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26 03, 2019

Apiculture New Zealand supports Minister of Agriculture’s plea for unity

2019-03-28T16:45:29+13:00March 26th, 2019|ApiNZ, Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand supports the Minister of Agriculture’s plea for greater unity to address existing challenges around bee welfare and biosecurity, food safety and export regulations, and welcomes the Minister’s commitment to supporting the industry. This follows a meeting by Apiculture New Zealand with the Minister late last week on the commodity levy results. “As [...]

7 03, 2019

Majority of commercial beekeepers vote against commodity levy on honey

2019-03-08T08:46:17+13:00March 7th, 2019|Beekeeping, Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Commercial beekeepers have voted not to support the introduction of a honey levy with only 23.56% voting for the introduction of a commodity levy. Commenting on the result Bruce Wills, Chair of Apiculture NZ, the industry organisation which led the commodity levy proposal says: “It’s no secret that this is not the outcome I, [...]

24 01, 2019

Beekeepers urged to vote for commodity levy

2019-01-24T12:32:24+13:00January 24th, 2019|Beekeeping, Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is calling on commercial beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy with voting papers going out this month. “We are at a crucial juncture in the history of this industry,” says Bruce Wills, chair of Apiculture New Zealand, the body leading the vote. “We need beekeepers to vote and we [...]

25 07, 2018

Apiculture New Zealand asks industry to vote on the introduction of a commodity levy

2018-07-25T14:12:38+12:00July 25th, 2018|Commodity Levy, Media Release|

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is now consulting with the apiculture sector on the introduction of a commodity levy to help manage and leverage rapid industry growth. Chief Executive, Karin Kos, today announced details of the levy at ApiNZ’s National Conference in Blenheim. The ApiNZ management team and Board members will hold eight consultation meetings [...]

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