Thursday, July 7, 2022

Politics


NZ-EU deal brings windfall to diverse sectors

NZ-EU deal brings windfall to diverse sectors

ByRichard RennieJul 6, 2022
While the traditional pastoral sector is lamenting the European Union-New Zealand free trade deal as a lost opportunity, a mix of next tier food exporters are thankful for the gains the agreement offers. The kiwifruit, onions, wine and honey sectors…

Dairy industry dismayed at EU FTA

ByNigel StirlingJul 5, 2022
The dairy industry is questioning the Government’s arguments for not walking away from a sub-standard trade agreement signed with the European Union overnight. In media interviews this morning Trade Minister…

Genetic rules mean NZ’s missing opportunities – Treasury

ByBusinessDeskJul 1, 2022
New Zealand is missing opportunities because of its regulatory barriers to genetic modification, Treasury secretary Caralee McLiesh says. “The flipside of unlocking innovation through regulatory reform is regulation that constrains…

Big exporters say EU FTA doesn’t shift the dial

ByNigel StirlingJul 1, 2022
The dairy industry is rubbishing the Government’s claims that New Zealand’s major pastoral industries stand to gain $600 million a year in new export receipts once a new trade deal…


Dairy welfare code needs work

Dairy welfare code needs work

ByGerald PiddockJun 30, 2022
Farmer organisations have called the proposed changes to the code of welfare for dairy cattle as big, complex and overly…
UK FTA bill enters parliament

UK FTA bill enters parliament

ByEric FrykbergJun 23, 2022
Legislation to enact New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom was introduced in parliament on Wednesday. It will…
Minister’s call on Taratahi sale

Minister’s call on Taratahi sale

ByNeal WallaceJun 17, 2022
Land at the former Taratahi farm training centre where thousands of young farmers learnt their craft could be sold to…
Sector hopes science, not politics, prevails in HWEN pricing

Sector hopes science, not politics, prevails in HWEN pricing

ByGerald PiddockJun 16, 2022
New Zealand farming leaders are hoping science rather than politics prevails when the Government decides the fate of He Waka…
Scheme to connect broadband to remote areas

Scheme to connect broadband to remote areas

ByGerald PiddockJun 16, 2022
A new remote users scheme will be created out of funding from this year’s budget to provide broadband services in…
Labour issues in sector’s hands – Parker

Labour issues in sector’s hands – Parker

ByGerald PiddockJun 10, 2022
The primary sector needs to find better, long-lasting solutions to its labour shortages because it will no longer be able…
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