Friday, 16 August 2019 11:34

Hypocrites

The Hound can’t believe how full of hot air this Government is in demanding the ag sector reduce its carbon footprint – no matter what the cost – while it fails to do anything itself.

Published in The Hound
Friday, 16 August 2019 07:55

Pay people better – O’Connor

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has urged growers to pay people better. 

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 10:55

Yet another committee

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is setting up a ‘taskforce’ on the animal welfare issues of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:13

Govt to set up winter grazing taskforce 

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor is establishing a taskforce to respond to the animal welfare issues associated with the practice of winter grazing.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:55

How strong is the goodwill?

The primary sector is sceptical about whether the Government’s plans to move on climate change issues will actually incentivise farmers to make changes on farm to reduce gas emissions. Peter Burke reports.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 15:19

Careful

Your old mate notes that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor (also a local MP) loudly disapproved of Westland Milk directors and shareholders overwhelmingly voting to sell the co-op to Yili.

Published in The Hound

Major changes are afoot to tighten up the biosecurity and NAIT legislation and rules.

Published in General News
Friday, 19 July 2019 14:43

Big changes for biosecurity system

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has unveiled big changes to New Zealand’s biosecurity system, including new law changes to strengthen animal tracing and details of a Biosecurity Act overhaul.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:55

Engage with Māori – O’Connor

The primary sector has not been good at engaging, connecting and understanding Māori, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 08:55

Auckland airport blasted

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has lashed out at Auckland International Airport for failing to provide adequate space for MPI’s biosecurity operations.

Published in General News
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