tool to monitor drought in New Zealand’s regions. Developed by NIWA with the support of the Ministry for Primary Industries, the New Zealand Drought Index uses the […]

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New funding for biosecurity and pest management

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New funding for biosecurity and pest management

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New funding for biosecurity and pest management Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed six new biosecurity and pest management projects that have received funding in the latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund round. The six projects have been approved for total funding […]

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Government to amend Racing Act 2003

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Racing, release  /  Comments Off on Government to amend Racing Act 2003

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to amend Racing Act 2003 Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.     “These changes will help create a more level playing field for the TAB in the […]

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Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill introduced

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill introduced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill introduced The Government has today introduced the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill. The Bill makes changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA), which supports the efficiency and contestability of New Zealand’s dairy industry. “When Fonterra was formed as […]

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New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has signed an Agricultural Cooperation Arrangement with Argentina today, aimed at building closer relationships between the two countries. The Arrangement was signed at the Central District Fieldays in Feilding today with Argentina’s Secretary of Agriculture, […]

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$590,000 for new smart irrigation projects

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on $590,000 for new smart irrigation projects

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $590,000 for new smart irrigation projects Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed two new investments in smart irrigation projects in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round. The first project, led by Irrigation New Zealand, will receive $294,000 to identify the benefits of irrigation good […]

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$1.2m to combat agricultural and horticultural diseases

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on $1.2m to combat agricultural and horticultural diseases

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $1.2m to combat agricultural and horticultural diseases Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed $1.2 million of funding for three projects to combat animal and horticultural disease from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund. “I’m pleased to see investment in these three projects […]

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Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a funding grant of $1.37 million for Hunter Downs Water from Crown Irrigation Investments announced today. “This development grant funding will be used by Hunter Downs Water to complete the next stage of […]

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New Zealand companies impress at Dubai tradeshow

Published By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand companies impress at Dubai tradeshow

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand companies impress at Dubai tradeshow Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has attended the world’s largest food tradeshow in Dubai today, as annual two-way trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries exceeds $3.2 billion. “This visit is an opportunity to strengthen our business […]

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Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy has witnessed an agreement in Tehran enabling the resumption of sheep and beef exports to Iran, and witnessed Zespri signalling its willingness to explore the development of the kiwifruit market. […]

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Minister to visit Iran and UAE

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Minister to visit Iran and UAE

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister to visit Iran and UAE Primary Industries Minister departs for Iran and the United Arab Emirates today on a trip to build closer trading relationships. “Iran has been an important trading partner for New Zealand in the past and there is great opportunity to […]

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Farmers ready for freshwater challenge

Published By   /  February 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Farmers ready for freshwater challenge

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Farmers ready for freshwater challenge New freshwater reforms will result in 56,000 km more fences protecting New Zealand waterways from stock – enough to go round the world one and a half times, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. The new rules on stock exclusion […]

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Big improvements in bobby calf welfare

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Big improvements in bobby calf welfare

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Big improvements in bobby calf welfare Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new report showing a major improvement in bobby calf welfare last year. “The Ministry for Primary Industries has vets at nearly every processing facility and in the 2016 season the mortality […]

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Kaikoura paua closure to be extended

Published By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura paua closure to be extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura paua closure to be extended Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced a renewal of the emergency closure prohibiting the take of shellfish and seaweed (excluding scampi and rock lobster) along the earthquake-affected area of the east coast of the South Island for a […]

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New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

Published By   /  February 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems A new study released today on the use of reticulated stock water systems shows major environmental and economic gains for farmers, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “This is the first study that has ever […]

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Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund have been extended for an extra month, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. “A number of locals have told me they need more time to gather information, so […]

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Northland drought a medium scale adverse event

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Northland drought a medium scale adverse event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Northland drought a medium scale adverse event Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the drought conditions in Northland as being a medium-scale adverse event. “This is recognition of the extreme dry conditions farmers and growers are facing, and triggers additional Government support,” […]

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Northland action plan making strong progress

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Northland action plan making strong progress

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Northland action plan making strong progress Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have praised the progress of the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan, one year on from its launch. The action plan has been developed and led by the […]

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Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms

Published By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations with better environmental and economic outcomes. “This proposal is about making better use […]

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On-farm earthquake recovery initiative launches

Published By   /  January 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on On-farm earthquake recovery initiative launches

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: On-farm earthquake recovery initiative launches Farmers who need an extra hand on the farm as a result of November’s earthquake and aftershocks can call 0800 FARMING (327 646) and have their needs matched with skilled workers and volunteers. “As we move from the response to […]

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