Print this page
Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:52

Minister welcomes review of PGP

Written by 
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the findings of an independent report into the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) by the Office of the Auditor-General.

 "I'm pleased with the findings of this report which show the PGP is generally working well and has made improvements from when it was first set up," says Guy.

"The report praises the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for managing partnerships with industry and notes the good progress being achieved in these innovative R&D programmes.

Guy says that the MPI accepts the recommendations for improvements in how to more clearly communicate progress, including how the PGP works and its achievements, and will be making these adjustments.

"There is already a large amount of public reporting on the progress of PGP schemes with a detailed website, quarterly reports, financial audits, regular newsletters, an annual expo and a presence at Fieldays are some examples."

According to Guy, the PGP has shown the primary sector working collaboratively adding value not just to the primary industries, but also to New Zealand's wider economy.

"These programmes have a major part to play in our goal of doubling the value of primary sector exports by 2025," he says.

"It's pleasing to see continuous improvement and learnings from when the PGP was first set up in 2009."

More like this

Is he the right Guy for Fonterra?

Former Primary Industries Minister and Fonterra board aspirant Nathan Guy believes his relationships with bureaucrats in Wellington will help the co-op’s farmers immensely.

Live exports all at sea

Whether 28,000 dairy cattle destined for China, and currently held in quarantine, actually get to their destination is up in the air.

Live cattle exports in limbo

The fate of 28,000 cows in quarantine in New Zealand and supposedly destined for China in the coming weeks hangs in the balance.

Outgoing MP’s big moove!

Former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy is heading back to his dairy farm in the Horowhenua with plans to invest more than $2 million in a new innovative dairy shed.


Back the sector that backs NZ

OPINION: The biggest issue currently facing our industry is environmental policy, writes Beef+Lamb NZ chief executive Sam McIvor.


Meat quota rates remain vital

A jump in the value and volume of New Zealand’s sheepmeat exports to Europe and the UK shows why preserving WTO tariff-rate quotas is so important, claims the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

Lamb price down, but not weak

While lamb prices are starting the new season at around 16% below last year’s levels, they are not outright weak, according to the BNZ.


It’s all kosher – Taggart

Farmer-owned cooperative Alliance Group says it has already returned $17 million of the $34.3 million it claimed from the Covid-19…

Machinery & Products

JCB releases new loader range

Originally scheduled for a June Fieldays release, which was stymied by the Covid crisis, JCB has recently unveiled its third…