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Tuesday 28 June 2022

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Govt to give ComCom “land war” crackdown powers to tackle duopoly 22nd June 2022 /

Govt to give ComCom “land war” crackdown powers to tackle duopoly

David Clark wants the Commerce Commission to use proposed new information gathering powers “praoctively” and relegate restrictive land covenants to the history books.


PM heading to Europe, Australia for trade, tourism 21st June 2022 /

PM heading to Europe, Australia for trade, tourism

Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout trade and tourism as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.


…prompting Clark to keep pressure on grocery sector 14th June 2022 /

…prompting Clark to keep pressure on grocery sector

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.


Cost benefit analysis: Who will foot the bill for the grocery regulator or forced divestment? 31st May 2022 /

Cost benefit analysis: Who will foot the bill for the grocery regulator or forced divestment?

Industry funding could be part of the new regulatory framework.


Govt earmarks $20m to modernise food certification 25th May 2022 /

Govt earmarks $20m to modernise food certification

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.


F&B exports front of mind for PM’s trade trip to US 24th May 2022 /

F&B exports front of mind for PM’s trade trip to US

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.


Feedback sought on Fisheries Amendment Bill 9th May 2022 /

Feedback sought on Fisheries Amendment Bill

Parliament’s Primary Production Committee is calling for submissions on the Fisheries Amendment Bill.


Toxoplasmosis, not fishing, poses dolphin threat – Seafood NZ 2nd May 2022 /

Toxoplasmosis, not fishing, poses dolphin threat – Seafood NZ

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.


New govt emissions guidance for organisations 21st April 2022 /

New govt emissions guidance for organisations

The Ministry for the Environment has issued its 2022 guide for organisations to measure and report on emissions.


NZ, Singapore launch supply chain group, strengthen food, agri partnerships 20th April 2022 /

NZ, Singapore launch supply chain group, strengthen food, agri partnerships

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.


Govt again threatens supermarket action as food prices surge 14th April 2022 /

Govt again threatens supermarket action as food prices surge

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.


Food and fibre workers welcomed, but make it quick and allow more – MIA, DairyNZ 12th April 2022 /

Food and fibre workers welcomed, but make it quick and allow more – MIA, DairyNZ

Under-pressure meat processors are among business that will benefit from an increase in the class border exceptions and caps.


PM to lead Singapore, Japan trade mission 11th April 2022 /

PM to lead Singapore, Japan trade mission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.


Fair Pay Agreements Bill will drive up prices – Retail NZ 30th March 2022 /

Fair Pay Agreements Bill will drive up prices – Retail NZ

The government’s Fair Pay Agreements Bill has been Criticised by Retail NZ who said it would drive up consumer costs if implemented. 


New supply chain strategy, food waste proposals – govt seeks emissions feedback 13th October 2021 /

New supply chain strategy, food waste proposals – govt seeks emissions feedback

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.


Ardern to join inaugural UN Food Systems Summit 17th September 2021 /

Ardern to join inaugural UN Food Systems Summit

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.


Businesses invited to test travel pilot to prep for border re-opening – PM 12th August 2021 /

Businesses invited to test travel pilot to prep for border re-opening – PM

New Zealand will start a phased border re-opening in early 2022, says Jacinda Ardern.


Parts of economy too reliant on low skilled, foreign workers – Robertson 14th July 2021 /

Parts of economy too reliant on low skilled, foreign workers – Robertson

Too many jobs are being created in the low-wage economy, says the finance minister.


Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes 1st June 2021 /

Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?


As NZ backs Aus in China trade dispute, a warning for F&B from another sector 1st June 2021 /

As NZ backs Aus in China trade dispute, a warning for F&B from another sector

Can the country’s food exporters learn lessons from another sector heavily exposed to a single source of income?


Merchant card fees to be cut 13th May 2021 /

Merchant card fees to be cut

The Government is set to introduce new legislation to restrict merchant fees, in a move which could save businesses up to $74m each year.


ACT calls out Govt’s “dismal failure” to support growers 12th March 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.”


Greens push to stop “dirty” bottom trawling 8th March 2021 /

Greens push to stop “dirty” bottom trawling

The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently stop “dirty, degrading fishing practices” in areas most vulnerable to destruction.


Govt opens Covid business support package 23rd February 2021 /

Govt opens Covid business support package

The Government has activated the Resurgence Support Payment, in its latest round of Covid-19 support packages.