in my community over the next few months thank you very much members see time for this debate is expired call on government orders today numbers 1 2 3 appropriation 2017-18 estimates Ville committee stage continued anti money laundering and countering financing of terrorism amendment bill committee stage commerce cartels and other messes amendment bill committee stage members I to clear the house and committee for further consideration of the appropriation 2017-18 instruments bill and for consideration of the anti money money laundering and countering financing of terrorism amendment bill and the commerce cartels and other matters amendment bill mr. chairman it’s just speaker members the Housing Committee for further consideration of the appropriation 2017-18 estimates bill in consideration of the anti money laundering and countering financing of terrorism amendment bill in the commerce cattles and other matters amendment bill we turn first to the appropriation 2017 18 estimates bill there are two hours and five minutes remaining the debate when we’re last considering the bill the committee was debating the votes in the primary sector and Barbara courage’ moved to report progress she has four minutes and 50 seconds of her call remaining if she so wishes she doesn’t leave the chip nathan god the Honorable nathan god yes Thank You mr. chair what a fantastic budget this is for the primary sector budget 2017 the best ever 170 million dollars invested into the primary sector yesterday I was down on the Tyree Plains there many of you all know what that is for those of you listening that don’t very close that Dunedin Airport very very weak just ten days ago they had a huge deluge of rain I was out there talking to farmers and my heart goes out to those farmers who are working their way through still flood water that places is about a meter and meter and a half deep deep and I saw this one very interesting photo of a farmer standing and the pet of his cow shed and for those of you that don’t know if it is a bit like a swimming pool normally without the water so that he or she can put the milking equipment onto the cow’s udder while he was standing almost up to his navel and water milking his cows and he had the pump operating as quick as the water was coming out of his carriage it was coming back in now that is the overall resilience and resourcefulness of our primary sector that getting on and doing the job so we announced this amount of support for our farmers down there to ensure that they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible when I got back from Dunedin last night I turned on the TV screen in my office and who did I see talking about the Appropriations to do with the primary sector but New Zealand first and labour very critical about biosecurity so for those listeners that we’re listening or watching last night I just want to make sure that they reflect on those naysayer comics that occurred last night in particular what they didn’t acknowledge is that budget 2017 is investing eighteen point four million dollars in the biosecurity system this bumps it up to an all-time high of 248 million dollars that means we can do more review the most at-risk important health standards that we can ensure that we are educating New Zealanders about the importance of the biosecurity system if one thing that Myrtle rust has done it has done a huge amount about educating New Zealanders about what does it mean over 700,000 New Zealanders have reached out to MPI or on social media to understand what Myrtle rust is all about that has been great engagement from New Zealanders ultimately we want to have four point seven million New Zealanders that understand more about biosecurity by 2025 also this investment will focus on technology because soon we’ll be in we will have in place instead of having dogs or they will probably never get rid of them these are the fantastic beagles that detect all sorts of odors and senses when people come off the cruise line or come off the planes at our airports will have electronic sniffer dogs so you’ll walk down a corridor you won’t even know that the machine is working and then one of our compliance officers will pop out at the end of the corridor and probably and friend you with a four hundred dollar infringement fine so technology is going to play a huge in terms of the overall capability of the biosecurity system then if we think about the other response which is really important underway down in the sort of South Canterbury North Otago area that’s in bovis and that was a very unfortunate find and a very unfortunate disease and I want to commend the farmer the lure the van Luwan farming operation for their cooperation they are working very closely with MPI we have got world leading animal health veterinarians working on this response we’ve got a team based out of our Meru there’s a huge amount of testing tracing happening on these farms we’ve got the farm the farms in question locked down hopefully we will be able to eradicate right now the process is on containment and when I was talking to the farmer a few days ago he said to me that he’s delighted by the fact that MPI are working constructively with him we have got the best veterinarians on board from Australia we’ve got the technical advisory group made up of Industry and veterinarians working with the MPI on this response then if we think about the the farmer meeting that was had on Friday last week and another one has just concluded today there’s a huge amount of information that’s flowing out through Deer E&Z through federated farmers and beef and lamb and what’s really interesting to see the positive comments mr. chair thank you what was reported back to me as a result of that meeting on Friday last week is that MPI staff were stunning they are really really good they handled farmers questions brilliantly and a down-to-earth manner and that farmers left the meeting feeling a lot more comfortable than when they turned up so I just want to ensure that communication is reliable and accurate going out to farmers on this particular disease and then if we think also about the great work there as happened in the biosecurity system we’ve now got 14 government industry agreements they’ve signed up that’s where they come and work with MPI on preparedness and response sit around the table we’ve got an 87 million dollar investment happening out at Wallace for a bio containment facility that will be world-leading so that if we do have these diseases of this kind that we can keep our trade flowing and of course in vobis doesn’t have an impact on trade doesn’t have an impact on food safety it does have an impact however on production we’ve got new and modern x-ray machines that we’re rolling out at our airports and we’ve got mobile x-rays that we are machines that we are using on the cruise line our pathway as well twenty new dog detector teams a huge amount happening then of course we’ve got the border clearance levy that came in under urgency the budget a couple of years ago and labor and New Zealand first didn’t support it I couldn’t believe while they didn’t support it at the time and I still can’t and every wolf she’d meeting cash she’d meeting I turn up farmers are just dismayed that New Zealand first and Labour didn’t support a levy that is going to mean more funding focused on the border when we have tourism growth at about seven percent a year this funding matches the growth and demand ultimately it means that MPI can invest more at the border and yet on the other side of the house even the greens were pragmatic enough to realize that this mum will ensure we do more with biosecurity but New Zealand first and Labour didn’t support it and that’s really really disappointing so back to the estimate so I also want to focus on irrigation 19 million dollars invested and irrigation these big water storage projects take about 15 years on average to get across the line that’s why we’re partnering with farmers and in some cases Regional Council to get get them across the line we only collect and store about two percent of the rain that falls in New Zealand that’s why I believe central plains one and stage two that’s underwire see Greenpeace were down there trying to pad lock themselves inside the irrigation pipes today we’re not really disappointed with that they’re just slowing down productivity they’re actually slowing down and farming to gains because instead of the water coming out of the ground being extracted from groundwater aquifers that’s coming from Riverrun and snowmelt so you’ve got environmental benefits ultimately 15% of the water that would have come out of the ground is now flowing to lake house me and T y ahora that is a huge benefit their economic grains there are social gains as well with water storage projects because in a lot of cases water is supplied through to some towns and cities in New Zealand also in this appropriation a mr. chair a focus on trade thirty five million dollars invested and trade now the other side of the house doesn’t support TPP and it’s great that there is a bit of a resurgence on TPP eleven the thirty five million dollars is broken down to a real focus on Nan non-tariff barriers we’re going to create an MPI Flying Squad to get on top of some of these issues that our exporters face we’re also setting up the economic intelligence unit that’s where young entrepreneurs want to get started in terms of understanding about where are the niche opportunity so we’re going to extract the datasets and make them available we’re also got the regulatory advisory service that is for some of these young exporters fledgling companies to know who to talk to within MPI and also to deal with some of the bureaucracy and international markets we know that language might be one of those but just trying to understand you know who to turn to and who to get the information from so there’s some great initiatives that has funded in budget 2017 a real focus on the primary sector had a good chat to Boris Johnson when he was here just last week and it was great that we could take him to Kokura and I had an opportunity to talk to about brixon and the kay and hopefully we’ll see some benefits from that discussion the question is about lens and vote primary industries and food safety seem part of the edge also the veteran will say hi to the country know the eyes heaven we come now to the votes in the social development and housing sect of volume V v volume 10 the question is that vote building and housing vote Social Development both social housing in vote vulnerable children or running a tongue tamariki steam power schedules Jane Hayes as you’ve seen the Social Services

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