Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 06:55

High-flying ag contractors

An airline pilot may soon be landing in a paddock near you, driving a harvester.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:09

Dad’s Army antics — Editorial

OPINION: No one can doubt the great job that Dr Ashley Bloomfield has done in protecting New Zealanders from COVID-19.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:04

Butchers, bakers and decision makers

Industry groups have been lobbying for independent greengrocers, butchers and bakers to be allowed to operate under COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:03

Government refuses to act on workers

Agricultural contractors are still struggling to fill the huge hole of workers it needs, despite recruiting 300 locals to the industry.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:17

Farmers worried about ‘economic situation’

Farmers remain cautious and even wary – despite the sector having done reasonably well during the COVID-19 pandemic – according to the latest rural report from the BNZ.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 09:14

PGW’s game of two halves

PGG Wrightson's annual result for 2019-20 reflects a game of two halves: a first half net profit of $12.8 million followed by a loss of $5m in the second.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:25

Online livestock sales the way of the future

Online stock sales are not just a COVID-19 thing, but the way of the future.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:55

Second COVID-19 waves hit dairy prices

Second waves of COVID-19 around the world continue to weigh on dairy prices, according to Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 05:55

COVID-19: What a cluster!

Farming leaders have hit out at the Ministry of Health’s handling of the Level 3 lockdown in the Auckland region and the chaos and frustration that it’s creating.

Published in General News
Monday, 24 August 2020 15:06

COVID-19: Auckland lockdown extended

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that Auckland will stay in COVID-19 Alert Level 3 until 11:59pm 30 August.

Published in General News