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Damien O'Connor

4th Feb 21, 11:33am
Guy Trafford echoes those in agriculture who note that the Climate Change Commission has been unreasonably selective in apportioning responsibility for change
Guy Trafford echoes those in agriculture who note that the Climate Change Commission has been unreasonably selective in apportioning responsibility for change
4th Feb 21, 11:33am
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
3rd Nov 20, 7:27pm
A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
3rd Nov 20, 7:27pm
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
Election 2020 - Primary Industries and Rural Issues - Racing
Election 2020 - Primary Industries and Rural Issues - Racing
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Agriculture
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Agriculture
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Mining
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Mining
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Forestry
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Primary Industries and Rural Affairs - Forestry
25th Jul 20, 5:56am
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Health - Food
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Health - Food
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Cannabis
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Cannabis
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
28th May 20, 3:25pm
Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
Government unveils freshwater reforms; delays controversial decision on nitrogen bottom line; allocates more funding towards the programme than it would've pre-covid
28th May 20, 3:25pm
20th Nov 19, 10:16am
The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
20th Nov 19, 10:16am
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
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24th Oct 19, 9:36am
Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
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Government gives farmers until 2025 to come up with their own on-farm emissions pricing scheme; If they don't pull their weight, they'll end up in the ETS
24th Oct 19, 9:36am
4th Oct 19, 10:52am
Guy Trafford takes a look at the latest dairy scene, with the latest Tatua result showing up Fonterra
Guy Trafford takes a look at the latest dairy scene, with the latest Tatua result showing up Fonterra
4th Oct 19, 10:52am
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5th Sep 19, 11:43am
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
[Updated]
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
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14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
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Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
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17th Jun 19, 5:23pm
Lenders to be required to mediate with indebted farmers who default on payments before taking enforcement action under proposed law thought-up by NZ First and taken-up by the Government
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Lenders to be required to mediate with indebted farmers who default on payments before taking enforcement action under proposed law thought-up by NZ First and taken-up by the Government
17th Jun 19, 5:23pm
31st Oct 18, 11:55am
Threshold met for first round of CPTPP tariff cuts to come into effect on December 30; Kiwifruit, beef and wine producers to benefit the most
Threshold met for first round of CPTPP tariff cuts to come into effect on December 30; Kiwifruit, beef and wine producers to benefit the most
31st Oct 18, 11:55am
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8th Oct 18, 9:41am
RMA changes, new ways of allocating discharge and water use rights, a Freshwater Standard - all part of Govt's plan to see cleaner waterways in five years
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RMA changes, new ways of allocating discharge and water use rights, a Freshwater Standard - all part of Govt's plan to see cleaner waterways in five years
8th Oct 18, 9:41am
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28th May 18, 4:01pm
The Prime Minister says Cabinet, and Primary Sector officials, agree they have ‘one shot’ to eradicate the cattle bacterial disease and is expecting it to cost almost $1 billion
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The Prime Minister says Cabinet, and Primary Sector officials, agree they have ‘one shot’ to eradicate the cattle bacterial disease and is expecting it to cost almost $1 billion
28th May 18, 4:01pm
22nd May 18, 12:05pm
Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
Simon Bridges says he doesn't want to use Mycoplasma bovis as a ‘political football’, despite the issue for weeks being kicked around by both National and Labour
22nd May 18, 12:05pm

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