It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.
With a no-deal Brexit looming, NZ meat exporters face the prospect of paying tariffs twice on product going from the UK to the EU.
The meat industry is short of about 2000 workers, a gap needing filling by much more than just signing up foreign workers.
New moves are afoot, this month, to try to resolve the issue of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) which will threaten New Zealand sheepmeat exports to Europe when Britain leaves the European Union (EU) next year.
A trial shipment of frozen lamb to Iran, sent earlier this year, has led to another order on the Wellington exporter, Taylor Preston.
Ten meat plants have begun a six-month trial of sending chilled beef and sheep meat to China, says Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie.
Meat company Affco has shipped 33,000 consumer packs of premium beef to China -- its first foray into the lucrative value-added market.