Monday, 14 May 2018 13:31

Cow cull on the cards?

Environment minister David Parker says he strongly favours enforcing nitrogen leaching limits in some catchments. 

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:12

Synlait backs DIRA review

Canterbury milk processor Synlait is supporting the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) review, announced by Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:55

Will the sector council be a schmooze?

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is defending the nature and makeup of the new Primary Sector Council.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:50

Dairy review terms of reference released

The Government has announced a comprehensive review of dairy industry legislation.

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Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the previous Government took a hands-off approach to biosecurity.

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:07

Primary Sector Council to advise Government

The Government has set up a new Primary Sector Council to provide “independent strategic advice”, says Minister of Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 07:55

Minister sprays OSPRI over NAIT

Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has hit out at the NAIT system and its manager OSPRI.

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New Zealand’s umbrella rural health organisation will move to shut down if it does not receive government funding next week.

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‘It was the only way forward,’ says the Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, on the decision to slaughter more than 22,000 cows with M. bovis. 

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:55

Nats nailed on NAIT

Ag Minister Damien O’Connor says while, on paper, the NAIT system is very good, he blames the present low level of farmer compliance on the previous government which he says ignored warnings about this issue. 

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