PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Your old mate was interested to see Trade Minister David Parker recently hailing the success of the revamped TPP trade deal.
NZ exporters are among the first to benefit from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) which took effect at the beginning of the new year.
Farming has been under the microscope this month with three heavyweight Government reports — on water quality, climate change and Mycoplasma bovis — all appearing in just three days.
Farming leaders are stepping up to the mark on climate change and water quality, says environment and trade minister David Parker.
A 50% increase in trade, higher wages for New Zealanders and cuts in tariffs to benefit our producers.
The double-D’S were front and centre at Karapiro, Waikato, recently to promote a voluntary water quality initiative.
At times it is hard not to believe the meme that ‘Minister of Everything’ David Parker really does hate farmers and farming.