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Govt And Farmers At Odds Over `Factory Farming'

Govt And Farmers At Odds Over `Factory Farming'
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Government and Federated Farmers are at odds over "factory farming" of dairy cows after Prime Minister John Key said it could have a negative impact on New Zealand's international free-range brand.

Biosecurity Lawbreakers Face Bigger Fines

Biosecurity Lawbreakers Face Bigger Fines
Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - The instant fine for bringing in banned products like fruit and meat has been doubled to $400, which the Government says reflects the seriousness of the offence. Conviction in court for the same offence has been raised from $400 to a maximum $1000.

Zespri Says It Doesn't Want Public Debate Over Alleged Collusion

Zespri Says It Doesn't Want Public Debate Over Alleged Collusion
Wellington Nov 25 NZPA - Turners and Growers chairman Tony Gibbs says he rejects as "hysterical" concerns that his company has "colluded" with foreign powers in its bid to break Zespri International's control of exports outside Australasia.

Carter Speaks At World Summit On Food Security In Rome

Carter Speaks At World Summit On Food Security In Rome
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - Minister of Agriculture David Carter told World Summit on Food Security today it had failed to meet aspirations to reduce the number of hungry and malnourished in the world.

Mallard Off To London

Mallard Off To London
Wellington, Nov 12 NZPA - Labour MP Trevor Mallard will be cheering on the All Blacks at next weekend's rugby test in London, courtesy of the taxpayer.

Other Ministers Travel Perks' Use

Other Ministers Travel Perks' Use
Wellington, Nov 10 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide has paid back taxpayer money he used to take his partner on overseas trips but other Ministers who did the same thing are resisting following his lead.

Government Says Draft Pig Code Out Soon

Government Says Draft Pig Code Out Soon
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - The Greens are accusing the Government of dragging its trotters over reforming how pigs can be treated.

Rodney Hide Says He Has Suffered Abuse Over Perk Spending

Rodney Hide Says He Has Suffered Abuse Over Perk Spending
Wellington, Nov 1 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide says he has been abused in the street for using taxpayer-funded perks to pay for his girlfriend's travel.

`I'm Not A Martyr' Says Perk-Buster Hide

`I'm Not A Martyr' Says Perk-Buster Hide
Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide says he disagrees with the perk that gives MPs a taxpayer-funded 90 percent fare discount for themselves and their partners -- but he still used it to take his girlfriend overseas.

More Funding To Tackle Kauri Killer

More Funding To Tackle Kauri Killer
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - The Government is committing $4.7 million to fight a disease killing kauri trees. The recently identified disease, kauri dieback or kauri rot (Phytophthora taxon agathis), is attacking the trees in the upper North Island and Great Barrier Island.

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