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Mandatory review of the Walking Access Act 2008 underway – Ministry For Primary Industries

By   /  December 1, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mandatory review of the Walking Access Act 2008 underway – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has begun a review of the Walking Access Act 2008. MPI will be assessing the Act and whether it still provides the access needed to New Zealand’s outdoors – land, bush, mountains, rivers, coasts and areas of cultural significance. “New Zealand is lucky to have such beautiful natural resources […]

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One month until new animal welfare regulations – Ministry For Primary Industries

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on One month until new animal welfare regulations – Ministry For Primary Industries

New regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system will come into effect on 1 October 2018. Ministry for Primary Industries Director for Animal Health and Welfare, Dr Chris Rodwell, says the 45 new regulations cover a range of species and activities from stock transport and farm husbandry procedures to companion and working animals like dogs […]

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Mycoplasma bovis, foot and mouth, National Party, and other nasty germs

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The Mycoplasma bovis crisis confronting New Zealand is a story that will be dissected and commented on for decades to come.

This was not simply a matter of a bacteria infecting cattle. This was a  story on many levels; of flouted rules; a significant inadequacy of the “free market”; critical under-funding by National (no surprises there);  and the best silver-lining that farmers could possibly hope for…

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