Media releases

It’s official: Hastings is now a GM Free food producing district

Hawke’s Bay food producers have won a major battle to keep the Hastings District GM Free. Federated Farmers has formally abandoned its legal attempt to overturn Hastings official GM Free food producing status. Pure Hawke’s Bay, a lobby group representing Hawke’s Bay growers, exporters and farmers backed the GM Free plan rules adopted by the […]

Progress for GM Free Regions

Media Release:  Hawke’s Bay exporters, growers and farmers who have worked hard to protect the region’s GM free status welcome the environment minister’s back down from controversial amendments to the RMA he wants to take away the regions’ right to make their own decisions on GMOs. Hawke’s Bay’s ability to establish a GM Free food producing […]

Regions Hit Back at Minister’s Continued Crusade To Quash GM Free Zones

Pure Hawke’s Bay Media Release March 6: The Environment Minister is continuing his crusade to strip regions of the ability to be GM Free – despite his ongoing struggles to get backing from Parliament. Today, the Local Government and Environment Select Committee reported back today on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, which contains proposals that […]