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NZ First applauds progress towards ending use of 1080

New Zealand First applauds the announcement of a $19.5m Provincial Growth Fund investment to develop innovative predator control approaches that do not use 1080 poison.

Fijian women parliamentarians team up with NZ counterparts

This week, New Zealand will be hosting eight women members from the Parliament of Republic of Fiji. The visit is part of an ongoing programme of parliamentary capacity and relationship building between members of Parliament in the Pacific region.

Financial scrutiny and regional networks on agenda

This week, Andrew Bayly MP, member of the Finance and Expenditure Committee, and Mark Patterson MP, member of the Primary Production Committee, will attend the Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees Regional Workshop for the Pacific, being held in Suva, Fiji.

Report about Maori Nationalist organisations a 'crock'

Maori Council calls Corrections report about Maori Nationalist organisations a "crock" of the highest order - calls for heads to roll

Govt betrays High Country farmers - Jacqui Dean

The Government has effectively betrayed farmers with its decision to rewrite the rules around management of the South Island High Country, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says.

PGF funding for conservation projects announcement - Jones and Sage

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is making a $19.5m investment to develop innovative approaches to expand predator control in regional New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Govt to change to how iconic high country land managed

Iconic high country land will be better managed under changes that Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage announced consultation on today.

Minister travels to UAE and Egypt

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor travels to the United Arab Emirates this evening and then onto Egypt for meetings on trade, food security and agricultural technology.

High Country farmers face more uncertainty, costs - National

Details of the Government’s plan to end tenure review show some farmers will have wasted time and money on the regime and all farmers on Crown pastoral land will face higher costs, National’s Land Information spokesperson David Bennett says.

NZ expresses condolences to Indian Government over terrorist bombing

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand has offered its condolences to the people and Government of India over a bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir which led to a very large loss of life and heightened tensions in the region.