The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy retained his portfolio in the new Cabinet unveiled by Prime Minister Bill English yesterday.
Federated Farmers congratulates outgoing Prime Minister John Key after eight years leading the country, and looks forward to working with Bill English in the top job.
Finance Minister Bill English says it turns out that the country is not as dependent on the dairy industry as we thought.
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has acknowledged the dairy industry's contribution to pulling New Zealand out of the 2008-09 recession.
State-owned farmer Landcorp will not be getting any new capital to spend on its farms, as the Government imposes on SOEs a more rigorous process for new investment.
The Government will not stifle the growth of the dairy industry to limit its impact on the environment, says Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.