Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Strategy to keep South Island varroa free


Strategy to keep South Island varroa free

The final phase of the varroa management programme has culminated in a proposal for keeping the South Island free of this destructive bee pest.

Members of the public are invited to make submissions on the Varroa National Pest Management Strategy proposal, which incorporates movement controls on risk items such as bee keeping equipment, public education measures and an extensive surveillance programme.

Fiona Hutchinson, Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), said that the proposed strategy measures were developed to prevent the bee mite from spreading to the South Island and to help ensure its early detection. The Government would fund an incursion response programme should varroa ever arrive in the South Island.

The Varroa Planning Group, made up of representatives from the bee keeping, agriculture and horticulture sectors, has over the last three years developed a long-term management programme for varroa.

“It has been a difficult process with some dissension, but MAF believes that the potential benefits of the proposed strategy for the South Island are significant,” she said

The proposed strategy will be funded by South Island regional councils and unitary authorities and a hive levy paid by South Island beekeepers.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 30 January 2004 and should be sent to the Minister of Agriculture, c/- Tricia Caughley, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, PO Box 2526, Wellington.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Principals' Federation:
End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended.

"This is such a win for all the principals who never believed in national standards and who, for the past decade, have argued for what is morally right for our nation's young people and their learning," said Cormick. More>>

 

Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>

ALSO:

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages