Thursday, 05 March 2015 00:00

Sector lacks strategic planning

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.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Relations thawing?

O'Conner says he had a very productive meeting with the group he once labelled ‘The National Party in Gumboots’ – Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

Is biosecurity being traded away?

Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor is concerned that trade-related issues may be overriding biosecurity issues.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 October 2014 16:33

Name product and store, says O’Connor

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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:17

Lamb used as loss leading product in UK

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.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:06

Report ‘justifies lolly scramble’

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:25

PGP ‘must be reviewed’

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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:47

Labour wants fair vote

Labour's primary industries spokesperson Damien O'Connor says the second TAF vote must be "comprehensive and democratic".

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 15:21

Keeping rural sector vibrant

LABOUR WANTS to increase our agricultural exports in quantity and quality.

Published in General News
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