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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...


Canterbury earthquake memorial to be unveiled

The sixth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake is a significant moment for Cantabrians and all those affected by the devastating events of that day in 2011.The Minister supporting Greater...


Tribunal to consider protection for the Ngaruroro and Clive rivers

A special tribunal has been appointed to consider an application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive rivers, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.“The tribunal...


New report shows importance of dairy industry

A new report launched tonight confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.“According to the report dairy contributes $7.8 billion...


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...


McCully to visit Cook Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet.“My discussions with Prime Minister Puna...


Australia-New Zealand science and innovation agreement signed

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the signing of a ground breaking bilateral international science agreement between New Zealand and Australia at the Leaders’ meetings in Queenstown today.The...


Leaders’ talks cement trade relations, science agreement

The annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ talks have taken the cooperation between our two countries forward in a number of areas, Prime Minister Bill English says.Mr English met with Prime Minister...


Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand.“The current regulation of financial...


McCully to visit PNG and the Solomon Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands next week for meetings with their political leaders about partnerships, economic development and maintaining political...