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Damien O’Connor

8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
27th Jan 21, 9:46am
Allan Barber sees progress on updating trade deals with the EU and the UK as priorities, even though NZ has many other options and some of which may be better
Allan Barber sees progress on updating trade deals with the EU and the UK as priorities, even though NZ has many other options and some of which may be better
27th Jan 21, 9:46am
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
Allan Barber is relieved the chaotic fours years are nearly over in the USA and hopes the new Administration can restore some sanity to their policies, however slowly they may be enacted
17th Nov 20, 7:00pm
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
New DIRA settings give Fonterra what it wanted but make life much more challenging for any new dairy processors
24th Aug 20, 5:04pm
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
The Government’s new food and fibre reset document is PR aspiration fluff. The hard work remains to be done
15th Jul 20, 5:30pm
16th Oct 19, 3:48pm
Better access to the huge Indian market important focus for New Zealand in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations with dairy exports an important part of the equation
Better access to the huge Indian market important focus for New Zealand in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations with dairy exports an important part of the equation
16th Oct 19, 3:48pm
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
The rural sector has enough challenges to face without being kneecapped by a government intent on appealing only to its most vocal supporters, says Allan Barber
16th Oct 19, 10:46am
9th Oct 19, 10:13am
Unintended consequence: Farmers who have invested in long term fresh water remediation feel thrown under the bus with grandfathering in the Essential Freshwater policies, and now those who didn't are in a easier position to comply
Unintended consequence: Farmers who have invested in long term fresh water remediation feel thrown under the bus with grandfathering in the Essential Freshwater policies, and now those who didn't are in a easier position to comply
9th Oct 19, 10:13am
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
Keith Woodford assesses the latest DIRA update and concludes it just nibbles with the status quo and avoids the big decisions
7th Jun 19, 3:15pm
18th Jun 18, 7:41am
Keith Woodford explains how the arrival date of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand is crucial to the eradication prospects
Keith Woodford explains how the arrival date of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand is crucial to the eradication prospects
18th Jun 18, 7:41am
15th May 15, 1:50pm
Allan Barber warns of the risks in the way MPI is setting its priorities and says it risks loss of focus on food safety and biosecurity
Allan Barber warns of the risks in the way MPI is setting its priorities and says it risks loss of focus on food safety and biosecurity
15th May 15, 1:50pm
17th Feb 15, 10:09am
Westpac 3rd bank to settle in rural interest rate swaps case with 38 customers to get $2.47 mln compensation
Westpac 3rd bank to settle in rural interest rate swaps case with 38 customers to get $2.47 mln compensation
17th Feb 15, 10:09am
20th May 13, 4:51pm
Bruce Wills says the Ruataniwha Dam project will be worth the cost to farmers, drought-proofing the region. The Opuha project proves the benefits
Bruce Wills says the Ruataniwha Dam project will be worth the cost to farmers, drought-proofing the region. The Opuha project proves the benefits
20th May 13, 4:51pm
2nd May 12, 11:52am
Fonterra's growth to be decided by its capital structure. Allan Barber looks at the TAF reviews and vote prospects
Fonterra's growth to be decided by its capital structure. Allan Barber looks at the TAF reviews and vote prospects
2nd May 12, 11:52am
4th Apr 12, 11:51am
BusinessDesk: Politicians prepare to dissect issues in dairy restructuring bill at select committee
BusinessDesk: Politicians prepare to dissect issues in dairy restructuring bill at select committee
4th Apr 12, 11:51am