Friday, July 1, 2022

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Six-year wait for three waters reforms far too long, says Scottish expert

Six-year wait for three waters reforms far too long, says Scottish expert

ByBusinessDeskJun 27, 2022
NEW Zealand will lose benefits of reform if it waits until 2030 to impose economic regulation on the country’s new three waters entities, says the principal international adviser on the controversial amalgamation of drinking, waste and stormwater services into four…

Sheep milking expands to Taranaki

ByStaff reporterJun 23, 2022
The Government is backing Spring Sheep Milk Company in a new $19.94 million programme to expand the dairy sheep supplier base into new regions. The Scale Up partnership follows a…

Sector calls for pause on biodiversity plan

ByNeal WallaceJun 20, 2022
Farming groups are asking the Government to pause or at least extend consultation on new biodiversity standards, saying the sector is being swamped with new environment-related legislation. Beef + Lamb…

All hands on deck to push EU on trade

ByNigel StirlingJun 20, 2022
The bulk of the pastoral industry’s leadership will touch down in Brussels this week as part of a last-ditch attempt to salvage worthwhile market access gains from trade talks with…


PGF gets a pass mark

PGF gets a pass mark

ByNeal WallaceJun 17, 2022
The Government is hailing the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) as a success, saying it has created 16,000 jobs…
More time to have your say on pig welfare

More time to have your say on pig welfare

ByBusinessDeskJun 14, 2022
The Ministry for Primary Industries has agreed to extend the consultation time on a controversial draft code of welfare for…
Foresters say HWEN too little, too late

Foresters say HWEN too little, too late

ByRichard RennieJun 14, 2022
The He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) initiative has been panned by forestry for its lack of incentives or advice to…
WTO Ministerial talks finally get started

WTO Ministerial talks finally get started

ByEric FrykbergJun 13, 2022
Crucial trade talks got underway in Switzerland at the weekend after the much-delayed Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World…
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…
Drystock takes hit under methane scheme

Drystock takes hit under methane scheme

ByRichard RennieJun 10, 2022
Fifteen percent of the country’s drystock farmers can expect to take a hit of at least 10% on their net…
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