Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday, 20 October 2020 08:55

Vege crops at risk of rotting

Fruit and vegetable growers are warning their produce will be left unpicked and rotting in the fields unless the Government approves urgent visas for overseas workers.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:59

Wine tour woes

Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:59

Vintage update

Wine companies, large and small, are grappling with the potential shortage of a reliable labour force for vintage 2021, with borders closed to international workers.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:55

Covid-19 a big hit to small wineries

Losing boutique wineries to Covid-19 would be a blow for New Zealand’s wine industry, say the authors of a new report into challenges for small operators.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 October 2020 12:49

Digital juice

Covid-19, e-commerce and the risk of digital debt.

Published in General News
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