Another year has almost passed us by – again – and it is time for the annual review of 2015's good, bad and ugly in regards to the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team...

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 15:51

Farming is never SAFE - editorial

'Grossly irresponsible' is how New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen has rightly described animal rights group SAFE's placement of an anti-NZ dairy farming ad in a British newspaper.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 07:31

SAFE 'grossly irresponsible'

Grossly irresponsible – that's how Mike Petersen describes the animal rights group SAFE's placement of an anti-NZ dairying advertisement in a UK newspaper.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 13:30

Time for us to re-engage with EU – trade envoy

Affluent markets are the key prize in a free trade agreement with the EU, says ag trade envoy Mike Petersen.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:51

What does TPP mean for NZ agri?

David Anderson spoke with New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen and others about what TPP will mean for the NZ agri sector....

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 07:00

Yet another underarm

Even with the ANZAC relationship dating back 100 years, it seems the lack of commitment by our Australian cousins cost New Zealand's dairy sector more meaningful gains from the recently concluded TPP negotiations.

Published in General News

Rural News editor David Anderson asks New Zealand’s special agriculture trade envoy Mike Petersen about what happened at the TPP talks, whether a deal is ever likely and what this would mean for NZ.

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
Monday, 22 July 2013 09:47

Recipe for resilient farming

Strong leadership, good networks and being change-ready are the key ingredients to running resilient farming operations, says Westpac managing director of private wealth and insurance, Simon Power.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 16:35

Lamb losses near and far

“You can see exactly what’s going to happen,” Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman Mike Petersen told Rural News. “There’s going to be low and slow supply from both the EU and New Zealand which is going to make it incredibly hard to fill Christmas orders.”

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