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Irrigation funding of more than $1m announced

Irrigation funding of more than $1m announced
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter today announced more than $1.2 million in funding for irrigation projects.

Textile sector says support needed, not job cuts

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Future export markets for sustainably produced wool are bright and the nation's research capacity for wool biology and new textiles should have been supported, rather than slashed, says a textile lobbyist.

Biosecurity spot fines at border double

Biosecurity spot fines at border double
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - Biosecurity officials say the nation's border protection will be strengthened with the doubling of instant fines for false or incorrect border declarations from next week. The fines will double from $200 to $400 from April 22.

Ministers hail success of research conference

Ministers hail success of research conference
Wellington, April 9 NZPA - The Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gas research is well underway following a three-day conference in Wellington, Climate Change Negotiations Minister Tim Groser and Agriculture Minister David Carter said today

Drought declared in some North Island areas

Drought declared in some North Island areas
Wellington, April 8 NZPA - The Government has declared medium-level drought conditions in the Waikato, Rodney, Papakura and Manukau districts.

Speaker open to discussing MPs' legal fee issue

Speaker open to discussing MPs' legal fee issue
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - The Parliamentary Services Commission will consider whether use of taxpayer money for MPs' legal expenses should be open for public scrutiny, Speaker Lockwood Smith says.

MP would back transparency over legal bill funding

MP would back transparency over legal bill funding
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, April 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says the use of taxpayer funds to pay National MP Nick Smith's legal bills is fine, but he would be open to such information being made public.

Climate activists target Te Papa talks

Climate activists target Te Papa talks
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - Climate activists will demonstrate tomorrow at Te Papa when scientists and policymakers gather for talks on Prime Minister John Key's proposed "global research alliance" on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from farming.

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims

Carter dismisses conflict of interest claims
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has dismissed conflict of interest claims aimed at him in Parliament yesterday over a water consent on his Canterbury farm as "scurrilous".

NZ signs dairy cooperation arrangement with China

NZ signs dairy cooperation arrangement with China
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Agriculture Minister David Carter has signed a dairy cooperation arrangement with China. Mr Carter is on a week-long visit to Beijing, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia, leading a delegation of New Zealand agricultural technology companies.

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