Displaying items by tag: Chris Lewis

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 05:55

Migrant workers set to return

About 50 migrant dairy workers could potentially benefit from the Government’s border exception for work visa holders.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 08:24

We need overseas workers — Feds

Federated Farmers says tens of millions of dollars worth of farm production and the jobs of other workers are at risk if the Government continues to dither on allowing a limited number of skilled agricultural machinery operators into New Zealand.

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

The migrant workers dilemma

Dairy farmers want more Kiwi workers, but they also want relaxed immigration restrictions. So, what's the problem?

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 08:49

Farm accommodation stand-off

Dairy farmers and the Government remain at loggerheads over COVID-19 tenancy restrictions for on-farm accommodation.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:55

Report highlights good pay packets

A report confirming a sharp rise in pay for dairy sector workers will help attract more New Zealanders to farming jobs, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:53

Overstayers irk farmers

A new law preventing the eviction of tenants from rental properties is causing a headache for some dairy farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:47

COVID-19: Being essential is a privilege

Being classed an essential business is a privilege – do not abuse that privilege, says Chris Lewis, Federated Farmers national dairy spokesman.

Published in General News
Monday, 23 March 2020 16:53

Farmers urged to continue producing food

New Zealand farmers are being urged to carry on producing food while respecting coronavirus guidelines issued by the Government.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 12:03

Be a good boss and we're unstoppable

A dairy sector made up of good bosses would make us unstoppable, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:55

Milk price hike a surprise and relief

Fonterra's farmgate milk price forecast upgrade was a welcome surprise although indicators were heading that way, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

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