The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Politician Shane Jones says his position as Associate Minister of SOEs, including Landcorp (Pāmu), gives him the right to have a crack at the quality of Fonterra’s farmer governance.
An announcement of increased rural broadband and mobile coverage has been welcomed by the sector organisations, but they say more is needed.
As we bid farewell to another year it’s time for the annual review of 2018 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.
Your old mate was always suspicious about the way the Provincial Growth Fund and the man in charge of it – Shane Jones – would administer it.
Shane Jones’ one billion trees planting project is not ambitious enough, says the Productivity Commission.