Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 15:51

MPI moves quickly on Covid

The productive and primary sector appears to be well placed to deal with the Alert Level Four settings according to the Director General of MPI, Ray Smith.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:35

No change to Level 4 settings - HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand says it has now been officially advised by the Ministry for Primary Industries that the settings for this Alert Level 4 are the same as those used last year in Level 4. 

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 11:15

Lockdown douses chances of OCR hike

Economists are suddenly divided over whether the official cash rate will rise this afternoon.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:59

Some LIC services to continue

Herd improvement company LIC says some of its services are deemed essential and will continue during the Level 4 lockdown.

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 09:55

Tanker drivers helping drive emissions down

One of the (positive) side-effects of Covid-19 is the improved air and water quality.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021 09:55

Shine off dairy prices

Resurging Covid-19 across the globe is continuing to take the shine off previously high dairy prices.

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An award-winning Southland contract milker who was stuck in India for five months is hopeful of being back on farm in time for calving next month.

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Tuesday, 06 July 2021 09:55

Health dominates innovation

The changing personal circumstances of consumers, largely driven by Covid-19, is shaping some of the innovation at Fonterra's R&D centre in Palmerston North.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021 10:55

Covid boosts kiwifruit demand

In a somewhat ironic twist, the global Covid pandemic is helping to drive demand for New Zealand kiwifruit.

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Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:55

Farmers let down by Govt MIQ restrictions

Farmers will continue to apply pressure on the Government and hope for a change of heart on the need for skilled overseas workers.

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