News

Media Releases

Deliberate food contamination needs harsher penalties

Posted on 15/01/2019
A member's bill seeks harsher penalties and offences for deliberate acts of food contamination.

Let’s get better coverage for all

Posted on 19/12/2018
The Government pledges they will invest in delivering broadband and mobile coverage to 99.8% of the population over the next four years because.

Another assault on local democracy

Posted on 19/12/2018
Feds acts as watchdog as the Government proposes to establish a Ministerial Advisory Committee to implement the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan (aka Sea Change), clearly stepping on local government.

Temporary visa changes heading in the right direction

Posted on 18/12/2018
Streamlining of procedures and new regional skills shortage lists are useful features of proposed changes to employer-assisted temporary work visas, Feds says.

Opinion

Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Economic Week - January 18

Posted on 18/01/2019
The 0.2% fall in the ANZ Commodity Price Index in December was the smallest of seven consecutive monthly decreases recorded since May. Commodity prices finished the year down 3.4%.

Economic Week - December 21

Posted on 21/12/2018
A bumper week of Christmas goodies for the economically minded!

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

Posted on 21/08/2018
Marketing expert Brian Richards talks to farmers at this year's national conference.