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David Carter

Politics
Canterbury

Member since: 11 January 2008
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David was first elected to Parliament in 1994 as the Member of Parliament for the rural electorate of Selwyn. In the 1996 General Election, he won the Banks Peninsula electorate. Caucus Responsibilities Spokesman for Agriculture Select Committees Primary Production (Chair) david.carter@national.org.nz www.national.org.nz




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Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Water 2:10PM
Government earmarks $80m for irrigation investment

The Government is establishing a company to act as a bridging investor for regional water infrastructure development, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced today.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Government 3:30PM
Local government efficiency taskforce report released

The report of the Local Government Efficiency Taskforce released today is an essential building block of the Government’s reform programme, says Local Government Minister David Carter.

784 views

Tuesday, 11 December 2012
News 4:37PM
Irrigation fund project given green light

Primary Industries Minister David Carter says the go-ahead for the Wairarapa Water Use Project has the potential to irrigate an additional 30,000 to 50,000 hectares of land and boost the area’s GDP by $400 million.

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Friday, 7 December 2012
News 4:52PM
Minister welcomes new frontline border staff

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News 1:30PM
New welfare code to phase out battery cages

Battery cages for layer hens are to be phased out under a new Code of Welfare released today by Primary Industries Minister David Carter.

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Agriculture 3:03PM
Government to assist kiwifruit growers

A package of support measures is to be made available to North Island kiwifruit growers affected by the Psa-V vine disease, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced today.

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Monday, 3 December 2012
News 3:16PM
Primary Growth Partnership tops $650M

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed the announcement of another successful Primary Growth Partnership bid which lifts the total invested to more than $650 million.

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Politics 1:49PM
Local electoral law bill passes first reading

A bill that will strengthen the Local Electoral Act, including the rules around donations, has passed its first reading in Parliament.

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Thursday, 25 October 2012
Agriculture 4:44PM
Australian Agriculture Minister to visit

Australian Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Hon Joe Ludwig will visit New Zealand for bilateral and primary industries meetings over the next two days.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012
Economy 2:50PM
Further boost for primary sector innovation

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed today's announcement of another successful Primary Growth Partnership bid which lifts the total allocated to around $600 million.

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Friday, 28 September 2012
Government 2:18PM
Local Government infrastructure group appointed

Local Government Minister David Carter has today announced an independent expert advisory group to help local government provide more cost effective infrastructure.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012
News 1:33PM
Decision on orange roughy fishery welcome

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed a move by New Zealand fish quota owners to forego fishing an increased orange roughy stock in the interest of long-term sustainability.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Government 11:36AM
Environment Canterbury bill passes first reading

A bill extending commissioner governance of Environment Canterbury beyond the 2013 local government elections has passed its first reading in Parliament.

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Thursday, 13 September 2012
Government 2:52PM
Biosecurity reform bill passes into law

A bill that makes the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in 15 years has passed into law.

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Government 2:08PM
Proposed changes to local electoral law

Local Government Minister David Carter has announced proposed changes to the donation provisions of the Local Electoral Act.

242 views

Friday, 7 September 2012
Government 2:01PM
Environment Canterbury commissioners to stay

CANTERBURY — Commissioners will continue to govern Environment Canterbury after the 2013 local authority elections, Local Government Minister David Carter and Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012
Council 2:14PM
Kaipara Council commissioners appointed

Local Government Minister David Carter today released a report into the Kaipara District Council and announced the appointment of four commissioners to replace the elected councillors. The review of Kaipara Council’s performance by the government-appointed Kaipara Review Team led to the Council requesting commissioners take over governance of the district.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Council 6:21PM
Kaipara Council commissioners appointed

Local Government Minister David Carter today released a report into the Kaipara District Council and announced the appointment of four commissioners to replace the elected councillors.

504 views

Friday, 24 August 2012
Marine 5:10PM
South Pacific fisheries convention in force

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Primary Industries Minister David Carter today announced a new convention to manage fisheries across the South Pacific.

248 views

Monday, 13 August 2012
Government 5:14PM
Commissioners to run Kaipara District Council

Commissioners are to be appointed to run Kaipara District following a request from the Council, Local Government Minister David Carter has announced.

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News 2:31PM
New Zealanders have a say on animal welfare

The Government is asking New Zealanders for their feedback on proposed changes to the animal welfare system.

300 views

Friday, 10 August 2012
Agriculture 5:55PM
Primary Industries Minister to visit US

Primary Industries Minister David Carter will travel to the United States tomorrow for a primary industries summit, and talks with agriculture sector political leaders and officials.

261 views

Thursday, 2 August 2012
Conservation 4:46PM
Squid fishery decision reflects new research

Primary Industries Minister David Carter says updated scientific research has played a key part in his decision on management measures for the Auckland Islands squid trawl fishery (SQU6T).

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Agriculture 6:38PM
Dairy Industry Restructuring Bill passes third reading

A Bill that delivers a more transparent and efficient dairy market passed its third and final reading in Parliament today.

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Friday, 20 July 2012
Council 6:14PM
Government responds to Auckland Plan

AUCKLAND CITY — A number of key proposals in Auckland Council’s first Auckland Plan are broadly aligned with the Government’s priorities, but there are still some areas of concern, says Local Government Minister David Carter.

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News 6:02PM
New detector dogs join biosecurity frontline

Primary Industries Minister David Carter was on hand today for the graduation of the first labradors to become biosecurity detector dogs.

242 views

Monday, 16 July 2012
Deaths 1:14PM
Minister pays tribute to meat industry pioneer

Primary Industries Minister David Carter today paid tribute to Hawke’s Bay businessman Graeme Lowe who has passed away following a long illness.

261 views

Export 1:14PM
PGP delivers on Government's growth plan

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed today’s announcement of a major investment partnership for New Zealand’s export beef sector.

291 views

Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Agriculture 2:36PM
Minister welcomes swift action on Psa report

Primary Industries Minister David Carter has welcomed immediate action on the recommendations of an independent review of import requirements and border clearance processes.

302 views

Thursday, 28 June 2012
Agriculture 6:37PM
Livestock tracing scheme goes live

New Zealand agriculture marks a significant milestone on 1 July when the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme (NAIT) goes live, says Primary Industries Minister David Carter.

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