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
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:55

M. bovis could have been handled better

The Government has acknowledged that all was not right in MPI’s handling of the M. bovis crisis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:47

Support for stricken farmers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor have announced a recovery package to help farmers get back to business more quickly after being cleared of Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Thursday, 04 October 2018 07:55

State funding boost for vet graduates

The Government is launching a programme to boost graduate vet numbers in the regions.

Published in General News
Monday, 01 October 2018 10:02

Animal welfare system upgrade

Regulations to strengthen the animal welfare system come into effect from today.

Published in General News
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
 

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