Maori Party on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Labour Party’s accusation that the Maori Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation from being debated this week is incorrect. Read more »

NZ support for the Pacific’s ‘Blue Economy’

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Oceans theme of the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum and announced new support for efforts to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Read more »

Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is appalled the Mori Party has refused to allow a final reading of legislation to abolish slavery conditions on foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand waters before the end of the Parliamentary term, Labours Fisheries spokesperson Damien … Read more »

100,000 demand political leaders save last 55 Maui’s

Press Release – WWF

(Wellington, 30 July 2014) Senior politicians were presented with a petition signed by over 100,000 people demanding action to save the last 55 remaining Mauis dolphins at Parliament today. Read more »

Horan: Greens get it wrong on Maui’s dolphin

Press Release – New Zealand Independent Coalition

NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan says that the Greens are showing that attempted imitation is the sincerest form of flattery on Mauis dolphins. But the Greens announcement today shows that they have got it wrong. Read more »

Greens’ dolphin plan does not make sense

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Green Partys dolphin plan to prohibit any new oil and gas developments off the North Islands West Coast and to ban fishing in areas where there is no record of the Mauis dolphin does not make sense, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith … Read more »

NZ support for upgrade of Pacific navigation charts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will lead a new regional programme to improve Pacific navigation charts. Read more »

All parties need to help save Maui’s dolphins

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is urging all political parties to adopt the recommendations of scientists – and the International Whaling Commission – in order to save to save the Mauis dolphin from extinction. Read more »

Paua Divers Conserving the Resource

Press Release – PauaMAC7

Marlborough commercial paua divers are again voluntarily increasing the minimum takeable size for the prized delicacy. The minimum size will be increased to 126mm from October 1 and further increased to 127mm the following year. Read more »

Government needs to get Fishing reform bill passed now

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is urging the Government to push through a Bill reforming the fishing industry. Read more »

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris leads the way on MOSS

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris is the first operator in the Coromandel, and one of the first small operators in the country, to be certified under Maritime New Zealands new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). Read more »

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored

Press Release – Village PR

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored 25 July 2014 TAURANGA: A leading employment lawyer is warning all New Zealanders to make health and safety a top priority in their workplace to avoid being held accountable under new legislation … Read more »

Steve Yung appointed as new Sealord CEO

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group Ltds Board of Directors has appointed experienced food industry leader Steve Yung as the companys next CEO. Canadian born Yung has most recently been Managing Director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand and will take up his … Read more »

National refuses meeting with Maui’s advocates

Press Release – Green Party

National has refused a briefing from a group of Mauis dolphins experts, whose research shows 80 per cent of New Zealanders want greater protection for the critically endangered dolphin, the Green Party said today. Read more »

EPA Questions For Chatham Rise Phospate Mining Raise Alarm

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authoritys (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphates miningapplication. Read more »

Ngati Ruanui joins ironsand mining appeal

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust has applied to the High Court to join Trans Tasman Resources appeal against the decision to reject its application to mine iron sands off the south Taranaki coast. Read more »

Submissions on CRP marine consent application available

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The submissions received on the application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd for a marine consent to mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise are now available for viewing on the EPA website. Read more »

Stay out of water and don’t gather shellfish

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

The public are asked to stay out of the upper Whangarei Harbour for the next five days and to avoid gathering shellfish in the harbour for the next 28 days because of a sewage spill from a broken sewer pipe on Rewarewa Road. Read more »

Australian Consumers Assured NZ Seafood is Sustainable

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) list of imported fish that its telling consumers to stay away from, sounds like an underarm delivery to the New Zealand industry. Read more »

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