The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
While we're on the topic of a higher minimum wage, Horticulture NZ chief Mike Chapman is a clear thinker on this, cutting through the bulldust coming out of Wellington.
New Zealand's food security needs to be addressed by the incoming government, says Horticulture NZ’s chief executive Mike Chapman.
Vegetable growers will be taking a hit from lost production this year because of the wet weather, says Horticulture NZ’s chief executive Mike Chapman.
The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.
A pilot scheme helping ex-prisoners and other offenders to find work in the horticulture industry is succeeding and will be expanded, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston.
Giving consumers what they want ensures at least two things: that they’ll pay a premium for the product, and that it will sell out.
Submissions are now open on the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill until May 18 – with backing from NZ Pork and Horticulture NZ.