Damien O’Connor

Minister of Agriculture visits Pukekohe

Is Pukekohe’s unique vegetable growing environment at risk as housing encroaches on the fertile slopes of Pukekohe Hill and surrounding areas? This is one of the issues brought to the Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities, Hon Damien O’Connor’s attention during his visit on Friday 13 April. The Minister was invited by Horticulture New Zealand and Onions […]

Puni riparian planting project

Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities visited a riparian planting site on one of the Balle Brother’s farms on Tramway Road, Puni, on Friday 13 April. Four Puni School pupils, Tommy Gibson, Olya Eremee, Nate Molony and RJ Rapi, represented their school admirably when they met with the Minister. While chatting comfortably with the […]


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