Displaying items by tag: Bill English

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:55

Navigating the downturn at ground level

A farmers' forum to be held next month will help farmers understand the current financial climate and what they can do to manage through it, says DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Saturday, 16 April 2016 17:25

Deputy PM is right – Rural Contractors

Comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 14:55

New plants, more jobs

Sixty new dairy process jobs were created when Fonterra opened four plants in the South Island recently.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 07:00

Just two words!

Claims that Silver Fern Farms approached the Government for funding and/or sought a meeting with Finance Minister Bill English for over a year have been debunked by the co-op's chair Rob Hewett.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:30

Asset rich, cash poor

A former head of state-owned farmer, Landcorp, says the only way the government can extract more money from the company is to sell some farms.

Published in General News
Friday, 17 May 2013 11:42

‘Steady’ budget, says Feds

Federated Farmers is describing Budget 2013 as a 'steady as she goes' affair. While there is an increase in new operating spending, this $900 million increase is modest relative to total Government operating spending of $72 billion.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:48

No Government handouts

Don't expect any "free stuff" from Government, the Minister of Finance Bill English told Federated Farmers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:05

Budget closes livestock loophole

An extra $410 million is to be squeezed from bach and boat owners, and farmers, among others, over the next four years under Budget measures tightening tax rules.

Published in General News
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