Thursday, 17 January 2013
Thousands of campers flock to DOC campsites
Thousands of New Zealanders have taken time out to camp and relax in Department of Conservation campsites around the country this summer, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Minister congratulates MPI for US agreement
Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson has congratulated the Ministry for Primary Industries for making us the first country to sign a Food Safety Systems Recognition Arrangement with the US Food and Drug Administration.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Farm gate raw milk sales to continue
Farm gate sales of raw milk will continue and the amount that can be purchased is likely to increase, Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Positive future for Wellington harbour islands
The signing of the Wellington Harbour Islands (WHI) Management Plan sets the future vision and management of Wellington’s three harbour islands, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Decision paves the way for innovative foods for health
Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson has welcomed new trans-Tasman rules for health and nutrition claims on food labels.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Minister urges food safety success to continue
Fewer New Zealanders are getting food poisoning but we must not forget basic food safety rules during the summer barbecue season, Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
“We all love a summer barbecue, but over the festive season, it’s a good time to remember to do the food safety basics.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
New Bill will create three marine reserves
Three marine reserves will be created under the Subantarctic Islands Marine Reserves Bill, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Minister welcomes purchase of rare wetlands
Monday, 3 December 2012
Two-day summit to tackle pest problem
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson today launched a two-day summit to look for new ways we can try and eradicate stoats, possums and rats - our three biggest pests.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Minister congratulates Māori graduates
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Minister increases conservation board
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson is increasing the size of the Taranaki/Whanganui Conservation Board from eight members to ten.
Minister seeks conservation board nominations
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson is seeking proud New Zealanders to stand for their local conservation boards and make a difference in their community.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Minister welcomes opening of Tongariro tracks
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson has welcomed plans to re-open the Tongariro Northern Circuit and part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on Thursday.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Minister visits Mt Tongariro community leaders
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson and Taupō MP Louise Upston will visit Turangi today to discuss the recent eruption of Mt Tongariro with the Department of Conservation and GNS Science.
Minister welcomes opening of Ohaaki Wetlands
The Ohaaki Wetland is evidence of the success that can be achieved when groups work together towards a conservation goal, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Minister steps down after Pike River report
Hon Kate Wilkinson has resigned as Labour Minister, effective today, following today’s release of the report from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Native birds get greater protection from stoats
Native birds including great spotted kiwis in the Nelson Lakes National Park will have greater protection from stoats now that self-setting traps are in the region, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Changes to Part 6A approved by Cabinet
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Tyson's visa application declined
Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson has declined to grant a visa that would allow Mike Tyson to enter New Zealand.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Starting-out wage will put young people in work
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today confirmed the introduction of a new starting-out wage that will help provide young New Zealanders with more opportunities to get into the workforce.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Tyson visa cancelled
Mike Tyson’s visa has been cancelled by Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson today.
Monday, 1 October 2012
UK health and safety expert visits New Zealand
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today welcomed the arrival of Judith Hackitt, Chair of the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Endangered whitetip sharks to be protected
Oceanic whitetip sharks are to get the same status as the great white shark, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson announced today.
Thursday, 20 September 2012
New drug and alcohol regulations for adventure tourism
Adventure tourism operators will face stronger regulations to help prevent tragedies from drug and alcohol-related accidents, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson announced today.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Record number of native species being helped
Record numbers of threatened species are now being actively managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), thanks in part to a new and world leading system, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson has announced.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Minister welcomes taskforce consultation
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has welcomed the Safer Workplaces consultation document launched by the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety today.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
New director to Queen Elizabeth II board
Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Yerex as a director on the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Board.
Conservation projects get Biodiversity Funds
Two areas of Canterbury native bush and a rare native plant will receive part of a $2 million grant to help with their preservation, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson said today.
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Harsher penalties for wildlife smugglers
Cabinet has agreed to tough new measures for people caught attempting to smuggle native wildlife out of the country, Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson says.
Chief Inspector for mines appointed
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has today announced the appointment of Tony Forster as Chief Inspector for mines in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s High Hazards Unit.