Media releases

Overwhelming Support for Local Decisions on GM Free Status: National Poll

Four out of five New Zealanders think councils should be able to keep their districts GM Free using local plans, according to a Colmar Brunton poll. The poll was commissioned by Pure Hawke’s Bay, a group of premium food producers who are asking councils in the region to secure Hawke’s Bay’s GM free status through […]

GM Free status vital for Hawke’s Bay agricultural economy

Hawke’s Bay’s GM Free status is vital for generating greater wealth from food exports and the region should have the ability to decide whether to retain that status, says the food producer group, Pure Hawke’s Bay. The Government intends to strip local authorities’ ability to establish GM Free food production zones and for a region’s […]

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 […]