Posts tagged "The Government"

Government launches investigation into 100-year-old Central Otago water rights problem

[15 May/Stuff NZ] The Government has launched an investigation into how the Otago Regional Council is dealing with the issue of 100-year old Central Otago water rights. Minister for the Environment David Parker wants to know if the council has an appropriate planning framework and resources to be able to consider all applications for new...

Egg farmers weigh up options over hen housing systems

[12 May/Stuff NZ] The Government’s decision to ban small cages for poultry by 2022, has left many companies trying to figure out a way to relieve some of the egg shortage and create a new system for their businesses such as through barns or aviary’s. Mainland Poultry, the biggest egg producer in the country, purchased...

Time to reignite GE debate in New Zealand, says Sir Peter Gluckman

[1 July/NZ Herald] The Prime Minister’s former science advisor, Peter Gluckman, said it was time for New Zealand to restart the debate on genetic modification. The Government emphasised there were no plans to change New Zealand’s cautious approach to genetic modification, and changes would be years away. Sir Peter added the science had shown genetic...

Government to review primary sector research programmes

[4 December/ Stuff] The Government has announced that it would keep the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programmes running until it reviewed them. Under the previous National Government, the 22 PGPs were its flagship research and development programme for the primary sector. Of the 22 programmes, six have been completed and 16 were currently still underway....