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Saturday 21 May 2022

Regulation

Budget 2022: “This is a clear signal of how seriously we’re taking the grocery issue” – Clark 20th May 2022 /

Budget 2022: “This is a clear signal of how seriously we’re taking the grocery issue” – Clark

The government has started its reform of the grocery sector by introducing urgent Budget night legislation to stop major supermarkets blocking competitors from accessing land for new stores.


Govt sets first three emissions budgets 9th May 2022 /

Govt sets first three emissions budgets

Climate Change Minister James Shaw has unveiled New Zealand’s first three emissions budgets, calling them “another milestone on the journey toward a zero-carbon future”.


Waitangi Tribunal to look at alcohol impact on Māori 14th March 2022 /

Waitangi Tribunal to look at alcohol impact on Māori

The Waitangi Tribunal has been asked to consider whether the Crown is failing Māori on alcohol, as part of evidence being heard this week.


Dietary supplement regulatory reform needed – NZHP 25th February 2022 /

Dietary supplement regulatory reform needed – NZHP

New Zealand Health Products says regulatory reform is needed to fix “badly broken dietary supplement rules.”


RMA reform needed to help aquaculture – govt 9th February 2022 /

RMA reform needed to help aquaculture – govt

The government has cited New Zealand King Salmon’s difficulties to illustrate that the RMA needs reform.


New catch limits for 15 fish stocks 24th September 2021 /

New catch limits for 15 fish stocks

Hoki, blue cod, hapuku and bass are among the fish species to have their catch limits reduced in new rules announced today. The changes affect 15 fish stocks around the country MORE »


Regulation, compostable packaging, container return scheme priorities in new plastics plan 17th September 2021 /

Regulation, compostable packaging, container return scheme priorities in new plastics plan

Regulated product stewardship of plastic packaging, exploring compostable packaging options, and a potential container return scheme are part of the government’s new national plastics plan. 


Grain and seed IHS submissions invited 24th August 2021 /

Grain and seed IHS submissions invited

Biosecurity New Zealand has called for comments on a proposed change to the import health standard for importing grain and seeds for consumption, feed, or processing.


NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign 10th August 2021 /

NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign

New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments of the regulatory redesign of Animal Products and Wine Regulations respectively.


…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising 28th June 2021 /

…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising

The UK government has released more detail around its plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.


New whitebaiting rules to help stocks – govt 3rd June 2021

New whitebaiting rules to help stocks – govt

New whitebaiting rules will help preserve stocks of the delicacy, says acting conservation minister Ayesha Verrall.


EDNZ 2021: What the govt gets right – and wrong – for food producers 31st May 2021 /

EDNZ 2021: What the govt gets right – and wrong – for food producers

NZ’s strict controls are a double-edged sword for global food companies looking to invest, says Gelita.


Sick leave doubles to 10 days 25th May 2021 /

Sick leave doubles to 10 days

The government has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill, doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days each year.


UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food 14th May 2021 /

UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food

The British government plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.


Natural Health Products NZ slams ‘shockingly out of date’ legislation 18th December 2020

Natural Health Products NZ slams ‘shockingly out of date’ legislation

The industry body aired its frustrations at a committee meeting on Thursday.


Auckland food business expired registration window closes 11th December 2020

Auckland food business expired registration window closes

From January, Auckland council Food Act registrations must be renewed before they expire


Pork producer calls for labelling change despite Covid delay 18th November 2020

Pork producer calls for labelling change despite Covid delay

Harrington’s Smallgoods is urging the Government to make country-of-origin labelling a priority.