Food Ticker
The Business of Food
and Beverage
 
Food Ticker
The Business of Food and Beverage

Tourism Ticker

Tourism Ticker
  News   Covid-19   Opinion
Friday 20 May 2022

Politics

‘The duopoly has had ample time to change’ – Consumer NZ CEO’s open letter on supermarket reform
10 May 2022   /

‘The duopoly has had ample time to change’ – Consumer NZ CEO’s open letter on supermarket reform

The government should regulate access to the wholesale market or set-up a state-owned wholesaler, says the consumer organisation.


Govt responsible for “predictable” meat processing delays – Nats
6 Apr 2022  

Govt responsible for “predictable” meat processing delays – Nats

Meat works around the country are struggling to meet demand due to the government’s failure to keep pace with a vital cog in the supply chain, according to National’s agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.


Māori Party calls for GST removed from all kai
18 Mar 2022   /

Māori Party calls for GST removed from all kai

The Māori Party has announced a policy to remove GST from all kai to ease the burden on households struggling through the cost of living crisis.


Opposition give ComCom report tepid reception, blame govt for rising costs
9 Mar 2022   /

Opposition give ComCom report tepid reception, blame govt for rising costs

The Commerce Commission is labelled “out-of-touch” for releasing its report while supermarkets are struggling with Omicron impacts.


Nats highlight food inflation, urge govt cuts
15 Feb 2022   /

Nats highlight food inflation, urge govt cuts

The National Party says households are going backwards and pay packets are failing to keep up with the rising cost of food.


Greens call for treaty to combat industrial fishing, plastic pollution
10 Feb 2022   /

Greens call for treaty to combat industrial fishing, plastic pollution

Pressure is mounting on the government to support a global treaty to protect the oceans.


Govt inaction could impact food production – Nats
1 Feb 2022   /

Govt inaction could impact food production – Nats

The National Party says government inaction on border class exceptions for time-critical workers could have an impact on food production and distribution in New Zealand.


Food-related shadow portfolios shift in Luxon shuffle
6 Dec 2021  

Food-related shadow portfolios shift in Luxon shuffle

Taranaki – King Country MP Barbara Kuriger retains the opposition agriculture spokesperson role but picks up the shadow biosecurity portfolio.


Former Air NZ, Unilever Canada boss Chris Luxon wins National Party leadership
1 Dec 2021   /

Former Air NZ, Unilever Canada boss Chris Luxon wins National Party leadership

Prior to leading Air NZ, he was at the global FMCG giant for 18 years, and left as president and CEO of its Canada division.


COP26 pledge “massive structural risk for NZ food and fibre” – KPMG’s Proudfoot
12 Nov 2021   /

COP26 pledge “massive structural risk for NZ food and fibre” – KPMG’s Proudfoot

New Zealand’s signing of the US/EU Global Methane Pledge at COP26 could become a “massive structural risk to our food and fibre sector,” says KPMG’s Ian Proudfoot.


$100 ‘dine & discover’ vouchers in Nats new recovery plan
20 Oct 2021   /

$100 ‘dine & discover’ vouchers in Nats new recovery plan

The National Party has launched its Back in Business recovery plan it says will “save livelihoods and unleash our economy”.


ANZCO founder Sir Graeme joins Nats board
28 Sep 2021   /

ANZCO founder Sir Graeme joins Nats board

ANZCO Foods founder Sir Graeme Harrison has joined the National Party’s board.


Kuriger gets agri, Grigg takes trade and export in National Party reshuffle
31 Aug 2021  

Kuriger gets agri, Grigg takes trade and export in National Party reshuffle

The National Party has appointed new spokespeople to a range of portfolios related to New Zealand’s food system.


HortNZ:  Food security just as important as housing
24 Mar 2021  

HortNZ: Food security just as important as housing

The association fears new housing policy will see productive growing land lost to urban creep.


ACT calls out Govt’s “dismal failure” to support growers
12 Mar 2021   /

ACT calls out Govt’s “dismal failure” to support growers

“Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers was a near certainty.”


Hawke’s Bay managed iso facility a ‘no brainer’ – ACT
9 Dec 2020  

Hawke’s Bay managed iso facility a ‘no brainer’ – ACT

The party’s leader David Seymour says the government should work with the region’s horticulturists.


ACT slams Govt’s RSE response as Aus dangles cash for Kiwi workers
19 Nov 2020  

ACT slams Govt’s RSE response as Aus dangles cash for Kiwi workers

The Australian government says it will give Kiwi workers $2000 to take up a short-term contract there.


Election 2020: Labour’s plans for food and beverage
14 Oct 2020  

Election 2020: Labour’s plans for food and beverage

The party pledges support for the food sector including help to modernise the fishing industry.