Blaming farmers for the price of milk is wrong when supermarkets are creaming profits, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser.
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A rural tragedy is looming in New Zealand, and its tentacles will reach out everywhere, warns New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
The massive number of sheep being exported to Mexico suggests that this is not a breeding programme, says New Zealand First.
With 169 farmer suicides since 2008 National should be putting money into getting more GPs into rural areas, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Health Barbara Stewart.
New Zealand First says farmers need a fair go to try and fix financial problems in difficult times, especially when they have been given poor advice by their banks.
Northland Member of Parliament, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, says four out of five Northland dairy farmers work within environmental guidelines and critics are too harsh.
The ‘poo protest’ by North Otago farmer Robert Borst, has highlighted continual underinvestment by the government in the Overseer® nutrient tool, says New Zealand First.
The number of farmers committing suicide is a national disgrace, says New Zealand First.
As dry conditions are taking grip on many farms the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy needs to take the bull by the horns and declare regional and local adverse events, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson, Richard Prosser, will seek a ‘please explain’ from Local Government Minister Paula Bennett over the Waikato Regional Council prosecuting an award winning farmer for removing weeds and pest plants
WorkSafe NZ is risking a perception of revenue generation following another fine imposed on a farming couple for not wearing helmets and carrying children as passengers on a quad bike, disproportionately higher than fines for other safety breache