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My Daily Digest: April 6, 2021

Counting gains despite the loss It’s been just over a year since New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown, but we’re now pretty close to welcoming overseas visitors back.

The Australian travel bubble will be a lifeline for many businesses that’ve been hit hard by covid-19. 

Hopefully bubbles will soon be open to other parts of the Pacific, allowing some of the workers NZ food producers rely on back in as well.

Having had the luxury of being able to work right through the pandemic, it’s worth pausing to think of those whose livelihoods were snatched away from them when the doors were slammed shut.

We have all given things up in the past year, some much more than others, but those sacrifices have got us where we are today.

Our focus now must turn to reshaping what we do to fit into a much-changed world.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

E Tipu summit looks to the future

The Boma New Zealand Agri Summit is set to spark innovation with a jam-packed line-up of future-focused speakers ready to share their food and fibre insights and experience.

 

 

Paddock weigher tips the scales at SIAFD

Frizzell Agricultural Electronics made a last-minute decision to be a part of the South Island Agricultural Field Days with their latest Smart Paddock Weigher invention – and they walked away winners.

 

 

NZ Pork slams ‘blanket’ emissions policy

The pork industry is calling for the Government to recognise a different emissions policy approach for pigs.

 

 

PULSE: Potential recovery for venison

Venison has sustained a weak run in export markets since the onset of covid-19 lockdowns made indoor restaurant dining largely unoperational, removing a key market for what is seen as a luxury meat. 

 

 

Entries open for Young Achievers competition

The New Zealand Plant Producers’ Young Achiever of the Year competition is back for 2021.

 

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