Friday, 28 September 2018 10:19

A biosecurity team of 4.7 million

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor wants every New Zealander to help build a biosecurity team of 4.7 million as part of the Ko Tātou This Is Us campaign. 

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 September 2018 16:55

Fonterra bosses brief Government

Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says Fonterra is looking forward to working with the Coalition Government on the review of dairy industry regulations.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 September 2018 13:55

High aims for dairy goat sector

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, out and about last month in Waikato, ended one day holding baby Neve — but not of Ardern-Gayford fame.

Published in Management
Thursday, 06 September 2018 10:59

Beekeepers baulk at proposed levy

The bee and honey industry group ApiCulture NZ is proposing a commodity levy to support producers, but the idea is controversial: many beekeepers strongly oppose it.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 09:55

Angst on NAIT

A rushed change to NAIT regulations has caused growing disquiet about the haste in which the new laws were passed under urgency in Parliament.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 07:55

$3m to communicate changes

MPI is setting out to connect with ‘unconnected’ farmers to make them aware of all the new animal welfare and environmental compliance regulations.

Published in General News
Saturday, 01 September 2018 08:55

Mixed reaction to NAIT changes

Recent changes to the NAIT regulations have generally been welcomed by the farming industry: DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ are in favour, although Federated Farmers sees them as rushed.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 24 August 2018 13:55

Latest M. bovis find no surprise

The discovery of Mycoplasma bovis on a sheep and beef property near Motueka was entirely predictable, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Friday, 24 August 2018 07:55

Minister stings sector

The ‘wild west’ of the primary sector is what the Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor calls the bee industry. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 08:55

Wake up to challenges – O’Connor

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor told the NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management conference that more R&D spending is needed in the whole economy and that not all agricultural investment will be behind the farmgate. 

Published in General News

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