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Being classed an essential business is a privilege – do not abuse that privilege, says Chris Lewis, Federated Farmers national dairy spokesman.
Ag minister Damien O’Connor says if NZ doesn’t get this four-week COVID-19 shutdown right, the chances are this will go on for a long time.
Misinformation is circulating in some media and on social media regarding the role of food in the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus, says United Fresh president Jerry Prendergast.
Meat companies have now put in place a set of protocols that will allow stock to be killed and processed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Pukekohe vegetable growers are adapting quickly to the new COVID-19 restrictions, says Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association president Kylie Faulkner.
The biggest threat to the primary sector – right now – is if COVID-19 gets into a processing plant, says Mike Petersen, former special trade envoy and Beef + Lamb chair.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says door-to-door, local fruit and vegetable box deliveries can go ahead under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.
Open Country Dairy (OCD) says it’s operating in a near ‘business as usual’ state under Alert 4 restrictions.