Tuesday, 06 February 2018 14:55

Agribusiness needs urgent vision

New Zealand urgently needs a vision and a strategic plan for its agribusiness sector, says Agriculture and Associate Trade Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:55

Rain dampens primary sector growth

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says he would like to seem more emphasis on sustainable growth of the value -- rather than volume – of New Zealand exports.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:55

Landcorp off the market

Landcorp will not be sold, nor will any of its farms.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:55

Change or no change?

Ministers are “working on proposals” for revamping the Ministry for Primary Industries, says the Minister for Agriculture Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 08:55

Chat soon, Feds tell O’Connor

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says the new Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is obviously well versed in agriculture, which many Feds members and all farmers will appreciate.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 07:55

New minister to ring changes

A top priority for the new Minister for Agriculture Damien O’Connor will be appointing a primary industry council and a chief agricultural advisor to government.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:36

O’Connor to head agriculture

Labour’s West Coast MP, Damien O’Connor is the new Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:55

Farmers have heads in sand - Labour

The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 07:55

O’Connor defends proposed water tax

The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:55

Labour backs new agri food advisor

If Labour were elected to govern it would appoint a chief agri-food advisor with status similar to that of the present chief science advisor to government, says the party’s spokesman on primary industries, Damien O’Connor.

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