22nd June 2022 Government / Supermarkets
David Clark wants the Commerce Commission to use proposed new information gathering powers “praoctively” and relegate restrictive land covenants to the history books.
Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout trade and tourism as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.
The government is keeping up the public pressure – as well as holding conversations behind closed doors – in its campaign to improve competition in the grocery sector.
Industry funding could be part of the new regulatory framework.
The government is investing $20.3m to modernise New Zealand’s trade certification system in a move its says will help build on Aotearoa’s global reputation for producing trusted food for export.
Silver Fern Farms, Fonterra and Zespri are accompanying Jacinda Ardern, and she will attend a launch event in New York for NZ’s sustainable meat exports.
Parliament’s Primary Production Committee is calling for submissions on the Fisheries Amendment Bill.
Seafood New Zealand has questioned why the government has not acted on advice that toxoplasmosis, not fishing, will likely cause the extinction of the Maui and Hector’s dolphins.
The Ministry for the Environment has issued its 2022 guide for organisations to measure and report on emissions.
A working group to help build resilience against current and future supply chain disruption has been announced as part of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s trade mission to Singapore.
Minister David Clark feels the heat from surging food prices and says he has not ruled out going further than ComCom’s grocery market recommendations.
Under-pressure meat processors are among business that will benefit from an increase in the class border exceptions and caps.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.
The government’s Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been Criticised by Retail NZ who said it would drive up consumer costs if implemented.
A freight and supply chain strategy, developing a circular economy and bioeconomy, and further reducing and separating food waste are among new low-emission initiatives the government is seeking feedback on.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is one of more than 90 world leaders who are set to participate in the historic UN Food Systems Summit next week.
New Zealand will start a phased border re-opening in early 2022, says Jacinda Ardern.
Too many jobs are being created in the low-wage economy, says the finance minister.
Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?
Can the country’s food exporters learn lessons from another sector heavily exposed to a single source of income?
The Government is set to introduce new legislation to restrict merchant fees, in a move which could save businesses up to $74m each year.
“Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers was a near certainty.”
The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently stop “dirty, degrading fishing practices” in areas most vulnerable to destruction.
The Government has activated the Resurgence Support Payment, in its latest round of Covid-19 support packages.