The government should regulate access to the wholesale market or set-up a state-owned wholesaler, says the consumer organisation.
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.
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.
The Commerce Commission is labelled “out-of-touch” for releasing its report while supermarkets are struggling with Omicron impacts.
The National Party says households are going backwards and pay packets are failing to keep up with the rising cost of food.
Pressure is mounting on the government to support a global treaty to protect the oceans.
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.
Taranaki – King Country MP Barbara Kuriger retains the opposition agriculture spokesperson role but picks up the shadow biosecurity portfolio.
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.
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.
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.