Tuesday, 29 May 2018 09:55

PM breaks out gumboots

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor stepped into gumboots last Monday at a Waikato dairy farm to hear farmers’ and others’ views on M. bovis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:55

Change – what change?

With the new Labour/NZ First/Greens government now in power, what changes can the rural sector expect? Reporter Peter Burke offers his view.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:55

TPP 11 deal still ‘very alive’

The possibility is still “very alive” that New Zealand will get on board the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, says trade expert and consultant Stephen Jacobi.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 October 2017 10:06

Is proposed water tax history?

A farmer leader wants the incoming government to can Labour’s proposed water tax.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:55

Another revenue ploy — Editorial

Call it what you like -- water tax, royalty on water use or a water use charge -- it’s an unfair proposal, another ploy by the Government to charge its coffers at the expense of the country’s hardworking farmers.

Published in Opinion

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern says after National came into power it shelved the Environment Court judge David Sheppard’s national policy statement (NPS) initiated by the last Labour government.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:55

Labour's blank invoices suck – Guy

The Labour Party has sent “blank invoices” to farmers around the country, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:23

Show me the numbers

Federated Farmers wants Labour to tell farmers “what numbers you have in mind."
Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 13:45

HortNZ says "let’s not do this"

Reacting to Labour statement on freshwater, and in the absence of any detailed policy to go with that, Horticulture New Zealand says "let’s not do this".

Published in General News

New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says her party will slap a royalty on water usage if elected next month.

Published in General News
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