Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Friday, 12 February 2021 09:55

Covid to cast a shadow

Next month's Northland Field Days will be a “whole different ballgame” thanks to Covid-19, says organising committee president John Phillips.

Published in Rural News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:55

Alliance pays back wage subsidy

After being dogged by claims about its entitlement to the wage subsidy, the country’s largest meat processor will now fully pay it back.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 03:55

Mixed outlook for primary sector

After five years of growth, New Zealand's primary exports are heading for a drop in 2021 - but with a bounce back predicted in 2022.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 15:55

Remarkable lambing in a challenging year

Despite Covid-19-related processing restrictions and a widespread drought in the first half of 2020, sheep and beef farmers despite achieved a near record 130.3% lambing percentage, slightly lower than spring 2019 where 131% lambing was achieved.

Published in General News

Economic prospects for the primary sector are bright despite the significant challenges from Covid-19, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:33

PM says 'thank you' to ag sector

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the key role of the primary industries sector over the last nine months.

Published in Rural News
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 08:55

Dairy demand tipped to firm

Demand for dairy will firm over the next two years as  the global economy rebounds from Covid, says Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 November 2020 10:55

Alliance puts in good performance despite Covid-19

Meat co-op Alliance Group announced an underlying profit of $27.4 million for 2020. Adjusted for one-off events, the annual profit result was $7.5 million before tax.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:55

The minister of zoom

Trade Minister Damien O'Connor says he and other trade ministers around the world will need to get used to developing relationships via Zoom.

Published in General News
Friday, 06 November 2020 10:54

Virtual CV valuable tool

With a 12-year history of recruiting specialised operators from overseas to service the agricultural contracting industry, Hanzon Jobs typically brings in around 200 people to New Zealand each year from the UK and Ireland.

Published in Machinery & Products