Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Economic prospects for the primary sector are bright despite the significant challenges from Covid-19, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:33

PM says 'thank you' to ag sector

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the key role of the primary industries sector over the last nine months.

Published in Rural News
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 08:55

Dairy demand tipped to firm

Demand for dairy will firm over the next two years as  the global economy rebounds from Covid, says Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:55

Alliance puts in good performance despite Covid-19

Meat co-op Alliance Group announced an underlying profit of $27.4 million for 2020. Adjusted for one-off events, the annual profit result was $7.5 million before tax.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:55

The minister of zoom

Trade Minister Damien O'Connor says he and other trade ministers around the world will need to get used to developing relationships via Zoom.

Published in General News
Friday, 06 November 2020 10:54

Virtual CV valuable tool

With a 12-year history of recruiting specialised operators from overseas to service the agricultural contracting industry, Hanzon Jobs typically brings in around 200 people to New Zealand each year from the UK and Ireland.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 10:21

Time for action — Editorial

OPINION: It's time for some real and fast action around allowing more seasonal workers into the country to help power NZ’s all-important agricultural and horticultural sectors.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:02

Lack of labour

New Zealand kiwifruit growers are nervous about having enough people to work in the industry during the coming months, according to grower organisation NZKGI.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 10:03

Vets in short supply

Julie South, whose company VetStaff specialises in recruiting veterinarians, says there is a shortage of vets in New Zealand and that this has been compounded by Covid-19.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 09:38

Covid heralds new food order

Fonterra is revamping its food service strategy to match new trends triggered by Covid.

Published in General News