Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 10:15

Ball dropped — Editorial

OPINION: Reports that the Alliance Group – the country’s biggest meat processing company – did not operate during the Easter holiday period defies belief.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 09:55

MPI’s hotline runs hot

MPI has received hundreds of calls from businesses in the food and beverage sectoring wanting to ensure that they are correctly complying with COVID-19 requirements.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 08:55

Wool sector remains in limbo

The wool industry is in limbo waiting to see what the world outlook is like “once countries start resuming normality of some description”.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:55

Is rural health being short-changed?

There’s concern about the number of COVID-19 tests per head of population been lower in rural than urban areas.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 06:55

An opportunity to tell the real story of NZ food

Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says the COVID situation has brought people back to the realities of food preparation and sourcing suitable produce.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 11:55

COVID-19: Fieldays fudges over refunds

While the wider agricultural sector comes to grips with the uncertainty of COVID-19, one prominent organisation is hanging onto its customers’ money for an event it is unlikely to deliver.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 10:09

Forest industry back to work

The Forest Owners Association (FOA) says its members and the supply chain are gearing up to meet the challenge of getting back to work on Tuesday 28 April.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:55

Virus fails to infect $7-plus payout

Take the win but don’t bet the farm on it lasting.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:55

Go early with on-farm calls

Follow the Government and go early with your on-farm decisions, says Sharon Morrell the head of DairyNZ’s consulting officers in upper North Island.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 07:55

COVID-19: Use crisis to grow

A dairy industry leader says the COVID-19 interruption should bring positive changes to farming in New Zealand.

Published in General News