Thursday, May 19, 2022

Politics


Reset leaves same labour issues

Reset leaves same labour issues

ByGerald PiddockMay 18, 2022
The Government’s immigration reset will have minimal impact on the labour-short primary sector, observers say. Vets are the only primary sector jobs included in the newly-created green list of 85 hard-to-fill roles, a new migrant category created by the Government…

The ag sector’s budget 2022 wish list is for science

ByBusinessDeskMay 16, 2022
If increasing productivity is the name of the Government’s game, then the agriculture sector’s wish list for Budget 2022 is all about science.  The farming sector helped bankroll the economy…

Taratahi liquidators await decision on land sales

ByNeal WallaceMay 16, 2022
The future remains uncertain for the former assets of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, which was placed in liquidation in December 2018. The latest report by liquidator Grant Thornton states the…

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill passes

ByNeal WallaceMay 13, 2022
A Government led by the National Party will repeal the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, which was passed by Parliament this week. Nicola Grigg, the party’s Land Information spokesperson, has…


Russ Rimmington ousted as Waikato Regional Council chair

Russ Rimmington ousted as Waikato Regional Council chair

ByStaff reporterMay 10, 2022
Barry Quayle will chair the Waikato Regional Council after a majority of councillors backed the removal of Russ Rimmington from…
Manawatū Leaders’ Accord community grants open

Manawatū Leaders’ Accord community grants open

ByStaff reporterMay 9, 2022
Grant applications are being sought for the final year of the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord.  The grants assist non-profit organisations…
Funding for cherry health study

Funding for cherry health study

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
An eight-month project to explore the bioactive properties of New Zealand cherries to better understand their potential health benefits has…
$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

$42.9m to bolster biosecurity

ByStaff reporterMay 6, 2022
The Government has announced funding of $42.9 million to bolster New Zealand’s biosecurity system as part of Budget 2022 and…
Pine planned for bulk of foreign investment land

Pine planned for bulk of foreign investment land

ByNeal WallaceMay 6, 2022
The Government last month approved the sale of more than 4000ha of farmland to foreign buyers for conversion to production…
Dissent over government forest plans

Dissent over government forest plans

ByRichard RennieMay 3, 2022
Both the pastoral and forestry sectors are sharing concerns over the Government’s plans to change the regulations around permanent carbon…
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