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Funding boost to strengthen biosecurity

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Funding boost to strengthen biosecurity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding boost to strengthen biosecurity A boost of $18.4 million of operating funding over four years from Budget 2017 will help further strengthen the biosecurity system and protect our borders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. “Biosecurity has always been my number one priority as […]

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$30.5m boost to fisheries management

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on $30.5m boost to fisheries management

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $30.5m boost to fisheries management A significant boost of $30.5 million of operating funding over the next four years in Budget 2017 will upgrade and modernise the fisheries management system, including the roll-out of cameras, monitoring, and electronic reporting on all commercial vessels, Primary Industries […]

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Erosion control funding round opens

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Erosion control funding round opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Erosion control funding round opens Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. The Ministry of Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP) helps eligible land owners in the […]

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Primary industry workforce growing – report

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Primary industry workforce growing – report

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Primary industry workforce growing – report Support service roles are helping to increase employment opportunities in primary sector industries, a new report shows. Overall, employment in primary sector industries increased by 5400 between 2012 and 2014, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) report […]

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Budget 2017: Irrigation investment to better manage fresh water

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: Irrigation investment to better manage fresh water

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: Irrigation investment to better manage fresh water Additional grant funding of $26.7 million over the next three years plus a capital boost of $63 million towards irrigation investments in Budget 2017 will deliver economic and environmental benefits through better use of water, says […]

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Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise”

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise”

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise” It’s great to be here tonight celebrating two important milestones for the Orange Roughy fishery. The first is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for several key orange roughy fisheries, and secondly to launch the book ‘Roughy on […]

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Bay of Plenty flooding classified as medium-scale event

Published By   /  April 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty flooding classified as medium-scale event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bay of Plenty flooding classified as medium-scale event The Government has today classified the flooding from ex-Cyclone Debbie in the Bay of Plenty as a medium-scale adverse event. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy were in the Bay of Plenty […]

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Heightened readiness for Stink Bug threat

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Heightened readiness for Stink Bug threat

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Heightened readiness for Stink Bug threat Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says activities to prevent the establishment of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) have ramped up over summer and helped raise public awareness of what is a serious biosecurity threat. “This is a major […]

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Positive outlook for forestry sector

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Positive outlook for forestry sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Positive outlook for forestry sector Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston has welcomed new forecasts showing forestry export revenue set to rise further over the next two financial years. The Ministry for Primary Industries’ first quarterly update of its Situation Outlook for Primary Industries shows […]

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Speech to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture – Brussels, Belgium

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture – Brussels, Belgium

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture – Brussels, Belgium Thank you for the invitation to speak at today’s forum in the great city of Brussels. What a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas on the role agriculture plays in global sustainability. It was a pleasure to hear […]

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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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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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Government invests in women in primary sector

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Government invests in women in primary sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government invests in women in primary sector A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says. The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) […]

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Funding round for forest planting opens

Published By   /  March 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Funding round for forest planting opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding round for forest planting opens Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston has announced the opening today of the Afforestation Grant Scheme 2017 funding round. “The goal of the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) is to increase the planting of new forests and the rate of […]

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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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