Displaying items by tag: Damien O'Connor

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:01

An actual plan or more woolly thinking?

Despite claims by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor that a new report will be the plan “to revitalise New Zealand’s strong wool sector…” there’s widespread belief it will do no such thing.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:25

Bovis nearly beaten

New Zealand appears to have Mycoplasma bovis under control.

Published in General News
Friday, 24 July 2020 15:24

DIRA changes get the green light

Parliament has removed the open entry and exit provisions of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA).

Published in General News
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:29

Where’s the rural proofing of policy?

OPINION: It's time for agriculture to rank higher in Cabinet.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:03

Are the workers there?

Despite the critical function the primary sector has to play in New Zealand’s economic recovery, it may not have the workforce available to carry this role out.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:14

Primary export plan a map to nowhere?

The Government's new plan to boost primary sector export earnings is bold but needs bigger numbers, says economist Cameron Bagrie.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:58

Plan to boost primary exports by $44b

The Government has launched a plan aiming to boost primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 13:22

Scheme for financially distressed farmers

A debt mediation scheme to help farmers in financial distress deal with their lenders starts today.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 09:46

Campaign aims to attract NZers into dairy jobs

A $3.5 million programme aimed at helping Covid-19 affected workers into farming careers, has been launched.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 June 2020 11:16

Govt increases drought support

The Government is pumping an extra $3 million into the Drought Recovery Advice Fund, previously worth just $500,000.

Published in General News
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