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Friday, 13 December 2019 11:22

Farmers encouraged by new strategy – Feds

The government’s launch this week of a strategy for the future of farming will encourage farmers, says Federated Farmers president Katie Milne.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:57

New laws show Govt backing farmers — O’Connor

The passing of the Farm Debt Mediation and NAIT laws last night shows the Government’s commitment to work alongside and help farmers, says Ag Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 13:49

Action needed now — Editorial

OPINION: Houston - or more correctly Wellington – we have a problem.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 09:55

‘Useful’ recruitment tool

Employers say a Government-backed free website, Work the Seasons, is becoming a useful part of their seasonal recruitment toolbox.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 08:54

More Pacific workers for NZ orchards

More labourers from the Pacific Islands are coming to work on New Zealand orchards.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:55

MPI escapes the knife

Labour has scotched its pre-election plans to split up MPI and create stand-alone entities for food safety and biosecurity.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 08:55

Farmers have heads in sand - Labour

The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 07:55

O’Connor defends proposed water tax

The farming sector has its head in the sand if it doesn’t realise water is a huge issue waiting to be tackled, says Labour’s primary industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:55

Irrigators question water tax

The good work farmers are already doing to minimise the environmental impact of irrigation could stop if they had to pay water royalties, says Irrigation New Zealand chair Nicky Hyslop.

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
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