John Banks is calling for an inquiry into Zespri, after a Chinese subsidiary of was fined $11 million for double invoicing.
Nathan Guy has reiterated his belief that NZ meat has been stalled at customs in China because of a documentation issue.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says New Zealand meat stalled at Chinese customs may already be starting to enter the country.
Govt officials now admit they don't actually know why China is blocking New Zealand meat and they also don't know when it will end.
The Minister for Primary Industries visited four beagle puppies this morning which are due to start training as biosecurity detector dogs.
New plans for a world-class agricultural research and education facility have been unveiled by the Government today.
The drought status covering much of the country is likely to remain in place until at least September despite recent rainfall.
The weekend's rain has brought relief to farmers, who have been suffering through the worst drought in 70 years.
The Government has officially classified the entire North Island as being in a state of drought.
A state of drought has officially been declared in Northland by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy.
Northland farmers are set to find out if they will get a drought declaration after weeks of hot, dry weather.
Up to 30 Kiwi veterans will be funded by the Government to attend commemorations in July.
New Zealanders will be asked what sort of balloting system should decide who gets to attend the Anzac Day centenary celebrations at Gallipoli in 2015.
Immigration officers have been given new search and detention powers which the Government says will mean they're less reliant on the police.
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