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

The Ministry for Primary Industries has allocated more trained staff to the Mycoplasma bovis crisis. 

Published in General News

Farming leaders and the Government met again today to discuss ways to combat Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:55

Cow cull ‘fake news’ – O’Connor

Politicians are rubbishing reports that the dairy industry will need to reduce cow numbers to improve fresh water quality.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:55

Farming must accept limits

Farming has turned a corner on water quality but must accept limits on how it operates, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
 

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