Jim Sutton approves ENZA plan
The Minister of Agriculture, the Hon Jim Sutton, said today
that he was delighted to confirm the restructuring plan of
the Apple and Pear Marketing Board.
The plan, submitted
under the Apple and Pear Industry Restructuring Act 1999,
was passed with overwhelming support by a grower referendum
earlier this week.
Mr Sutton's confirmation of the board's
restructuring plan is the last formal involvement of the
minister in the board's restructuring. As of April 1, it
will be corporatised into ENZA
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Simon Bridges: National Leak Inquiry Points To Jami-Lee Ross
John Billington QC has independently assessed the investigation report. It is his opinion that on the balance of probabilities the evidence establishes that Jami-Lee Ross was the person who leaked the expenses and the sender of the text message.
I accept both the investigation report and the opinion of Mr Billington.
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