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The most sophisticated X-ray technology available to scrutinise the bags of international travellers for any unwanted pests was unveiled today at Auckland Airport by Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.  

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A national standard for organic production will be progressed as a Government bill next year, Agriculture and Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 

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Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor has welcomed a commitment to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations next year following substantial progress this year.

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Regional economies are the biggest winners of rule changes that allow hemp seed to be treated as just another edible seed, Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

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Our biggest and most important export sector must be fit for the future, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said today as the inclusive and comprehensive review of dairy industry legislation moved to public consultation.

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New Zealand kiwifruit, beef and wine producers will benefit most from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, along with smaller agribusinesses such as those producing mussels and cherries, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said.

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Work to strengthen New Zealand’s animal tracing system to protect our economic base and unique way of life ramps up today, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. 

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Millions of hectares of productive and precious land have been cleared of New Zealand’s number one weed, wilding conifers, but more work is needed, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said.

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Attracting and keeping the best people working in our primary industries is one of the most significant challenges for the sector, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said as he announced the finalists in the first Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

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Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor today welcomed officials from 16 countries attending negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Auckland.

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