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Potato industry joins GIA biosecurity partnership

The potato industry has become the thirteenth industry partner to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.“It’s very pleasing to have...


Orange roughy fisheries certified as sustainable

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed certification of several orange roughy fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).“This is a great success and recognition for a fishery that was...


Feedback sought on modernising the TAA

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today released proposals to simplify and modernise the Tax Administration Act (TAA), as part of the Government’s major transformation of the revenue system.“The Government is committed...


Applications open for principal exchange

Two New Zealand principals will have the chance to lead schools in South Australia as part of a trans-Tasman exchange programme, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.“The South Australia/New Zealand Principal...


Case studies of top performing dairy farms released

New case studies on top performing dairy farms will help other farmers drive their economic and environmental performance, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.The studies are part of the Ministry...


Horticulture Export Authority Amendment Bill passes third reading

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Amendment Bill passing its third reading in Parliament last night.“Horticulture is now New Zealand’s fourth largest export...


Investor policy changes to encourage growth

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says changes to the migrant investor policy will encourage investments that provide greater economic benefits for New Zealand.“There’s no doubt the Migrant Investor categories are performing...


Further ACC levy reductions of $126m a year

Acting ACC Minister Nathan Guy today confirmed the ACC levy rates for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 years.“There will be reductions totalling $126.2 million per annum to work and motor vehicle...


NZ students consolidate PISA scores and improve rankings

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the results of an international study that shows New Zealand has consolidated its place in the top half of the OECD. The three...


Northland irrigation study welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed an investment of $165,000 from Crown Irrigation Investments to scope irrigation scheme options in Northland.“This is great news for a region that has...