Hastings Moves to Secure Market Opportunity For District

Hastings District councillors have taken the first step to securing a significant competitive advantage opportunity for Hastings food producers and farmers by proposing to enshrine GM Free food producer status under the District Plan. The consultation document released today launches the review of the Hastings District Plan and recommends prohibiting GM releases. This follows on […]

Where to on GM? Regional Forum, October 24

On October 24, Hastings District Council is organising a regional forum to help determine whether the region’s current GM Free food producer status should be formalised. Pure Hawke’s Bay is one a number of speakers invited to provide insights. This is an important event. You can find out more about the programme here and register to […]

Council is supporting push for GE status

Hawke’s Bay took one step closer to establishing a genetic engineering-free food status for the region when the Hastings District Council expressed support for the vision, writes Lawrence Gullery of Hawke’s Bay Today.  Pure Hawke’s Bay presented to the Hastings Council’s long-term plan hearing this week to put its case forward for a GE-free district […]

Hawke’s Bay group wants region to promote GM-free food

Radio New Zealand: Pure Hawke’s Bay says the outcome of a consumer poll supports its call for the Hastings District Council to impose a 10-year ban on genetically-modified produced food. The poll of 500 Hawke’s Bay people found that 84% of those who responded want the region to remain GM-free. Pure Hawke’s Bay is an […]

Tell the Regional Council what to do about GM in the Bay

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is asking what it should do about GM agriculture in the region. It is vital that the council receives a strong response, so please make a submission.  It does not have to be long: you can simply write a brief note. The section on GM is here and the full consultation […]

HBRC: What to do about GM ag in Hawke’s Bay?

From the HBRC Long Term Plan Consultation  Draft HBRC Long-Term Plan  GMO-Free Hawke’s Bay  Our Proposal: HBRC is considering its response to submissions on the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the potential presence in Hawke’s Bay as part of experimental outdoor field trials. The use of GMOs is regulated through the Hazardous Substances […]

Have your say: Hastings District Council launches discussion on GM ag

Hastings District Council has recognised that GM agricultural production is a key issue for the region and is seeking your thoughts on use of GMOs and other land uses in the district. You can vote on an online poll and post your comments on the  Council’s MyVoiceMyChoice website. The discussion board is open until mid-December and is an attempt […]

Group wants HB clear of GMO’s

Green Growth is the new black. A lobby group called Pure Advantage has been formed by some business leaders to push green technology as a key plank to lift the country’s wealth.

  Green growth is the new black

HBRC expresses desire for further consideration to be given to GMO issues, and their willingness for Council to be involved in those investigations.