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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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…Read More →