Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Between 1,100 and 2,450 hectares of Marlborough vineyard area were unlikely to be pruned before budburst this year, according to new modelling.

Published in General News
Thursday, 14 October 2021 10:25

Rural vaccination message from Damien O'Connor

OPINION: Rural New Zealanders and those working in the primary sector play a vital role in our response to COVID-19 and it's important they take the opportunity to get vaccinated against the virus, says Agriculture and Rural Communities Minister Damien O'Connor

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:55

UK farmers seeking special Covid visas

UK farmers are joining organisations from across the food and farming sector in calling for the Government to introduce a 12-month 'Covid-19 recovery visa'.

Published in World News
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 09:55

'Work with us through Covid'

Farmlands new chief executive says she is going back to the basics for the short-term, which includes a focus on keeping employees safe and engaged through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 October 2021 06:55

New Johne's test based on Covid technology

The same technology used to detect Covid-19 in wastewater is now being used to help dairy farmers manage Johne's disease in their herd.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 06 October 2021 10:55

Crossing the border with ease

South Auckland dairy farmer Brian Gallagher says the system that allows him and his staff to cross the border from the Auckland region into the Waikato is working, is easy and seamless.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 15:30

Annual Report

Covid-19 is a hot topic in the recently released 2021 New Zealand Winegrowers Annual Report, including its impacts on the border, markets, and increasingly supply chain.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 07:55

Covid impacts

Global uncertainty caused by Covid and related disruption to supply chains, as well as a global shortage of labour, are cited as contributing factors to a forecast drop in NZ red meat export returns.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 06:55

Vets give up!

Qualified overseas vets are giving up on plans to work in New Zealand because they cannot secure MIQ spots.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 October 2021 16:30

Technical Workshop postponed

The New Zealand Society for Viticulture and Oenology has put its Alternative Varietals technical workshop on hold until New Zealand is back to Covid-19 Alert Level 1.

Published in General News