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Pregnancy warning labels on alcohol will become mandatory in New Zealand, Minister for Food Safety Damien O’Connor announced today.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor today set out a recovery package to help farmers get back to business more quickly after being cleared of Mycoplasma bovis.

Thirty graduate vets will receive a financial boost to help develop their careers through the Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.

The Wool Working Group has met for the first time to discuss how they’ll seize all possible opportunities to create a more sustainable and profitable sector, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said. 

Regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system come into effect from today, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor said.

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor today calls on every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign.

Ladies and gentlemen, I very much appreciate the opportunity to address you all here in Berlin at the international conference on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and food security and I am so proud to be here as the Minister of Agriculture for New Zealand.

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is on his way to Europe to represent New Zealand on the international sustainable agriculture and climate change stage. 

A decade of climate change research has been showcased in Wellington today.

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor is travelling to Viet Nam and Singapore next week to discuss agricultural and trade matters. 

A helping hand for busy farmers is at the heart of a new service launched today to spread skills and knowledge across the primary sector, say Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Climate Change Minister James Shaw.

Growing New Zealand’s food and fibre sectors sustainably and supporting a thriving economy are the hallmarks of a new investment programme announced today by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. 

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor today announced a package of technical law changes to support the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.

Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor says a majority of public submissions support the Government’s preferred approach of a single set of rules for organic production. 

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is urging the country’s beekeepers to complete a survey checking the health of our bee stocks.

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says Kiwis can celebrate those helping to keep our flora, fauna and vital primary sectors safe by nominating them for New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. 

The Government wants to hear from mānuka honey producers and consumers on whether the honey produced and sold in New Zealand should meet similar requirements to exported mānuka honey.                                  

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy.

A trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. 

Our food and wine businesses today welcome a trifecta of new food safety tools, designed to make it cheaper and easier to follow the rules and keep consumers safe. 

The Government and key players in the wool industry have taken a first step to revitalise the languishing sector, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. 

Farmers, brokers, scientists, fashion designers and familiar company brands meet in Wellington next week to thread together a stronger future for wool.

More work needs to be done to help New Zealanders understand the true impact of biosecurity threats, says Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor. 

Productive riparian planting, flies as pollinators, protecting hill country soils – innovative projects sitting on the side-lines will now go ahead thanks to a funding boost to the Sustainable Farming Fund, Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor announced today.