19th October 2023 Election 2023 / Hospitality
A post-election sentiment survey of Restaurant Association of New Zealand members has shown optimism at the change of government to a National-led coalition.
The only certainty following Saturday’s election is the ‘uncertain’ nature of the next government’s exact make-up and who will pick up the important food-related portfolios.
Ramped up trade, removing GST from fruit and veg, and more grocery reforms are among the food-related pledges made in the run-up to tomorrow’s general election.
Turbocharging the primary sector, cracking the India opportunity and securing more free trade agreements are part of the National Party’s plan to boost New Zealand’s exports.
With the countdown on to the general election on October 14, New Zealand Food & Grocery Council chief executive Raewyn Bleakley lays out first actions depending on the outcome.
The National Party has pledged to “cut the red tape that’s holding back food production” in its Primary Sector Growth Plan released today.
The Labour campaign pledge to remove GST from fresh fruit and vegetables has left industry asking questions about how the policy would be implemented.
Adjusting immigration settings and investing in training, a New Zealand food story, and a minister for hospitality are amongst the Restaurant Association’s priorities in its 2023 Election Manifesto.
The 2023 General Election will be held on Saturday 14 October 2023.