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National's Grant McCallum aims to get stuck in and make his electorate better
National’s new MP for Northland is fresh out of his swearing-in ceremony- and acknowledges it's the first step in a long political journey. Grant McCallum is set...
Fonterra reports strong Q1 performance, upgrades milk price
Fonterra has increased its forecast for the Farmgate Milk price for the 2024 financial year after a strong first quarter. The predicted mid price point is up 25...
NZ First's Shane Jones shares agenda for Minister of Regional Development role
New Zealand's own self-proclaimed Prince of the Provinces has left the wilderness and returned to Parliament. Shane Jones has big plans for the country's rural communities...
Labour's Damien O'Connor hopeful about positive outcomes from Cop28
Labour's former Agriculture Minister is hopeful some good will come out of Cop28. New Zealand has already received a 'Fossil of the Day' award at the summit, earning...
'More concerned about substance': Seymour addresses cigarette store head count inaccuracy
The National Party raised a few eyebrows after Chris Bishop's inaccurate claim about cigarette stores in Northland. The Leader of the House said under the current...
Luxon say parties aligned on key issues, denies impact of Peters' accusations
The Prime Minister denies his Deputy is undermining him, by making accusations about media corruption. Winston Peters has twice this week implied the media's been...
Peters doubles down on media bribery accusations, claimed to oppose funding early on
Winston Peters is doubling down on accusations of media bribery. The Deputy Prime Minister has twice this week implied this, referring to the previous Government's...
Former National leader 'had his doubts' before coalition negotiations concluded
Former National leader Simon Bridges is feeling more optimistic about the new Government after weeks of doubt. Bridges had his concerns as discussions and infighting...
Bremworth CEO issues warning as incoming Government announces plan for woollen fibres
The CEO of carpet maker Bremworth applauded the incoming Government for its directive to use woollen fibres in its 16,000-plus buildings- but warned of a catch. Greg...
Famed broadcaster joins the ranks of an unexpected new industry
Famed farmer and broadcaster Matt Chisholm opens up about his unexpected new role. Matt's joined the ranks of Southdown stud sheep breeding celebrity- a departure...
'We're hobbled here in NZ': NZ First's Shane Jones seeks to make change in new Cabinet role
It's been difficult waiting for the incoming wave of new politicians to open up about the incoming Government. New Zealand's own self-proclaimed Prince of the Provinces...
Outgoing Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor defends Labour's divisive freshwater reforms
Outgoing Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor returns from San Francisco to defend his party's controversial freshwater reforms. O'Connor represented New Zealand...
ACT's David Seymour fires back at Hipkins' statement on Gaza
David Seymour says it's a good thing Chris Hipkins won't be caretaker Prime Minister much longer, after his statement on Gaza. The Labour leader has called for an...
Alliance Group posts 'disappointing' financial loss amid global challenges
Alliance Group this week announced a “disappointing” after-tax loss in the last financial year. The co-operative lost over $70 million for the year ending 30 September...
Farmers set to gather for global master class
28 farmers from five continents and 12 countries are set to spend 10 days in New Zealand to address global food security. Rabobank's 2023 Global Farmers Master Class...
Infometrics Chief Economist warns of incoming challenges impacting the primary sector
Infometrics says there are increasing questions being raised in the provinces about the economic climate. Concerns have been expressed about how hard the primary...
Sheep and beef farmer: The practicality of reducing on-farm emissions
Sheep and beef farmers are under pressure to meet and reduce on-farm emissions. Award-winning environmentalist and Swanndri-wearing pin-up girl for Methane Science...
Outgoing Agricultural Minister reflects on his years in the job
Outgoing Minister of Agriculture Damien O'Connor joined Jamie MacKay to reflect on the past six years in the job. They discussed the highs, the lows, and him turning...
Dame Lynda Topp throws support behind Fish & Game NZ's hunting and angling campaign
Country star and Kiwi icon Dame Lynda Topp is throwing her support behind a campaign set to 'rewild' New Zealanders. Fish & Game New Zealand have launched an awareness...
Westpac rural economist: Can we expect a drop in tonight's GDT auction?
The current economic climate is looking bleak for farmers, and experts are concerned that trend isn't stopping anytime soon. Westpac's rural economist Nathan Penny...
Steven Joyce confident Luxon can form a stable Government as negotiations begin
National's former Mr Fixit and Minister for Everything is relieved to be away from the negotiation table this time round. Steven Joyce still has faith Chris Luxon...
Jarden expert: How is domestic and global supply shaping up?
With no GDT auction this week and after four positive auctions on the bounce- where is the market at currently? Mike McIntyre, Jarden's head of derivatives, explains...
National's Todd McClay on the future of the incoming coalition Government
National's Todd McClay is one step closer to being the next Minister for Agriculture. The National MP weighed in on his preferred Associate Ministers- and whether...
NZ0 turns to South African fans to fight southern frosts
While it rains in the north, excess frost in Otago threatens NZ0's fruit supply. Chief executive Mike Casey reveals he's turned to South African fans (not the rugby...
NZ Herald Editor at Large on his two-week EV road trip
NZ Herald Editor at Large Shayne Currie's Great Kiwi Road Trip is underway. He'll be travelling up the country in his Volkswagen EV to gauge the mood of the nation...