Posts tagged "Regional Economic Development Minister"

Farmer forums kick-off

[16 April/Rural News] DairyNZ Farmers’ Forums start on 17 April in Timaru with the agenda focusing on dairy’s future and opportunities. Speakers will explain developments in New Zealand and overseas, how they may impact local farmers and how farmers can prepare with confidence. Six forums will be held NZ-wide for the next six weeks. Agriculture...

NZ timber exporter Sequal signs big Saudi deal: 1500/year container potential

 [09 April/The Country] Sequal Lumber, a Kawerau saw mill has signed a deal with a Saudi Arabian customer that will more than double its current exports to the Middle Eastern country. The deal also could mean they would potentially ship around 1500 containers of processed wood products annually. David Turner, Executive Director reported that the...

Govt could step in to help Kaitaia’s biggest employer

[3 August/Radio NZ] Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones, suggested government funds could be used to safeguard Kaitaia’s biggest employer. The plant was run by Juken New Zealand which was a subsidiary of Juken Nissho. It employs 300 people and makes a timber product, Triboard. The company has said it is running short of raw...

More families get farm awards

[11 June/Farmers Weekly] The 12th annual Century Farm and Station awards honoured 32 new families. People gathered to share stories and celebrate each other’s dedication, perseverance and success over the 100 plus years of farming. Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones as well as others took part in the celebrations. Mr Jones presented the families...

Shane Jones gives Ngāti Whare $6m to grow millions of native trees

[15 March/Stuff] Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones, announced that an iwi’s plant nursery will get $5.8 million of Government’s Billion dollar regional investment fund. The money will be used to expand the nursery by 2021. Ngāti Whare Chairman, Bronco Carson, said the nursery would hire 81 more employees and encouraged locals to take up...