Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Thursday, 07 May 2020 10:02

NZ blackcurrant sales surge

A UK-based company, believed to be the single biggest exporter of New Zealand blackcurrant product, has seen “very strong” sales as consumers in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic seek healthy dietary supplements.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 May 2020 09:43

SFF helps to ‘Meat the Need’

Silver Fern Farms says it is helping sponsor new charity – Meat the Need – so its farmer suppliers can donate meat to those New Zealanders who need it most.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 12:43

Telephone diplomacy to fight protectionism

Rising protectionism is one of the major concerns of New Zealand exporters in the light of COVID-19.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 12:37

Build more and be damned!

Water storage is one of the keys to helping rebuild NZ's economy in the wake of COVID-19, says Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s Global Head of Agribusiness.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 11:54

Milking it?

Taupo-based dairy processor Miraka says it used Government funding to pay workers forced to stay home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 10:53

Rural GPs not just another business

Rural General Practice Network chair Dr Fiona Bolden is disappointed that the Government is treating rural general practices the same as any other business in the community.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 09:51

COVID-19: DairyNZ’s plan for job shortages

DairyNZ is calling on the Government to work with the dairy sector to address a looming staff shortage — exacerbated by COVID-19.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:28

COVID-19: Ag tech lends a helping hand

The saying goes ‘when things get tough, the tough get going’ and this is happening here in New Zealand and further afield.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:04

COVID-19: Green light for Gypsy Day

Ag minister Damien O’Connor is hailing “great cooperation” right across the agriculture sector that led to a successful outcome for Gypsy Day or Moving Day on June 1.

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Strong international demand for New Zealand’s food, despite the global effects of COVID-19, could help provide a springboard to get more Kiwis into primary sector jobs.

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