Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Fruitful Week For Kiwifruit Industry

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE USE
23 JULY 1999

FRUITFUL WEEK FOR KIWIFRUIT INDUSTRY

Food and Fibre Minister said today that it had been a momentous week for the kiwifruit industry with two significant milestones achieved.

"The introduction of the Kiwifruit restructuring Bill into the House followed by the news that after 8 years New Zealand kiwifruit growers will again have access to the lucrative US market, is excellent news for kiwifruit growers."

"The new legislation enables the kiwifruit industry to reposition itself so that it can respond positively to the challenges of the international market. The Bill clearly defines ownership rights for growers and reinforces Zespri's commercial focus of generating shareholder wealth."

"I believe the kiwifruit industry will be well served by the new structures and regulatory measures. The Bill provides more opportunities for the industry to innovate and respond to market opportunities, and conditions, and provides the incentives for the industry to become even more efficient."

"On top of the news that Kiwifruit New Zealand will again have access to the US market as a result of the lifting of the long standing US anti-dumping order, the industry has also joined forces with its Californian counterpart in an innovative marketing programme in the US."

"The US market is the biggest in the world and New Zealand has a very good product to offer US consumers. It is obvious that a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes and these efforts are now bearing fruit."

"The future looks very exciting for New Zealand kiwifruit growers. The industry should be congratulated for these initiatives. Kiwifruit New Zealand's constructive working relationship with the Government has paid dividends for the kiwifruit industry. So too has their perseverance in the international arena. It demonstrates how much progress can be achieved when the parties work together on a common goal," Mr Luxton concluded.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Raising Corporate Taxes Has Become A Hot New Political Cause

Surprisingly, “raising taxes” has become a very fashionable political idea in 2021. That’s right. After decades of being seen (at best) as a necessary evil, higher corporate taxes are now being treated as the Great Good Thing that will revive the US economy, re-distribute wealth productively, help to build neglected and decaying public infrastructure, fund public health, address social inequality, restore a sense of community and generally make everyone feel better about the society in which they live... More>>

 

Government: Delivers Next Phase Of Climate Action

The Government is delivering on a key election commitment to tackle climate change, by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers and partnering with the private sector to help it transition away from fossil fuels. This is the first ... More>>

Government: Independent Experts To Advise On Post-Vaccination Future

The Government is acting to ensure decisions on responding to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic are informed by the best available scientific evidence and strategic public health advice. “New Zealand has worked towards an elimination ... More>>

Travel: Trans-Tasman Bubble To Start 19 April

New Zealand’s successful management of COVID means quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on Monday 19 April, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris ... More>>

ALSO:


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

World Travel: New Zealand Temporarily Suspending Travel From India - PM Jacinda Ardern

Travel into New Zealand from India - including for New Zealand citizens and residents - is being temporarily suspended because of high numbers of Covid-19 cases. More>>

Finance: Crown Accounts Again Better Than Forecast

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance The economic recovery from COVID-19 continues to be reflected in the Government’s books, which are again better than expected. The Crown accounts for the eight months to the end of February 2021 showed both OBEGAL ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels