Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Meat NZ Proposal is Business As Usual


Meat NZ Proposal is Business As Usual

Farmers are disappointed that Meat New Zealand's 'Draft Proposal on the Future of Meat Levies' appears to be business as usual, says Peter Chamberlain, Vice Chairman of New Zealand Meat and Fibre Producers.

"Meat NZ's proposal provides insufficient focus on R&D investment directly relating to on-farm production" says Mr Chamberlain.

"Meat NZ is also proposing levy funding for activities better suited to commercialisation such as improving efficiency of meat processing technology, and generic promotion.

"The proposal to use levy funds for lobbying government on biosecurity and policy development is a duplication of existing industry activity.

"Levies must be used for true industry good activities.

"There is no need to retain significant reserves that could be used in future to fund ventures and projects that do not have farmer support and bypass the accountability of the Commodity Levy Act.

"If there is only one package option in the referendum, then farmers choices are extremely constrained. It would be very difficult for farmers to vote yes for the package that is currently being offered.

Farmers are encouraged to obtain copies of the Meat NZ and SheepCo proposals which are available from Meat New Zealand PH 0800 647 000 or www.meatnz.co.nz

"Unless Meat NZ embrace genuine change there is little point in continuing to pursue a Meat NZ-SheepCo merger."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Voluntary Administration: Renaissance Brewing Up For Sale

Renaissance Brewing, the first local company to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, is up for sale after cash flow woes and product management issues led to the appointment of voluntary administrators. More>>

Elsewhere:

Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:

Media Mega Merger: Full Steam Ahead For Appeal

New Zealand's two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>