Fishing industry legal challenge a step too far

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling the fishing industrys legal challenge against the Kermadec Sanctuary self-serving and a step too far. Read more »

Seafood companies challenge Govt through High Court

Press Release – Fishing Industry Association

Seafood companies have filed proceedings in the High Court ( Statement of Claim ) in response to the Governments unilateral move to establish the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary without recognition of existing rights and contrary to international obligations … Read more »

Announcement from Ta Mark Solomon

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Today I am announcing publicly that I will not seek re-election as the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Representative for Kaikoura. I appreciate that by the end of this year, this will result in my role as Kaiwhakahaere of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu coming to … Read more »

Sugarloaf Wharf development now being led by marine farmers

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The proposed development of a piled wharf attached to the existing reclamation at the Sugarloaf Wharf (Te Kouma) will now be driven by the Coromandel Marine Farmers Association (CoroMFA). Read more »

Change to Taupo fishing regulations process

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Amendments to how regulations are made for the Lake Taupo trout fishery will make its management more responsive, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Read more »

Everything done right … except turning comms equipment on

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

A helicopter was airborne and a yacht heading to the rescue of a family fishing group in a runabout in trouble on the Firth of Thames this morning but the group was actually arriving safely back at the boat ramp. Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Seafood opens new processing plant

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Seafoods

Ngi Tahu Seafood officially opened a new purpose-built facility in Bluff today – 15 April. Read more »

Fiordland Lobster Company Includes Kahungunu Iwi Partner

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Fiordland Lobster Company Includes Kahungunu Iwi Partner in Their State of the Art Live Processing Depot Read more »

National’s Naval Scandal

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes there is a growing crisis in defence with Royal New Zealand Navy ships tied up and with just nine fisheries patrol days this year. Read more »

Kermadec Bill must respect all groups’ fishing rights

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on National to respect property rights under the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill. Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana Responds to Hon Sandra Lee

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Ms Lee has missed the point and needs to listen more carefully or read better information about what iwi and Te Ohu Kaimoana are actually saying. Read more »

Māori leading the way on Rangitahuahua

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party says its support of a Bill that proposes to establish a sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands is not guaranteed. Read more »

Seafood industry calls for genuine dialogue around Kermadecs

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The New Zealand Seafood Industry supports marine conservation, but any new measures to introduce marine protected areas must be taken in full, considered consultation with all relevant stakeholders, Seafood New Zealand Board Chairman George Clement … Read more »

Taupo carp farm application withdrawn

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An application to transfer and release grass and silver carp to a new fish farm site outside Taupo has been withdrawn, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Applicant Golden Harvest Aquaculture has written to the Department of Conservation stating … Read more »

Overwhelming science supports Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

Overwhelming science supports Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill Today, in support of the Kermadec Science Symposium, WWF-New Zealand applauds the overwhelming science that validates the new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill. After eight years of campaigning … Read more »

Pacific Fisheries Ministers welcomed to NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming visit to New Zealand by 10 Pacific Fisheries Ministers. Read more »

Report finds Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphin at risk

Press Release – Massey University

A Massey University report finds that vessel traffic in the Bay of Islands is affecting important behaviours in a population of bottlenose dolphins. Read more »

Maritime sector gets on board with HSWA

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand is helping maritime operators prepare to meet the requirements of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) that came into force today (4 April 2016). Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana Appoints Chief Executive

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

The board of Te Ohu Kaimoana (Mori Fisheries Trust) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dion Tuuta (Ngti Mutunga, Ngti Tama, Taranaki) to the role of Chief Executive and to take the Mori Fisheries Settlement into a new era. Read more »

Small vessels once again allowed in the Astrolabe Reef area

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Bay of Plenty Harbour Master has amended the exclusion zone to provide access for vessels under 500 tonnes, from 8am Tuesday 5th April 2016, in response to the MV Rena clean-up operations concluding on Monday 4th April 2016. Read more »

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