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10 February, 2016

New PGP programme to boost wool industry

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at lifting the profitability and sustainability of New Zealand strong wool.

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4 February, 2016

Exciting Mānuka honey scheme launched

A new initiative to boost the mānuka honey industry in Northland and provide educational and employment opportunities has been launched today at Northland College by Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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4 February, 2016

Action plan to help grow Northland

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a detailed action plan to invigorate Northland’s economy.

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20 January, 2016

Drought in South Island enters second year

Widespread drought conditions in the South Island mean the medium-scale event classification will be extended until the end of June, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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12 January, 2016

Recreational fishing parks proposed in Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds as part of Marine Protected Area reform

The Government has today launched a consultation document on a new Marine Protected Areas Act to replace the Marine Reserves Act 1971 that includes proposals for recreational fishing parks in the inner Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds.

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15 December, 2015

Farmers well prepared for strong El Nino summer

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has praised farmers’ preparations for this summer’s El Nino climate pattern, as it shapes up to be one of the strongest on record.

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13 December, 2015

New vet exchange programme with China

A new veterinary exchange programme with China will help build closer relations in the equine industries, says Primary Industries and Racing Minister Nathan Guy.

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11 December, 2015

New staff and dogs to strengthen biosecurity

New Zealand’s biosecurity frontline will be further strengthened with the graduation of 57 staff today, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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10 December, 2015

Student winners promoting primary sector careers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated students from Palmerston North Girls’ High School for winning the Enterprising Primary Industries Career (EPIC) Challenge today.

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9 December, 2015

New Chatham Islands fish factory a major boost

The opening of a new $3 million fish processing plant in the Chatham Islands yesterday is a major economic boost for the community, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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8 December, 2015

$8.4 million for wool research partnership

The Government will invest $8.4 million over seven years in a research partnership that could transform New Zealand’s wool industry, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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4 December, 2015

New research shows importance of soil health

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the release of a new report on soil health by Landcare Research, ahead of World Soil Day tomorrow.

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4 December, 2015

Fruit fly operation ends, but risk remains

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated MPI staff and the Auckland community for the successful eradication of Queensland fruit fly, but is warning the public to stay on high alert this summer.

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1 December, 2015

Horticulture export act to be updated

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has introduced a bill to update and futureproof the New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Act 1987.

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27 November, 2015

Consultation on freshwater management ideas planned

A report today published by the Land and Water Forum on the next steps needed to improved management of freshwater will be carefully considered by Government and help contribute to a public discussion paper to be published next year, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said today.

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26 November, 2015

West Coast joins Regional Growth Programme

Opportunities for more investment, more jobs and better incomes for the West Coast will be the focus of a comprehensive economic study announced today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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24 November, 2015

NZ food and beverage sector adding value to volume

A new report on New Zealand’s food and beverage export sector shows that the sector is successfully achieving growth by investing in added value products and moving up the value chain.

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24 November, 2015

Speech to New Zealand Racing Board AGM

Good morning everyone. It is always a pleasure to attend the New Zealand Racing Board’s AGM and to be with the people who have committed so much to this great industry.

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23 November, 2015

$618,000 to support racecourse safety and development

A total of $618,421 will be invested in 26 projects to improve safety and development at racecourses, Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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17 November, 2015

Awards celebrate seabird protection

Outstanding advocacy for protection of New Zealand’s seabirds by the fishing industry has been recognised tonight at the Seabird Smart Awards, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say.

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16 November, 2015

Speech to DRC Food Security and Food Safety Strategy Summit

It is my pleasure to speak here today. I want to thank the Development Research Centre (DRC) for inviting me here to participate at this Summit.

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12 November, 2015

Guy to Australia and China for conferences

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is travelling to Australia and China over the next four days to attend racing and agricultural conferences.

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12 November, 2015

Improving resource base key to sustainable growth

Improving the quality of our natural resources is the key to sustaining economic growth in our primary sectors right across regional New Zealand, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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6 November, 2015

Draft report on dairy competition released

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the Commerce Commission’s release of a draft report on the state of competition in New Zealand’s dairy industry today.

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5 November, 2015

Forestry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have announced today.

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29 October, 2015

Bay of Plenty Action Plan for regional growth

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today launched the Bay of Plenty Regional Economic Action Plan, a set of key initiatives designed to lift employment, incomes and investment across the region.

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22 October, 2015

Construction work starts on Biocontainment laboratory

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the start of construction work on the new National Biocontainment Laboratory in Upper Hutt today.

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21 October, 2015

Follow-up OAG report shows strong biosecurity progress

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a report by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) showing the Ministry for Primary Industries has made very good progress in biosecurity responses and preparedness.

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19 October, 2015

Farmers and growers urged to prepare for El Nino

Farmers and growers are being urged to prepare now for the possible impact of El Nino conditions this summer, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

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15 October, 2015

New funding balance for PGP programmes

The Crown’s investment share in new Primary Growth Partnership programmes will shift from 50 percent to 40 percent from 1 December, with overall annual funding remaining the same, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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