[6 December/ Radio NZ]

Landcorp had launched a health and safety programme to try and reduce the high number of deaths and accidents in the sector. The programme was a joint venture between Landcorp and Wilson Consulting Group of Australia and aimed to get farmers on short courses around the country. Landcorp Chief Executive, Steven Carden said after three staff deaths in six months, the company re-evaluated its safety approach and leadership training. Mr Carden explained that the programme would be available to everyone in the industry and it would be a game changer.