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Scoop multimedia: M bovis eradication announcement


On Monday afternoon the Government announced plans to attempt to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand [MPI alert].

A technical briefing was followed by the official announcement, after which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took questions on other matters.

National Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy also spoke to media.

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Eradication announcement with PM Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Agriculture and for Biosecurity Damien O'Connor, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne, Beef and Lamb NZ Chair Andrew Morrison, Rural Support Trust National Council Chair Neil Bateup, Dairy NZ Chair Jim van der Poel, Rural Women NZ National President Fiona Gower.

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Prior to the press conference there was a technical briefing with representative from MPI, Federated Farmers, Dairy NZ, and Beef and Lamb NZ.

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The PM discusses her week ahead and takes questions on DHB nurse strikes, the working group on welfare reform, Chinese influence in NZ and five eyes, abortion law reform, business confidence, issues around the Kiwibuild project, and fees-free education.

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National Party Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy spoke to media after the announcement.

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