13 December 2017
The Government will use Primary Growth Partnership Fund money to reorganise the Ministry for Primary Industries, with changes to be in place by April.
12 December 2017
The Government is holding an inquiry into honey with a view to determining public and industry sentiment around the definition of manuka honey among other issues.
8 December 2017
In a paper examining the impacts of the European Union’s milk quota abolition in 2015, Dutch-based dairy consultancy Greenmark Dairy Ingredients says the cost to dairy farmers has been €19.8 million and a minimum of €116 million to the EU.
7 December 2017
The primary sector’s environmental performance must be raised and consumer trust must continue to be a focus, a briefing prepared by the Primary Industries Ministry for Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.
5 December 2017
Farmer confidence has slipped on fear of changes to Government policy.
4 December 2017
National’s trade spokesman Todd McClay has taken Trade Minister David Parker to task over comments following the recent visit by British International Trade Secretary Liam Fox.
30 November 2017
The Primary Growth Partnership model will be reviewed as part of the Government’s drive to prioritise spending that will benefit all taxpayers, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.
30 November 2017
It’s too early to say whether new rules creating hurdles for foreign buyers of rural land will undermine farm values, Reserve Bank deputy governor Geoff Bascand says.
24 November 2017
Finance Minister Grant Robertson wants the Michael Cullen-led tax working group to think about how the tax system can support better environmental outcomes, given Labour’s planned water tax was sidelined by its coalition agreement with NZ First.
16 November 2017
The concentration of research and development spending among a small number of businesses must end, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods says.