Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday, 08 February 2022 11:55

Dealing with Covid in milk factories

The New Zealand Dairy Workers Union is talking to dairy processors on how workers would isolate if they contract Covid.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 09:20

MIQ disarray

OPINION: Media reports that only eight overseas teachers have arrived into the country seven months after 300 border exceptions were granted wouldn't surprise too many in the rural sector.

Published in Milking It
Tuesday, 08 February 2022 06:55

Covid policy could bring staffing woes

The dairy industry is facing the prospect of losing some highly skilled staff because they are not fully vaccinated.

Published in General News
Thursday, 03 February 2022 06:55

Editorial: Code red!

OPINION: Benjamin Disraeli once said, "Plan for the worst and hope for the best".

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 10:55

Agriculture needs to adapt or die

NZ's agricultural sector needs to recognise Covid-19 as the "new normal," says leading expert on international trade, Professor Hamish Gow.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 12:55

Omicron planning well underway

The country's major meat processors say they are well down the road in planning how to mitigate the Omicron variant's impact.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 08:55

Farmers urged to plan for Omicron

Farmers are being urged to have good plans in place for dealing with any major community outbreak of Covid-19 and, in particular, the omicron variant.

Published in General News
Thursday, 27 January 2022 08:55

Editorial: Time for action

OPINION: Two years into Covid and New Zealand dairy farmers are still struggling to get skilled farm workers from overseas.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 14:08

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards Dinner postponed

Beef + LambNZ's (BLNZ) awards dinner scheduled for Wednesday 2 February is postponed due to the arrival in the community of the Covid variant Omicron.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 09:45

Mackenzie County A&P Show cancelled

The Mackenzie County A&P Show is the latest event to fall victim to Covid.

Published in General News