NEWS

Affco must allow workers to return to day shifts, Employment Court rules

The Employment Court has ruled Affco must allow 200 Wairoa freezing workers to return to their jobs on the day shifts they would have had if the Talley's-owned meat processor hadn't illegally locked them out..

Auckland's average house now costs more than $800,000 
Auckland's housing market increased at nearly double the nationwide average over the past year, with the city's average home now costing more than $800,000, according to the latest QV figures...

The reality of renting in Auckland
Every day, there's another story in the news about Auckland's housing problem. Usually, it's fuelled by a new report from a real estate agency, telling us house prices are again rising (which fuels the perception of demand and perpetuates the cycle)... 

NZ food prices rise in May on more expensive meat and veges
New Zealand food prices rose from a four-month low in May, as more expensive meat and vegetables offset ... 

Dynamic red meat sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the red meat sector is a dynamic and exciting sector contributing around $8.5 billion a year...

How to boost red meat earnings
A new study of New Zealand’s red meat sector shows that savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made through industry rationalisation...

Pasture and Performance Loan to lift red meat productivity
New Zealand’s largest rural lender today launched an extended lending package for red meat farmers wanting to boost farm productivity.ANZ Bank’s Pasture and Performance...

Conviction upheld in wild goat meat case
A Waitara man has lost his high court appeal against a conviction of selling illegally processed wild goat meat for human consumption...

Red Meat Sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA
The recently signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea will be a significant step towards reducing the overall amount of tariffs paid on New Zealand...

Farmers keen to do their bit for meat export market boost
Federated Farmers says the New Zealand meat export industry needs to make up lost ground with a boost to marketing New Zealand beef and sheepmeat overseas...

Meat Industry Report deserves a hearing
Meat Industry Excellence Groups report serves up a positive outlook.By Meat, fibre chairperson, Rick Powdrell published NZ Herald... 

Meat company mergers could mean more dollars
If Dipton farmer Peter McDonald got another $10.95 a lamb he would pocket an extra $44,000 a year.Over 10 years that’s almost half a million dollars in his back... 

Allan Barber reviews the major MIE report
The Meat Industry Excellence Group commissioned report on the red meat sector ‘Pathways to Long Term Sustainability’ was... 

Workers need a voice in Meat Industry challenge
The Meat Workers Union supports positive initiatives that aim to make the Red Meat sector stronger and grow to its full potential... 

Workers want a voice in meat reform moves - union
The Meatworkers Union says it and the more than 20,000 workers it represents want a say in any rationalisation moves that flow out of the Meat Industry...

Valued Team Member Passed Away : Nathan Hamilton
It is with regret we inform the entire Silver Fern Farms Paeroa & Te Aroha team that we have lost one of our valued team member in a car accident...

Jerry Ngaronoa
Jerry Ngaronoa is a 65 year old married man with 5 children,32 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren...