The Hound was intrigued to read an article recently, on the Newsroom website, that shows that Education Minister Chris ‘Chippy’…
Delegates attending the recent NZ Grasslands Association conference were told that the entire rural sector needs to work together to lift productivity if the challenge of doubling primary industry export value by 2025 is to be met.
THE SEASONALLY adjusted value of exported goods fell 3%, to $12 billion, in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand says.
Imports rose 3.7% to $13 billion.
PRIMARY INDUSTRIES Minister Nathan Guy says he is thrilled with his re-appointment and the huge opportunities in his portfolios over the next three years.
The exchange rate is unjustified and unsustainable and could tumble, says the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler.
MEAT, FORESTRY and dairy all contributed to seasonally adjusted export volumes falling 5.3% in the June quarter, while import volumes rose 3.6%, Statistics New Zealand says.
MILK POWDER, BUTTER, and cheese led an increase in exports in April, with their value up over one-third, to $1.2 billion, compared with April 2013.
HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS now account for 8% of New Zealand's total merchandise exports, according to the latest edition of the industry publication Fresh Facts.
MILK, BUTTER AND cheese lead a rise in exports in March which exceeded $5 billion in a month for the first time.