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Minister promises farmers conditions on ETS

Minister promises farmers conditions on ETS
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has promised the nation's farmers that they will not be made accountable for the greenhouse gas emissions through the Government's emissions trading scheme (ETS), unless trading partners are also feeling some of the financial pain.

Business law MOU updated at CER meeting

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - New Zealand and Australian ministers have signed an updated agreement on coordinating business law as the two countries work towards a single economic market.

Govt plans to take possums, wallabies

Govt plans to take possums, wallabies
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Government is planning to remove possums and wallaby species from coverage by the Wild Animal Control Act to simplify their extermination.

Carter lays out 25-year pest management plan

Carter lays out 25-year pest management plan
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - The Government today set out four themes for its proposed changes to pest management over the next 25 years.

Minister apologises for upsetting Jewish community

Minister apologises for upsetting Jewish community
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has apologised to New Zealand's Jewish community for comments he made about his decision to ban their religious slaughter of animals, known as shechita.

Carter urges farmers to vote on Fonterra capital

Carter urges farmers to vote on Fonterra capital
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter is urging Fonterra's farmer-shareholders to vote in the June 30 ballot on the giant cooperative's latest attempt at a capital restructure.

Climate change minister says ag ETS may not go ahead

Climate change minister says ag ETS may not go ahead
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Whether agriculture comes into the emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2015 or not will depend on technological advances and what other countries do, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says.

Minister denies NZ Jews a kosher kill

Minister denies NZ Jews a kosher kill
Wellington May 28 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has rejected a recommendation from advisers that Jewish ritual slaughter of livestock be exempted from animal welfare rules to allow killing animals without preliminary stunning.

Minister denies NZ Jews a kosher kill

Minister denies NZ Jews a kosher kill
By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington May 28 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has rejected a recommendation from advisers that Jewish ritual slaughter of livestock be exempted from animal welfare rules to allow killing animals without preliminary stunning.

PM not aware of Landcorp-Crafar intentions

PM not aware of Landcorp-Crafar intentions
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he's not directly aware of any intention by Landcorp to consider bidding for Crafar Farms.

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