The government's directive to the Overseas Investment Office to raise the bar in overseas applications to buy sensitive New Zealand land has scared away tens of millions of dollars in investments in rural property and will hurt farm values, real estate firms say. Jonathan Underhill from BusinessDesk reports
Drivers face massive fuel cost hikes and a ban on petrol and diesel engine vehicles within 15 years, while farmers will have to radically change land use if New Zealand is to become carbon neutral by 2050. Bernard Hickey reports.
Rod Oram details the latest in agricultural industry innovation unveiled at a conference in Wellington and looks at whether New Zealand is being too complacent and not investing enough in new technology and systems to fend off the coming disruptions of cellular and urban agriculture.
Protectionist sentiment within Europe’s agriculture sector should not stand in the way of a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand, a senior European official says.
New Zealand's chief scientist says synthetic foods pose a real threat to agricultural exporters, but better regulation of genetic modification could create an equally large opportunity, Lynn Grieveson reports.
Prime Minister Bill English and Premier Li Keqiang unveiled a start date for negotiations to upgrade the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement at their formal signing ceremony and joint news conference at Premier House in Wellington on Monday, but it was Premier Li's rejection of accusations about steel dumping that stood out.
Beef exports to China are exploding as supplies in China and globally are tight, and demand continues to surge with the growth of the Middle Kingdom's middle class.