Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

BOP Regional Council praises kiwifruit industry

2 December 2010

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has congratulated the kiwifruit industry for moving quickly to set up an organisation for the management strategy to deal with the Psa bacterial disease.

The New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Council (IAC) met last night to formally establish an incorporated society to lead the industry management strategy for Psa. The Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated group will be registered within the next few days and operate as a non-profit body.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman John Cronin congratulated the industry or moving so quickly and taking a proactive stance to deal with the threat from Psa.

“The kiwifruit industry is important for the economy of the Bay of Plenty and its quick response to self managing this issue going forward should assist in the continued growth of this sector for the region,” Chairman Cronin said.

“This matter has also demonstrated the strengths of working collaboratively between industry, regional, Central Government, and Local Government and iwi to achieve a good outcome and in a relatively short timeframe.”

While the industry is progressing very well on its management strategy for Psa, the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will continue to lend support where possible to help in the long-term management of this disease. Bay of Plenty Regional Council will continue to coordinate support for Kiwifruit Vine Health Incorporated.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Group Manager Land Management Warwick Murray said the locals councils had worked well to provide assistance to the lead agency, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) throughout this matter and would continue to offer and provide support to the new industry organisation to help manage the disease.

“It is important that we continue to gain experience and expertise in this area alongside MAF and the industry in how to manage biosecurity risks and to build awareness in our communities about the possible impacts that these can have on our economic development and environment,” Mr Murray said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Cancel Culture And The ‘hate Speech’ Laws

If there really is anyone out there who feels genuinely panicked about what ‘cancel culture' is doing to our precious freedoms, then maybe they should just take a deep breath, look hard at who has allegedly been ‘ cancelled’ and see if they can detect any trace of a lasting “cancellation“ effect. Chances are, the alleged cancellees will be doing just fine. By and large, they will be people who do not lack for a public platform – never have, never will – and the downstream effects of being “ cancelled” will almost invariably be trending towards zero... More>>

 

Government: To Rev Up Reductions In Transport Emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael Wood today released Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi - Transport Emissions: Pathways to ... More>>

KiwiSaver: Default Provider Scheme Improvements Slash Fees, Boosts Savings

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will be significantly better off in retirement following changes to the default KiwiSaver scheme, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said today. More>>

ALSO:

Government: Hundreds Of New Electric Cars For State Sector

Total of 422 new electric vehicles and charging infrastructure across the state sector $5.1 million for the Department of Conservation to buy 148 electric vehicles and install charging infrastructure $1.1 million to help Kāinga Ora buy 40 electric ... More>>

Child Poverty: Reports Highlight Need For Ongoing Action

The Government has released the first Annual Report for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and the second Child Poverty Related Indicators (CPRI) Report, both of which highlight improvements in the lives of children as a result of actions of the Government, ... More>>

ALSO:

PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels