The teams of skippers, fishers, scientists and inventors behind the new Precision Seafood Harvesting fishing technology say they’re very pleased PSH has been approved for commercial use in the deep water Hoki, Hake and Ling fisheries.
On World Environment Day, 5 June, Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor launched a primary sector action plan for water quality. This is the rural sector’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
NZ is a world leader in the use of the toxic gas methyl bromide. Methyl bromide, an ozone depleting toxic gas harmful to humans, is banned in many countries but New Zealand is using more than ever. In part one of a three-part investigation, Tony Wall speaks to people who've faced pressure to keep quiet about the issue.
Moral issues overwhelm in remote Commonwealth nation
The overreaction in cleansing accommodation perceived as permanently contaminated by synthetic drug users compares with the equally noticeable under-reaction to the threat to the national economy of the arrival of the animal pathogen Mycoplasma bovis.