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MAF blocks only rock melons from fruitfly container

MAF blocks only rock melons from fruitfly container
Wellington, May 21 NZPA - Biosecurity officials at the border have impounded Queensland rock melons infested with fruitfly eggs and ordered them re-exported or destroyed.

Carter says budget provides "smarter" services for farmers

Carter says budget provides "smarter" services for farmers
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government says it is delivering "smarter services" for biosecurity and the primary sector by providing pragmatic solutions. "Funding has been reallocated to priority areas," Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter said.

Property ownership popular among Nats

Property ownership popular among Nats
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - National MPs will take the biggest hit of any politicians if budget announcements making multiple property ownership less financially appealing are implemented in the budget as Finance Minister Bill English has indicated.

Carter says fly bomb parcel a mystery

Carter says fly bomb parcel a mystery
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter says he has no idea why a parcel containing dead flies was sent to him.

Key says bomb label was inside box of live flies

Key says bomb label was inside box of live flies
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is not concerned a box containing live flies a label "this is a New Zealand cluster bomb" made it to a Cabinet minister's office on the fifth floor of the Beehive earlier today.

This is a bomb - note on box containing flies

This is a bomb - note on box containing flies
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - A box packed with flies with a note on top saying it contained a bomb led to the Beehive being evacuated this morning.

Pub for Key during bomb scare

Pub for Key during bomb scare
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key bunkered down in a bar this morning after a bomb scare meant he couldn't go to his office.

Beehive scare over

Beehive scare over
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Beehive staff have been allowed to return to their offices after a suspicious package saw Parliament's Executive Wing evacuated this morning. Prime Minister John Key took refuge in the nearby Occidental Hotel on Lambton Quay, taking the chance to eat there.

Govt approves limited harvest of undaria seaweed

Govt approves limited harvest of undaria seaweed
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - The Government has approved for commercial harvesting of the Japanese seaweed undaria, which has previously been listed as one of the world's 100-worst invasive species.

Minister spends $440/month on petrol and she has a chauffeured car

Minister spends $440/month on petrol and she has a chauffeured car
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins spent about $440 a month on petrol for her self-drive ministerial car despite having a chauffeur-driven crown limo available.

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