Shellfish advisory for Waiheke Island lifted
Friday 2 May
Update: Shellfish advisory for
Waiheke Island lifted
Further to Tuesday’s
alert of a suspected case of paralytic shellfish poisoning
(PSP) at Waiheke Island’s Onetangi Beach, test results
conducted by the Ministry for Primary Industries have come
back negative for PSP toxin.
Shellfish and seawater
samples around New Zealand are tested by MPI each week to
ensure they are not contaminated with biotoxin from algae
blooms. The public will be alerted should any biotoxins be
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Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader
Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.
“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.
“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>