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Ill-informed regulations could wipe out pork sector

April 29, 2022 Share

Today’s release of a new draft welfare code for pigs shows once again how ill-informed this Labour Government is, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

 

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Barbara's Beat No.11

April 26, 2022 Share


MP for Taranaki-King Country — National Spokesperson for Agriculture, Biosecurity & Food Safety

THE COST OF FREEDOM

Like many New Zealanders, I attended a commemoration service on Monday.

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Numb to the numbers

April 20, 2022 Share

Every day, for the past two years, our daily lives have been driven by numbers. 

We’re at the point where we are numb to them. 

And that’s an extremely dangerous place to be.

Because we’re missing the important ones.

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Cost of doing business jumps

April 12, 2022 Share

At a time when farmers should be celebrating higher red meat and dairy prices, they like other New Zealanders, are feeling the pinch.

Already facing seasonal challenges, with either too much or no rain, the cost of doing business grows daily under Labour’s watch.

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Predictable delays for meat processing

April 06, 2022 Share

Meat works around the country are struggling to meet demand due to the Government’s failure to keep pace with the vital cog in the supply chain, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger says.

 

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Barbara's Beat No.10

March 30, 2022 Share


MP For Taranaki-King Country - National Spokesperson for Agriculture, Biosecurity & Food Safety

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They're living in Fantasyland!

March 28, 2022 Share

In the four and half years Labour has been in power, its MPs have learnt nothing about the country they run.

New Zealand is a food producing country, yet the seasonal nature of agriculture, viticulture and horticulture escapes them.

Nor do they understand the Northern and Southern Hemispheres cycles.

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Finally some answers

March 08, 2022 Share

Late last year I had the opportunity to question the Minister of Agriculture in the House, as you can see I had a lot of questions so it wasn't too surprising that he didn't answer them all then! But I was able to get a few more answers out of O'Connor using Parliamentary Written Questions. 

I thought you may be interested to see his answers:

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Farmers short-changed by Labour yet again

March 02, 2022 Share

Labour needs to explain why it is severely restricting the number of dairy farm workers allowed into the country for no apparent reason, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford and Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger say.

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Barbara's Beat No. 9

February 25, 2022 Share

 

BACK & REARING TO GO

I hope you’ve all had a great start to 2022. National MPs have had a busy time in the first few weeks, not only holding the Government to account over so many issues,  but also setting our direction for the year under our Leader Christopher Luxon.

It is an unsettling time for all New Zealanders. Never before has our country been so divided. As I write, the protest outside Parliament continues, with no end in sight.

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