Friday, 10 August 2018 09:55

Grower apprenticeships ‘good news’

Agriculture minister Damien O’Connor says horticulture offers a pathway to a better future for thousands of Kiwis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 08:55

Laggards must go from meat industry

The meat industry has some great exemplars but still too many laggards, says the Minister for Primary Industry, Damien O’Connor. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 07:55

Answers raise more questions

Taxpayers will fork out about half a million dollars a year to fund the new Primary Sector Council (PSC), the brainchild of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 09:55

Don’t meddle with Fonterra

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says a wide-ranging review of dairy industry legislation isn’t an attempt by the Government to force changes to Fonterra’s constitution.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 08:55

No answers; no idea!

Despite the fledgling Primary Sector Council being the brainchild of Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor, he has no idea about how much the council will cost taxpayers or even how often it will meet.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:55

Minister lays out challenges for sector

The way New Zealand takes on challenges and opportunities will shape the future of our food, fibre and timber industries, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor at Fieldays last week.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:05

Nice idea — Editorial

Minister for Rural Communities and Agriculture Damien O’Connor last week at Fieldays launched his new Rural Proofing Policy – with great fanfare.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:34

Improving biosecurity top priority

The Government is in line with primary sector industry leaders when it comes to biosecurity, says the Minister for Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News

Farmers’ stance on biosecurity is going to have to change, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor in a recent television interview.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 14:55

Double D’s launch water plan

The double-D’S were front and centre at Karapiro, Waikato, recently to promote a voluntary water quality initiative. 

Published in General News

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