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30 August, 2014

Results show limited spread of kauri dieback

Results of aerial and ground surveillance of the Coromandel Peninsula show that the presence of Phytophythora taxon Agathis (PTA), or kauri dieback disease is not widespread in the area, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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20 August, 2014

Shark finning to be banned from 1 October

A ban on the finning of all shark species within New Zealand waters will take effect from 1 October this year, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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20 August, 2014

Increases for fish stocks show success of QMS

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced increases to catch limits for a range of New Zealand fisheries today, thanks to healthy stock levels.

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14 August, 2014

Working group for dairy processing sector

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced the establishment of a working group to develop a ‘roadmap’ on how to meet the future capability needs of the dairy processing sector.

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14 August, 2014

Speech to Thoroughbred Racing Horse of the Year

It’s fantastic to be here this evening to celebrate the best of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand.

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7 August, 2014

New measures proposed to protect longfin eels

A proposed package of measures to improve the status of New Zealand’s iconic longfin eel population has been announced today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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7 August, 2014

Speech to Pipfruit New Zealand's annual conference

Today I want to say a few words about my portfolio, and on some of the big challenges and opportunities facing your industry.

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1 August, 2014

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund opens today, Minister for Racing Nathan Guy has announced.

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31 July, 2014

Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passes third reading

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today.

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30 July, 2014

Speech to NZ Winegrowers function

It’s great to be here tonight to launch this report on the economic contribution wine makes to New Zealand.

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28 July, 2014

Speech to Red Meat Sector conference

Good evening and thank you for the opportunity to address you all tonight. Following some challenging years, there are strong indications of improved results for many companies in the sector this year

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24 July, 2014

Asian markets driving growth for NZ food & beverage exports

Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows.

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22 July, 2014

Pork industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

The Government and the commercial pork industry have committed to a partnership to strengthen biosecurity, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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22 July, 2014

Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

This is a historic day. It’s the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the benefits of working in partnership.

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18 July, 2014

Tax officials to work with bloodstock breeding industry

Racing Minister Nathan Guy and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have confirmed that Inland Revenue officials will work with the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association on a number of tax issues raised by the industry.

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18 July, 2014

More support for storm battered Northland

Further relief for Northland is on the way after Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today activated Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) to help with the clean-up following the recent storms.

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15 July, 2014

Medium scale adverse event declared in Northland

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has declared a medium-scale adverse event for the primary sector in storm-hit Northland.

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10 July, 2014

Manawatū-Whanganui growth study announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new growth study to help increase investment opportunities, employment and incomes in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.

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3 July, 2014

Farm buildings to be exempt from assessment

Farm buildings are to be exempt from the requirements for assessments under the Government’s earthquake-prone buildings policy, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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3 July, 2014

Clear, robust national standards for water quality

The Government has today announced clear, robust national standards for freshwater that will make a significant improvement to the way freshwater is managed.

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16 June, 2014

New $65m high-security biocontainment lab

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says a new $65m high-security biocontainment laboratory announced in Wallaceville today is another demonstration of the Government’s commitment to biosecurity.

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13 June, 2014

Minister congratulates Ahuwhenua Trophy winner

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has tonight congratulated Te Rua O Te Moko Ltd, the winner of the 2014 Ahuwhenua Trophy Māori Excellence in Farming Award.

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13 June, 2014

New graduates strengthen biosecurity frontline

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says 29 new biosecurity graduates will further strengthen New Zealand’s biosecurity system, and help safeguard our primary industries from pests and diseases.

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12 June, 2014

Minister congratulates Precision Seafood Harvesting PGP programme

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today acknowledged the achievement of the Precision Seafood Harvesting Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme at the KiwiNet awards last night.

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11 June, 2014

Minister welcomes KPMG Agribusiness Agenda

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today welcomed the annual KPMG Agribusiness Agenda at the National Fieldays, noting the strong correlation between Government and industry priorities.

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9 June, 2014

Primary sector exports reach record levels

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says new figures released today show primary sector exports will reach record levels of $37.7b over the last year - around $1.3b more than previously forecast.

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6 June, 2014

Minister launches primary industries capability report

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today launched The Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealand - a report that forecasts the future workforce needs of the primary sector.

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5 June, 2014

$7m to assess irrigation viability in South Canterbury

A new funding agreement will investigate the viability of the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme for up to 40,000 ha in South Canterbury, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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5 June, 2014

Govt to undertake Bay of Plenty growth study

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new study to evaluate opportunities for increasing investment, employment and incomes in the Bay of Plenty.

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4 June, 2014

Use of blunt force on calves banned

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has confirmed the use of blunt force to euthanise calves will now be ruled out, except in unforeseen emergency cases.

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