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Economic Week - 14 August

This week’s news of cases of COVID-19 community transmission in Auckland and the re-imposition of Alert Level restrictions was not only a severe blow to our collective (but perhaps complacent) sense of a ‘job well done’ but was also a blow to an econ

Feds backs the butcher, the baker and the greengrocer

Federated Farmers says the government needs to reconsider and let small business fresh food sellers stay open under level 3 and, if necessary, at level 4...

Refreshing to hear Green Party wants to embrace science

If the Greens want science to guide our COVID-19 response, science should also guide their thinking on genetic engineering technologies and methane emissions....

Workforce gap will hobble spring/summer production

We can help pave the way to post-Covid economic recovery but not if crucial cogs in our production systems are hobbled by key gaps in the workforce...


Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways

Essential Freshwater: Action for healthy waterways – A discussion document on national direction for our essential freshwater.

Riparian Fencing and Waterways Funding Initiative – Applications Open

Up to $100 million has been allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund to provide significant levels of funding (80-100%) for fencing of waterways and associated works such as culverts, causeways, riparian planting and stock water reticulation (but no

Federated Farmers - Rabobank remuneration survey shows good growth in farmer pay

Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says...