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Govt says won't reconsider raw milk rules until March

Govt says won't reconsider raw milk rules until March
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter says he will not review the raw milk regulations -- governing Fonterra and the extent to which it supplied rival processors -- until March next year.

Carter warns 'slippage' may delay law change

Carter warns 'slippage' may delay law change
Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - Any "slippage" in the capital restructure of the nation's biggest business may mean that the Government help which Prime Minister John Key promised Fonterra may not arrive until after the next general election, according to Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Seasonal finance essential for farms after SCF receivership

Seasonal finance essential for farms after SCF receivership
Wellington, Aug 31 NZPA - Seasonal finance is the biggest issue for farmers following the announcement that a significant rural lender South Canterbury Finance (SCF) has gone into receivership, Federated Farmers says.

Employment law changes get mixed reception

Employment law changes get mixed reception
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, July 18 NZPA - Around 500 trade unionists banged drums and bellowed protests outside the National Party's annual conference today while inside it delegates cheered Prime Minister John Key as he announced sweeping changes to employment law.

Govt confirms forestry scheme to get the chop

Govt confirms forestry scheme to get the chop
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 13 NZPA - The Government has confirmed it is axing a scheme to get more people to plant more trees, saying it is not needed now there is an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Forestry scheme to get the chop - Labour

Forestry scheme to get the chop - Labour
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Documents show the Government plans to axe a scheme to encourage people to plant new forests, a move Labour says is foolish.

SPCA welcomes passing of animal cruelty bill

SPCA welcomes passing of animal cruelty bill
Auckland, July 2 NZPA - The SPCA has applauded the Government for passing the Animal Welfare Amendment Act, which will see increased penalties for the neglect and ill-treatment of animals. SPCA branches were delighted about the new law, chief executive Robyn Kippenberger said.

Unanimous support for animal cruelty bill

Unanimous support for animal cruelty bill
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Penalties for cruelty to animals have been significantly increased under a bill enacted by unanimous vote in Parlianment today. The Animal Welfare Amendment Act started off as a member's bill drafted by Tauranga MP Simon Bridges.

Govt to decide law changes for Fonterra

Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter says he is pleased that Fonterra shareholders delivered a "resounding" endorsement of constitutional change needed to rejig the cooperative's capital structure.

New cattle code of conduct issued

New cattle code of conduct issued
Feds - can't see this in priors Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Sheep and beef cattle are now covered by a code of animal welfare like that already in place for deer and dairy cattle.

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