The National Party has launched its Back in Business recovery plan it says will “save livelihoods and unleash our economy”.
ANZCO Foods founder Sir Graeme Harrison has joined the National Party’s board.
The National Party has appointed new spokespeople to a range of portfolios related to New Zealand’s food system.
The association fears new housing policy will see productive growing land lost to urban creep.
“Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers was a near certainty.”
The party’s leader David Seymour says the government should work with the region’s horticulturists.
The Australian government says it will give Kiwi workers $2000 to take up a short-term contract there.
The party pledges support for the food sector including help to modernise the fishing industry.