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
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 07:55

Get used to higher costs of farming

On the increasing costs of farming in New Zealand, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says “get used to it”.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 07:55

Stop forcing co-op to pick up milk

New Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says regulation forcing the co-op to pick milk from farmers is past its use-by date.

Published in General News
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
 

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