Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:55

‘Small royalty’ pledge

If elected, Labour’s charge on water for irrigation will be a “small royalty” for all “substantial takes”, says spokesman for water and the environment David Parker.

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
Sunday, 10 April 2016 18:44

Farmer friendly?

Your old mate was flabbergasted at the sheer political gall of Labour and the Greens in their latter-day ‘concern for farmers’ in the wake of the recent drop in dairy payout.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:36

Pollies’ take on TPP

Feedback on the TPP from agribusinesses has been mostly positive, but the same cannot be said for most political parties. Here's an offering of what some of our political parties have to say;

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:30

Sector lacking strategic direction

Labour spokesman on primary industries, Damien O’Connor says while the dairy developments at Taupo are impressive it’s important the Crown is not exposed to major debt such as that of Solid Energy.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 05:00

TPP critics given serve

NZ's special agriculture trade envoy Mike Petersen has given the Labour Party and others a serve over its clearly “political” stance and “ridiculous claims” about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.

Published in General News
Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:20

Farming in denial – O’Connor

Labour's Primary Industries spokesman Damien O’Connor claims there’s been a lot of misunderstanding about what is or is not in the Health and Safety Reform Bill and says that’s no one’s fault.

Published in General News
Friday, 05 June 2015 14:08

Whose side are they on?

Labour is now also putting the putting the boot into the NZ dairy sector. Its trade spokesman David Parker has accused Trade Minister Tim Groser of insulting Canadian diplomats by comparing that country’s dairy industry to the Soviet Union.

Published in The Hound
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00

Relations thawing?

O'Conner says he had a very productive meeting with the group he once labelled ‘The National Party in Gumboots’ – Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:00

Is biosecurity being traded away?

Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O’Connor is concerned that trade-related issues may be overriding biosecurity issues.

Published in General News
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