PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
New Zealand is making mistakes in research, data protection and biosecurity, for example, because we are terrible strategic thinkers, claims Labour’s primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor.
O'Conner says he had a very productive meeting with the group he once labelled ‘The National Party in Gumboots’ – Federated Farmers.
Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor is concerned that trade-related issues may be overriding biosecurity issues.
MPI MUST name the product responsible for severe gastroenteritis affecting people around the country, and the supermarket chain distributing it, Labour's Food Safety spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.
MEAT COMPANIES that supply supermarkets and sell New Zealand lamb as a loss leader in the United Kingdom should lose their access to this valuable quota market, says Labour's Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O'Connor.
A NEW REPORT into the Government's Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme is a desperate attempt by Minister Nathan Guy to justify his lolly scramble ahead of an investigation by the Auditor-General, Labour's Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.
THE GOVERNMENT Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) scheme, currently under investigation by the Auditor-General, is failing to stem the tide of a declining red meat sector, says Damien O'Connor, Labour spokesperson for primary industries.
Labour's primary industries spokesperson Damien O'Connor says the second TAF vote must be "comprehensive and democratic".