News Roundup - 21 December

21 Dec 2020

Maori horticulture sector grows 300% in 12 years

Māori horticulture is booming, having grown 300 per cent in the last 12 years and set to continue its trajectory, new research shows. A new report from economic consultancy Berl, commissioned by Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Primary Industries and Horticulture New Zealand, shows growing Māori ownership in the sector.

Find the report here


Government contributes $10m to environmental projects

The Government will spend $10 million co-funding a series of projects that aim to reduce the environmental impact of farming. The Ministry for Primary Industries sustainable food and fibres futures fund (SFF fund) is contributing to the $25m programme led by farmer-owned co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients in a new five-year partnership.


Agriculture Minster warned of impact of COVID-19 on industry’s future

Minister of agriculture Damien O'Connor has been has warned that the primary sector faces strong headwinds as the impact of Covid-19 lingers on into coming years.


Wetland restoration project opens walkway and pontoon

It was the latest initiative for the National Wetlands Trust, which kicked off a community-led restoration project for the lake in 2011, with the blessing of local hapū, Ngāti Apakura.

New Zealand companies lag on sustainability

New Zealand's corporate sector is falling behind international counterparts in reporting on sustainability issues.




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