Hawke's Bay Today

Biodiversi­ty report


Results from the current national bulk milk testing for Mycoplasma bovis are encouragin­g with only three farms confirmed with the disease and more than 51,000 of the about 70,000 tests completed. Full results from the bulk milk testing are expected to be delivered to most farmers early next month. including NZ’s Ministry for Primary Industries, might ratify an agreement mid-2019 to set rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. The Biodiversi­ty Collaborat­ive Group — funded by the Minister for the Environmen­t to advise on new national policy on indigenous biodiversi­ty — has published a report including a draft National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversi­ty (NPS-IB) and recommenda­tions to help native plants, animals and ecosystems thrive. A key recommenda­tion is that councils are directed to map Significan­t Natural Areas in their plans. The Government will seek

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