Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 12:11

Nerve-racking week for Feds’ boss

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne has described the first week on COVID-19 lockdown as “good but nerve racking”.

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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 11:54

Rural GPs feel the impact

Many doctors in rural parts of NZ are facing a cash-flow crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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More New Zealanders are taking up the chance to work in horticulture amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 13:47

Apple exports important

The importance of continuing to export cannot be underestimated, says New Zealand Apples and Pears chief executive Alan Pollard.

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For the country’s two largest milk processors, it’s business as usual: milk is coming in, being processed and products shipped to offshore markets without any major hitch.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 10:39

Higher hygiene standards critical

MPI boss Ray Smith has appealed to all those involved in food and beverage processing to be meticulous about hygiene.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 10:33

COVID-19: Trying to sort out Gypsy Day 

Federated Farmers, MPI, FMG and DairyNZ are all busy this week trying to work out how best to manage Gypsy Day.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 08:55

COVID-19: Rural broadband customers stiffed?

All three big telcos – Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees – are offering 24/7 unlimited data for urban broadband users in response to the COVID-19 lockdown forcing people to stay at home.

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On a fine March morning, Nick Mills walks down a row at Rippon, tasting grapes a safe distance from his team, armed with sanitiser and a walkie-talkie...

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Monday, 06 April 2020 12:34

A strange new world — Editorial

I wrote four COVID-19 story intros in a week, before realising it was a fool’s game.

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