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Friday 20 May 2022

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Govt responsible for “predictable” meat processing delays – Nats 6th April 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.


Break-up grocery duopoly and guarantee liveable incomes – Greens 4th April 2022 /

Break-up grocery duopoly and guarantee liveable incomes – Greens

The Green Party is calling on Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs David Clark to break up the supermarket duopoly, citing an inequality crisis.


Māori Party calls for GST removed from all kai 18th March 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 9th March 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 15th February 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 10th February 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 1st February 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 6th December 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 1st December 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.


$100 ‘dine & discover’ vouchers in Nats new recovery plan 20th October 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 28th September 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 31st August 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.


Govt failing horticulture sector – Nats 18th March 2021 /

Govt failing horticulture sector – Nats

The Government is failing to support New Zealand’s horticulture sector as it faces a worker shortage crisis, according to the National Party.