Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:55

Backing farmers long term

OPINION: I'm extremely proud of the ongoing high performance of our primary sector, and to be part of a Government that is backing farming for the long term.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:55

Export potential for premium milk

Dairy has huge potential within the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, says Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:55

‘Trading Among Farmers is flawed’

Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers (TAF) was a flawed proposition from the outset, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Monday, 16 September 2019 10:36

Primary sector exports reach record highs

New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue reaching a record $46.4 billion, up 8.7% on the previous year.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:20

Fruit of the future?

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor wants the horticulture sector to look at developing the feijoa into a “fruit of the future”.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:25

No more houses!

Farmer groups are backing Government proposals to prevent productive land from falling to housing development. Horticultural land is especially in view.

Published in General News

The Farm Debt Mediation Bill will go far in helping farmers deal with farm debt, claims Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 07:55

More compliance costs coming

Farmers already under the pump in trying to meet the requirements of the Government’s impending Zero Carbon Bill legislation will soon be hit soon by even more compliance costs.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 08:55

Really minister?

A controversial taskforce appointed by Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor to look into winter grazing practices will make its first report by end of this week.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 August 2019 11:34


The Hound can’t believe how full of hot air this Government is in demanding the ag sector reduce its carbon footprint – no matter what the cost – while it fails to do anything itself.

Published in The Hound
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