Friday, 19 July 2019 14:43

Big changes for biosecurity system

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has unveiled big changes to New Zealand’s biosecurity system, including new law changes to strengthen animal tracing and details of a Biosecurity Act overhaul.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:55

Engage with Māori – O’Connor

The primary sector has not been good at engaging, connecting and understanding Māori, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 08:55

Auckland airport blasted

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has lashed out at Auckland International Airport for failing to provide adequate space for MPI’s biosecurity operations.

Published in General News

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says there is unlikely to be much growth in production in the dairy sector in the coming year.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:16

All sizzle

OPINION: Remember when Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, about a year ago, launched his new baby the Primary Sector Council (PSC) to a whole lot of fanfare and cost to the taxpayer?

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:55

Budget funding unveiled

Agricultural Minister Damien O’Connor claims at least 2000 farmers will be helped with on-the-ground support to lift their environmental sustainability as part of Budget 2019 funding.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 09:55

Real money in budget for farmers

Real money and real commitment in the government’s Budget will help farmers make necessary changes to their farming systems, says the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News

Fonterra says the proposed changes to DIRA announced today will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed opportunity to better support New Zealand.

Published in General News

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry.

Published in General News

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says agriculture is the engine room of the economy and the Wellbeing Budget, delivered yesterday, reflects how important the primary sector is to New Zealand.

Published in General News
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