Politics

‘No guarantees’ for red meat trade post-Brexit

[28 November/ Radio New Zealand] Britain’s International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox has been in New Zealand meeting with Foreign Minister, Winston Peters and Trade Minister, David Parker, to discuss the future of post-Brexit trade between the two countries. New Zealand exported about $2 billion of red meat to the European Union and has a tariff-free...

People are key to profit, dairy business of the year winners say

[27 November/ Stuff] Sulzberger Farms Owners, Andrew and Sibylle Sulzberger won the 2017 Dairy Business of the Year Competition Supreme Award. The family runs 320 cows on the 115 hectare farm northeast of New Plymouth. Mr and Mrs Sulzberger hosted about 100 farmers and rural professionals at an open day on Tuesday. More than 90...

Labour’s proposed water tax on farmers to be scrapped

[20 October/New Zealand Herald] Speaking on Morning Report this morning, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern signalled that Labour would scrap its proposed water tax on farmers as part of its agreement with New Zealand First. She said that the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters felt very strong on the irrigation tax and that the new...