New Zealand's primary industry exports are forecast to rise 9.3% over the next year on the back of strong dairy prices and a return to normal productivity levels, according to MPI's latest quarterly update to its Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries.
An Iwitea Māori incorporation will receive up to $40,000 from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to find the best sustainable use for their land.
Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General, Martyn Dunne, says he accepts the findings of an independent review conducted by Queen’s Counsel Michael Heron into 3 MPI fisheries compliance operations.
Hon Nathan Guy, Hon Jo Goodhew, MPI Director-General Martyn Dunne, and Auckland Airport Chief Executive Adrian Littlewood today turned the first sod ahead of construction on a new multi-purpose facility for MPI at Auckland Airport.
Martyn Dunne has approved the Terms of Reference for an independent review into compliance operations.
Statement from the Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries in relation to Operation Achilles
Announcement of independent review into circumstances surrounding Operation Achilles
MPI is predicting steady export growth over the next 4 years in its latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries, released today.
On 1 July 2015, updated fees and changes to the way the MPI recovers costs for its services from businesses and industries will come into effect.
MPI is looking for feedback on proposed updates to fee rates needed to maintain the safety of New Zealand’s food and protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks.
Dairy export revenue will be down this year, but the drop will be partly offset by better-than-expected growth in other primary sectors.