Water New Zealand supports councils’ collaboration

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand supports the Wellington Water Committees move to taking a collaborative and regional approach to the challenge of getting Wellingtons water network up and running after a major incident announced today (Friday August 28, 2015). Water … Read more »

Lindis River Minimum Flow

Press Release – Otago Fish and Game

Have your say on the Lindis River, Fish and Game Environmental Officer Peter Wilson says, with the deadline looming for submissions to the Otago Regional Council on the proposed Lindis River minimum flow on Friday 4 September. At the moment … Read more »

Review of Fisheries Act has to include recreational fishing

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishing advocacy group LegaSea is pleased to hear the Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announce a major review of the Fisheries Act, but spokesman Scott Macindoe says the government needs to broaden its focus to take into account the … Read more »

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts. Read more »

Rangitāiki River catchment work programme approved

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A new programme to protect and enhance the Rangitaiki River and its catchment was approved by the Bay of Plenty Regional Councils Regional Direction and Delivery Committee last week. Read more »

Predictable result of unfair law changes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals destructive labour laws have forced 1000 workers at Talley’s-owned freezing works AFFCO into taking strike action just to keep their employer at the bargaining table, Labours spokesperson on Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway says. The Government … Read more »

Fish dumping incident investigated

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fish dumping incident investigated The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). MPI Compliance Director Dean Baigent says two separate fishermen alerted staff in … Read more »

Calibre Consulting wins Silver at INNOVATE NZ Awards

Press Release – Calibre Consulting

Calibre Consulting has won a Silver Award at the 2015 INNOVATE NZ Awards of Excellence for the improvements made to the anaerobic digestion systems at Palmerston North City Councils (PNCC) Waste Water Treatment Plant. Read more »

Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal. Read more »

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The final ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable, according to University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

Water quality up for discussion at Winter Lecture Series

Press Release – Waikato University

It is often said that water is the lifeblood of New Zealand. Just about everything we do has an impact on our water, and just about everyone has an opinion about it. Who is to blame for the quality of our water? Do we even have a problem? Read more »

Could Southland Become “New Zealand’s Norway” for Salmon?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is hoping that Stewart Island will be chosen by King Salmon as the location for its new Salmon Farm. Read more »

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that … Read more »

New Māori aquaculture agreements signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Mori aquaculture agreements signed New regional agreements for Mori commercial aquaculture have been signed by Government Ministers today, including Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Three regional agreements have been signed with iwi from the … Read more »

Maritime Union comes to assistance of distressed crew

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems. Read more »

New seafood and marine centre welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The decision by Plant & Food Research to invest with Port Nelson in a new purpose-built research facility in Akersten Street is great news for Nelson, says local MP Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

New science and technology hub to support seafood industry

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research has signed an agreement for Port Nelson to develop a purpose-built facility for its seafood research as part of a new collaborative industry hub. Read more »

Maori Fisheries restructure starts with funding queries

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – Plans to restructure Te Ohu Kaimoana, including giving iwi control of Aotearoa Fisheries and its $543 million fishery assets, will be consulted over the next year to find a fair way to evenly distribute power between tribes and … Read more »

All Farmers Urged To Enter Farm Environment Competition

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Facilitated by the New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust, the awards promote best-practice land management by showcasing the work of people farming in a way that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Read more »

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