Monday, 10 December 2018 10:43

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:31

Deafening silence

Your old mate notes that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor was — like most of his coalition government colleagues — quick to crow about his successes after a year on the treasury benches.

Published in The Hound
Thursday, 15 November 2018 09:55

Top quality advice for farmers

Timely advice from respected experts will feature in regular seminars during the two-day Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek Events Pavilion on November 27 and 28.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:55

DIRA out of date?

The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) appears to be preventing Fonterra from effectively managing some aspects of its farmers’ environmental performance, says a discussion document from MPI.

Published in General News
Monday, 12 November 2018 09:45

One year down the track

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity, Damien O’Connor explains what's been done this year in government. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:10

New dawn for primary exporters

The new year will bring new hope for New Zealand primary exports.

Published in General News
Friday, 02 November 2018 16:35

Fonterra ready for DIRA review

Fonterra says it is ready to work with the Government on the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) review.

Published in General News
Monday, 29 October 2018 10:05

Hort sector’s contribution valued

Growing and sharing New Zealand’s prosperity more fairly is a central plank in the coalition Government’s plan.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:12

Top primary sector employers shortlisted

The finalists in the first Primary Industries Good Employer Awards have been announced. 

Published in General News

Six months down the track and with an estimated $250,000 of taxpayer funds already spent, Ag Minister Damien O’Connor’s Primary Sector Council (PSC) is looking increasingly like an irrelevant, costly, white elephant.

Published in General News
 

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