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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David Cunliffe And
The Future Of The
David Cunliffe met with the press today after Saturday’s disappointing election result for The Labour Party.
“We are all deeply concerned by the result of our party vote. I want to be clear that I, as leader, am responsible for that result” Cunliffe said. Although he called the results “deeply disappointing” Cunliffe said “the voters are always right”.
He felt that Labour needed to make improvements and take action: “We don’t need months to get feedback from members of the public, we've had a lot over the past 48 hours”. More>>
Update: After a seven hour caucus meeting David Cunliffe has announced Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as new party whips and said the Labour council will hold an independent review into the election result. He did not comment on any leadership vote.