Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Thursday, 12 May 2022 12:55

Editorial: A sick joke!

OPINION: When the Covid pandemic broke out over two years ago, Jacinda Ardern waxed lyrical about the importance of the rural-based primary sector and how it would pull the NZ economy through the tough times ahead. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 07:25

Just the juice for family of orchardists

In a Covid-constrained season, where many horticulturists are struggling with the lack of labour, family-run Mill Orchard - at Loburn, just north of Rangiora - is enjoying a great harvest.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 13:55

Meat workers doing the mahi!

Meat workers are tired and fatigued with having to deal with Omicron in meat processing plants around the country.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 09:55

Dairy prices retreat from lofty heights

Global dairy prices are retreating as Omicron takes hold in more Chinese cities, disrupting the world's biggest market.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 08:55

More fert price rises

Farmers are being told to expect further rises in fertiliser prices within weeks.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 May 2022 14:55

Free Flu and Covid-19 boosters available

District Health Boards across New Zealand are kicking off a push to encourage people to get their flu jabs ahead of what is expected to be a tough winter.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 May 2022 09:03

Fonterra revises forecast milk price

Successive drops in the price of whole milk powder have prompted Fonterra to revise its forecast milk price for the season.

Published in General News

The Government has launched a plan to manage hospital waiting lists on a national scale, says Health Minister Andrew Little.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 04 May 2022 08:55

Enough product in stock for autumn - Ballance

Farm nutrient supplier Ballance is managing the knock-on effects of Covid and the Ukraine war to maintain surety of supply for farmers and growers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 07:55

Lockdown hits dairy

The Omicron outbreak in China that sent 400 million residents into lockdown is behind the latest drop in dairy prices, analysts say.

Published in General News