Auckland COVID border travel register open

Auckland COVID border travel register open

Essential Businesses can now apply for permission to cross the Auckland COVID border when the rest of the country moves to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm tonight. Businesses with workers needing to cross the boundary can apply for Business Travel Documents if they meet...
Grocery market study report a wake-up call

Grocery market study report a wake-up call

There’s been a lot to take in from the Commerce Commission’s draft report on their market study into New Zealand’s grocery sector. There’s no doubt everyone wants lower grocery prices, and that’s what was behind the Government’s instruction to the commission: was...
Grocery market study report a wake-up call

Facing NZ’s logistics nightmare

The New Zealand economy has been built on the export of food, kicked off in a big way by the first successful shipment of frozen meat on the ‘Dunedin’ to Great Britain from Totara, in Otago, in 1882. Of course, there was exporting before that, with the first trades...
COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

COVID-19 not a food safety hazard, says FAO

The virus that causes COVID-19 is not a direct food safety concern, according to updated guidance from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation. The guidance replaces interim guidance from the FAO and World Health Organisation on coronavirus and food...