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O’Connor looks to overhaul Biosecurity Act, improve tracing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – The government is looking to tighten control and impose harsher penalties after the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak revealed cracks in the country’s stock management system. Read more »

Judgment: Court Approves Westland Milk Takeover Scheme

Press Release – New Zealand High Court


Tech will reduce ag emissions, but efficiencies key for now

Press Release – Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre

New technologies will help reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions but, for now, efficiencies remain key Read more »

SS4C NZ Response to New Proposed Rules

Press Release – School Strike 4 Climate

School Strike 4 Climate NZ welcomes the coalition Governments endeavour to take action on reducing agricultural emissions but is disappointed at the weak stance that the Government has taken on the issue. Read more »

National supportive of primary sector’s ambition

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Farmers will have mixed feelings towards todays announcement that pricing of agriculture emissions is likely to be deferred until 2025, Nationals Climate Change spokesperson Todd Muller says. National has always held the view that agriculture should only … Read more »

Govt eyes 2025 for farm-level emissions pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – The government plans to start policing emissions at the farm level from 2025 but has split with industry on how best to start bringing emissions down in the meantime. Read more »

Agriculture industry needs to step up on climate change

Press Release – Forest And Bird

After kicking the can down the road for decades, the Government and agriculture industry have now agreed to a price on agriculture emissions, which is woefully inadequate and won’t be implemented until 2025. Read more »

ICCC’S Work Highlights the Importance of Climate Commission

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero welcome the Interim Climate Change Committees (ICCCs) reports: Accelerated Electrification and Action on agricultural emissions ; which were finally released by the Government today, almost three months … Read more »

Govt agriculture climate plan cautiously welcomed

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand notes the announcement today that the Government and the intensive agriculture leadership have reached a historic consensus and are exploring using a formal sector-government agreement instead of bringing agriculture … Read more »

Bioenergy solutions can offset farm emissions

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association welcomes the proposal from Government in its Action on Agricultural Emissions to provide credits for reductions of gross greenhouse gas emissions from farms. Read more »

Farmers committed to reducing greenhouse emissions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Action on Agricultural Emissions discussion paper is a positive first step as farmers and the government hammer out a practical path to reduce livestock greenhouse gas emissions, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Interim Climate Change Committee – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Government has released two reports from the Interim Climate Change Committee, along with details on how it plans to respond to the recommendations. Read more »

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