Members of the North Otago Filipino community are reeling
from revelations that more than 10,000 people could have died
in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan and face an agonising wait to
confirm the fate of their loved ones back home.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy on Friday admitted it
would ''take time'' for Chinese authorities to approve the
resumption of meat exports from the Pukeuri meat plant, but
denied accusations from the Labour Party that the delay was
due to stuff cuts within the ministry.