Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Mori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon … Read more »

$24 million for NIWA-led Deep South Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Funding of $24 million over five years has been approved for New Zealands second National Science Challenge – The Deep South Challenge Te Kmata o Te Tonga, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Seafood Industry Remains Concerned on Chatham Rise

Press Release – Deepwater Group

The seafood industry today welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphates (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key fishing ground for New Zealand. Read more »

Seafood NZ Says Kaikoura Conservation Legislation a Template

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has hailed the passage of the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill by Parliament today as a template for seafood and environment conservation measures throughout New Zealand. Parliament passed the bill into law on the last … Read more »

Sealord applauds passing of Fisheries FCV Bill

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group has welcomed the passing of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels) Amendment Bill as a move that will safeguard workers and protect New Zealands sustainable fishing reputation. Read more »

Seafood NZ Welcomes Foreign Charter Vessel resolution

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand says the passage of the Foreign Charter Vessel Bill through Parliament today enables the seafood industry to move into a new era. Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

Green Party statement on passing of FCV legislation

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates all parties in Parliament for supporting the completion of the Foreign Chartered Vessel legislation. Read more »

Fishing Bill a major step towards fixing industry problems

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says the passing of a bill reforming the fishing industry is a major step in fixing serious problems. Read more »

Kaikōura Marine Management Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed Parliaments passage of the Kaikura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill today. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Read more »

Outdoor Council Backs Fish and Game in Minister Smith Stoush

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

A national outdoor recreation council has backed Fish and Game in the wake of an argument with Conservation Minister Nick Smith over the organisation’s advocacy role for cleaning up New Zealand’s rivers from a deteriorating state. Read more »

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 »

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