Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Monday, 19 October 2020 12:46

Open doors

As wineries enter the spring season, many opening cellar doors after a period of Covid-19 closure, the mood appears one of cautious optimism.

Published in Industry
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:55

Agritech can give green shoots for post-Covid rescue

Agritech has a vital role to play in the COVID-19 recovery, according to LIC chief executive Wayne McNee.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 09:25

Water regs wash away farmer confidence

Government policies and the ongoing fallout from Covid-19 are being blamed for a continuing drop in farmer confidence.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 08:55

Alliance faces court over subsidy

Self-proclaimed ‘political operative’ Simon Lusk is taking the Alliance Group to court in a bid to force the meat company to pay back the wage subsidy it claimed during the Covid lockdown earlier in the year.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 08:55

It’s all kosher – Taggart

Farmer-owned cooperative Alliance Group says it has already returned $17 million of the $34.3 million it claimed from the Covid-19 wage subsidy.

Published in General News

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).

Published in General News

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