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Sweet opportunities in honey industry for locals

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today marks the first day of work for 11 Work and Income clients, who will be developing Northland College's mānuka plantation site. More >>

Animal welfare public meetings begin this week

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 2:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposed animal welfare regulations, designed to improve the already strong requirements we have around animal welfare in New Zealand. More >>

Health Warning – Hawkes Bay – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 2:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning for the Hawke’s Bay region, advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish from theMohakaRiver mouthdown to the southern end of Waimarama Beach, including ... More >>

Kauri killer keeping Kiwis awake at night

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 10:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A major new survey has found an overwhelming proportion of people living in Auckland, Waikato, Northland and the Bay of Plenty consider that preventing the spread of kauri dieback is of high importance. Almost ninety per cent of all those surveyed by Colmar ... More >>

Kaikohe youth take next step into careers

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 10:46 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today 30 young people from Kaikohe graduated from the first stage of the Growing Regional Opportunities through Work (GROW) programme – an initiative stemmed from the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan. More >>

Sustainable Farming Fund projects announced

Friday, 15 April 2016, 1:54 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced a $6.9 million investment over three years in to 25 new projects through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF). More >>

“Summer of action” for border biosecurity

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 2:05 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

There has been a flood of overseas visitors this summer, but stronger border biosecurity defences have stopped hitchhiking pests and diseases from entering New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Consultation on new animal welfare regulations

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 1:08 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving our already strong animal welfare system. The regulations cover live animal exports, the care and conduct towards animals as ... More >>

Farmers urged to remain on lookout for late velvetleaf

Wednesday, 13 April 2016, 11:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is urging farmers to remain vigilant in their management of the velvetleaf pest plant. More >>

MPI imposes tough restrictions on imported seed

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 12:14 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has imposed tough new border restrictions to stop contaminated seed from entering New Zealand. More >>

Hurunui Water Project receives government funding

Friday, 1 April 2016, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today, MPI has announced an allocation of $520,000 towards the Hurunui Water Project through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund. More >>

Keep sharing the load by talking about it

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 11:32 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

No matter which branch of farming you are in, you will face tough times, says Nelson farmer and Horticulture NZ President Julian Raine. When that happens, don’t be too proud to ask for help. More >>

Lemon smuggler sent home

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 12:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A foreign air passenger who deliberately smuggled six lemons in her trousers had her trip stopped at Auckland Airport. Border officials refused entry to the woman after intercepting the lemons on Monday. The Ministry for Primary Industries says ... More >>

Full steam ahead in quest to find aggressive velvetleaf

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 12:38 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Full steam ahead in quest to find aggressive velvetleaf The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), primary sector industry groups and regional councils are stepping up the search for the pest agricultural weed velvetleaf in a bid to contain it to ... More >>

MPI funding boost for Flaxbourne irrigation scheme

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 11:41 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Today, the Ministry for Primary Industries announced an $895,000 funding boost for the Flaxbourne Community Irrigation Scheme through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF). More >>

Velvetleaf weed hunt goes national

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 2:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The call for sightings of the aggressive weed velvetleaf has shifted to a national one following the detection of the plant in fodder beet crops in the North Island. The Ministry for Primary Industries is encouraging farmers and growers who have planted ... More >>

Government support for water scheme welcomed

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:46 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Recent government support of $575,000 for delivering the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme has been welcomed by the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company Limited (HBRIC). More >>

Government support provides confidence

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:43 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Government support for investigations into how water storage could provide a reliable water supply to Wairarapa was welcomed today during a visit to the region by the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy. More >>

Government supports new water supply trial in Gisborne distr

Friday, 11 March 2016, 1:40 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are pleased to announce a new project receiving a $250,000 boost through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF). More >>

New requirements for sale of raw milk to consumers in force

Friday, 11 March 2016, 9:44 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New requirements about the sale of raw (unpasteurised) milk to consumers have now come into force. The requirements follow an extensive consultation and review process and strike a balance between managing the risks to public health while recognising ... More >>

 

 

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