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Predictable delays for meat processing

April 06, 2022 Share

Barbara Kuriger

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, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Farmers short-changed by Labour yet again

March 02, 2022 Share

Erica Stanford

Labour needs to explain why it is severely restricting the number of dairy farm workers allowed into the country for no apparent reason, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford and Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger say.

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Farmers need say on greenhouse gas costs

November 23, 2021 Share

Stuart Smith

The government-primary sector partnership He Waka Eke Noa has done good work designing how an agricultural greenhouse gas pricing system could work, with the intention of keeping Agriculture out of the ETS. It’s a by farmers, for farmers option, says National’s Climate Change and Agriculture spokespersons Stuart Smith and Barbara Kuriger

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Minister missing when agriculture needs him most

November 18, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor must stand up for the industry that has carried New Zealand though the Covid crisis, says National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger.

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Labour ignores 15,000 rural New Zealanders

September 23, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

By refusing to back a practical change that would lessen the regulatory load on farmers, Labour have shown they remain completely out of touch with rural New Zealand, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger and Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon say.

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Flood fund criteria way off the mark

September 17, 2021 Share

Nicola Grigg

Almost four months on from the floods that devastated much of rural Canterbury and the Government has fallen well short of the promises it made to local farmers – completely leaving them in the lurch, MP for Selwyn Nicola Grigg says.

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Animal welfare crisis looms as Minister butchers opportunity

September 10, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

An animal welfare crisis is looming as Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor fails to pay attention to what’s going on around him, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

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Rural NZ rejecting more regulation from Labour

September 08, 2021 Share

Barbara Kuriger

More than 13,000 New Zealanders have told the Government to stop raining regulations on our rural communities, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger and Local Government spokesperson Christopher Luxon say.

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National MPs out in strong support of farmers

July 14, 2021 Share

David Bennett

This Friday rural communities up and down New Zealand will stage a protest at the overbearing government interference in their businesses and lives, and National MPs will be right there supporting them, National’s Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett says.

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Parker playing for time on winter grazing

March 17, 2021 Share

David Bennett

Environment Minister David Parker has had no choice but to defer the implementation of the intensive winter grazing in Southland for one year, National’s Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett says.

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