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That last-minute burden of filling out a departure card before taking flight for overseas will be a thing of the past come November, when travellers will no longer need to complete the bothersome documents, say Immigration Minister Iain-Lees Galloway and Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri is encouraging the next generation of vets to apply for career funding through a scheme designed to support and increase the number of graduate vets working with production animals in our regions.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Minister for Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri has extended the nomination period for the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards, in order to recognise more outstanding employers from the sector which employees around one in seven

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has announced five new members to the Board of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission, tasked with enhancing walking access opportunities across New Zealand.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri says the Maritime Powers Extension Bill she is introducing to Parliament will give Customs greater authority to swiftly act against vessels trying to bring drugs into New Zealand.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri says the Framework for Action on Animal Welfare released today, sets out a better approach to animal welfare that is clear, transparent and inclusive.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Significant trade benefits for New Zealand and Hong Kong will flow from a formal arrangement recognising the supply chain security programmes of both economies, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Customs has destroyed 959 kilograms of illicit drugs and packaging to mark the United Nation’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has today launched the new Good Employer Awards in recognition of outstanding primary industry employers and those that provide services to the primary industries.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has announced the winner of the Postgraduate Science Scholarship at National Fieldays today.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

A new forestry scholarship has been launched at National Fieldays today by Forestry Ministers Shane Jones and Meka Whaitiri.

Flooding damage around the Tolaga Bay area of Gisborne meets the criteria for a medium scale event, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor and Associate Agriculture Mi

Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri has welcomed the joint venture between Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust and Te Uru Rākau announced today.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri expects a wide range of animal welfare issues to be discussed with animal advocate groups at the upcoming all-day Animal Advocacy Hui. 

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Kia ora koutou, I am delighted to be here tonight …Thanks to Pio for his introduction.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Māori people will be pleased at yesterday’s Budget news that $58.1 million will be spent on the fight against international drug smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri. 

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri
The Coalition Government is protecting our communities from the devastating social harm of methamphetamine and other drugs by enhancing Customs’ ability to disrupt international drug-smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.
  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

“This year’s Budget delivers for Māori,” Māori Ministers Kelvin Davis, Nanaia Mahuta, Peeni Henare, Meka Whaitiri and Willie Jackson said today. 

An all-day hui, to discuss the priorities of the country’s animal welfare groups, has been called for next month by the Associate Minister of Agriculture the Hon Meka Whaitiri.  

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

The Associate Minister of Forestry the Hon Meka Whaitiri says the launch of Te Uru Rākau will mean that the New Zealand forestry industry will be future proofed. 

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

The Government is to close a loophole that gives offshore companies an advantage by not requiring them to collect GST on all goods sold to local consumers.

More streamlined trade between New Zealand and our key European markets will be one of the potential benefits of a Customs Cooperation Agreement with the European Union, says Customs Minister Hon Meka Whaitiri.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri today welcomed the signing of a partnership between New Zealand Customs and dairy exporter Synlait Milk Limited that will see the company joining the Customs’ Secure Exports Scheme (SES).

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri

I welcome the announcement of the Primary Sector Council by Minister O’Connor today, says Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri.

  • Hon Meka Whaitiri