Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

An ‘11th-hour’ relaxation of border restrictions by the Government has been welcomed by the agri sector, but the wider industry is calling for more exemptions.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:08

New visa for 11,000 seasonal workers

Around 11,000 people whose working visas are set to expire over the 2020/21 season have been granted a new visa.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 September 2020 11:05

Fonterra shrugs off COVID-19 to boost returns

Fonterra shrugged off the effects of COVID-19 in many markets to record a $67 million rise in normalised earnings before income tax (EBIT).

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Agriculture has kept losses to a minimum as New Zealand reported its largest ever GDP drop on record.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 05:55

Migrant workers set to return

About 50 migrant dairy workers could potentially benefit from the Government’s border exception for work visa holders.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 09 September 2020 09:08

Keeping it local!

The inability to bring in experienced overseas workers is one of the big difficulties for the potato industry as it heads into the next growing season amid COVID-19.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:16

NZ honey hitting a sweet spot

The COVID-19 crisis appears to have sparked a renewed interest in the healing properties of honey.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 09:07

East-West divide dictates meat returns

An East-West Covid split is dictating global meat returns for New Zealand farmers.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 08:55

Covid costing Pāmu ‘deerly’

Falling land and livestock prices have hit the state-owned farmer Landcorp – known as Pāmu – in the financial year to 30 June.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 September 2020 07:55

Meat report maps out challenges after Covid

Global markets and consumers around the world are making large shifts on how they maintain food security, purchase food and the attributes of the products they are seeking.

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