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Proposals to improve cost recovery in MPI’s food system

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposals to improve cost recovery in MPI’s food system

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 20 Dec 2018 Contact: Cost Recovery Have your say MPI is consulting on 11 proposals to improve cost recovery arrangements in the food system. Seven of the proposals are fee updates to ensure the amount we recover continues to reflect the costs of providing the services. Three […]

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Kaikōura fisheries 2 years on from earthquakes

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura fisheries 2 years on from earthquakes

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 15 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The 2016 Kaikōura earthquakes had a devastating effect on the coastline between Marfell’s Beach and the Conway River, raising the seabed by several metres in some areas. Since the earthquakes, Fisheries New Zealand has been working with the local […]

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Albatross protection strategy wins people’s choice award

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Albatross protection strategy wins people’s choice award

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 15 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team A team from Fisheries New Zealand, the Department of Conversation (DOC) and Creative HQ has this week won the people’s choice award at the Lightning Lab GovTech programme for their innovative strategy designed to find a new way to protect […]

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Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic receives 2018 NAEAC award

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic receives 2018 NAEAC award

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 14 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team [Note: This media release is issued on behalf of the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC)] The Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic has been selected as this year’s recipient of the inaugural Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield 3Rs Implementation Award. The 3Rs […]

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Biosecurity champions in the spotlight

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biosecurity champions in the spotlight

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 13 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Biosecurity New Zealand announced the winners of the 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards today.  Environment Southland’s ‘Fiordland Marine Pathway Management Plan’ took out the top prize, the New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award. Its project also received the New Zealand Biosecurity […]

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Hemp seed can be sold as food

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Hemp seed can be sold as food

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 12 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Amendments to regulations to allow the sale of hemp seeds as food take effect today. Head of New Zealand Food Safety, Bryan Wilson, says there was wide support for changes to introduce hemp seed into the New Zealand food […]

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Joint agreement to protect onion industry

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Joint agreement to protect onion industry

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 07 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand Inc have reached an agreement on funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses. Both parties signed a Sector Readiness Operational Agreement today, 7 November. “The agreement demonstrates a commitment to working in […]

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Have your say on rebuilding the CRA2 fishery

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Have your say on rebuilding the CRA2 fishery

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 07 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Fisheries New Zealand wants people to have their say on proposed rule changes for recreational fishers to assist with rebuilding the CRA2 fishery, which covers the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty.   Manager of inshore fisheries Steve Halley says […]

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Review finds New Zealand a world leader in land management and climate change research

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Review finds New Zealand a world leader in land management and climate change research

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries A government research programme has positioned New Zealand as a world leader in research into mitigating greenhouse gases from agriculture and adapting to climate change, a recent independent review has found. The Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme supports the […]

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Encouraging results as bulk milk testing nears final stage

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Encouraging results as bulk milk testing nears final stage

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 06 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Results from the current nationwide bulk milk testing for Mycoplasma bovis are encouraging with around three quarters of testing having been completed, Ministry for Primary Industries’ Mycoplasma bovis director Geoff Gwyn says. “So far, only 3 farms have been confirmed […]

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Proposed Animal Products Notice: Dairy Processing Specifications

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposed Animal Products Notice: Dairy Processing Specifications

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 25 Jan 2019 Contact: Dairy products team Background The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has previously been informed that dairy legislation is difficult to find and can be hard to understand. Suggestions for improvement included making clear what is guidance and what is a requirement, along with […]

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Not meeting honey rules cost Auckland businessman more than $26,000

By   /  November 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Not meeting honey rules cost Auckland businessman more than $26,000

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 05 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team An Auckland businessman has been fined more than $26,000 for offences related to making false therapeutic claims about honey and failing to ensure he was a registered exporter. Jonathan Paul Towers, 43, has been sentenced in the Auckland District […]

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Review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001

By   /  November 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 08 Feb 2019 Contact: DIRA Review Team DIRA review consultation process The Government is reviewing the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) and its impact on the dairy industry. Following the release of the Government’s terms of reference for the review, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) […]

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New food safety guide for directors, executives and business owners

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New food safety guide for directors, executives and business owners

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 01 Nov 2018 Media contact: MPI media team New Zealand Food Safety today released a new publication that provides foundation food safety information for directors, executives and owners of food businesses. New Zealand Food Safety’s director of food regulation, Paul Dansted says the guide, entitled Food safety: […]

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Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act and regulations

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposed changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act and regulations

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 19 Dec 2018 Contact: Readiness and response team Background to NAIT and this consultation The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites public comment on changes proposed to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) Act 2012 and regulations. The NAIT scheme is New Zealand’s system for identifying […]

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Have your say on changes to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Have your say on changes to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 30 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants to hear from people with an interest in how the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) scheme can be improved. Public consultation opened today for people to give feedback on proposed changes […]

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MPI disappointed poaching in Gisborne marine reserve continues

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on MPI disappointed poaching in Gisborne marine reserve continues

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 26 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) fishery officers have caught 6 adults, with 5 children in tow, in possession of a large haul of illegally taken crayfish and kina from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve in Gisborne. MPI […]

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Kaipara Harbour scallop fishery closure reminder

By   /  October 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaipara Harbour scallop fishery closure reminder

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 25 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Fisheries New Zealand is reminding people that the Kaipara Harbour closed for recreational scallop fishing on Tuesday. Director of fisheries management, Stuart Anderson, says the closure has been put in place to help rebuild the scallop fishery for future […]

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Proposed amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Exporters, KB, KB, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Proposed amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 Closing Date: 19 Sep 2018 Contact: Border and biosecurity systems policy Background to the proposals The Minister for Biosecurity is proposing amendments to the Biosecurity (Infringement Offences) Regulations 2010. The proposed changes involve: setting 3 new infringement offences and related infringement fees removing the current requirement for a serving officer’s […]

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Recreational fishers fined about $4,000 over long weekend in the Coromandel

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Recreational fishers fined about $4,000 over long weekend in the Coromandel

Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Date: 24 Oct 2018 Media contact: MPI media team Over Labour Weekend, recreational fishers around the Coromandel Peninsula were fined about $4,000 for various fisheries-related offences including gathering crayfish that were carrying eggs. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officers uncovered the offending while out on patrol on […]

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