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SAFE calls bull on feedlot spin

Press Release – SAFE

Animal advocacy group SAFE is calling bull on the spin around feedlots and wants an end to the practice in New Zealand. Feedlots are a form of intense agriculture in which cattle are confined in pens, without grass and usually without any shelter, … Read more »

Court rules covenant protection is forever

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers who have placed special natural areas of their properties under QEII covenants will take heart from a Supreme Court ruling against a developer, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. Read more »

Healthy Rivers

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

In November 2017 a statement was released by Vaughan Payne CEO of the Waikato Regional Council, which was headed: Read more »

Green Party ensures water on the agenda

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has ensured that the next set of changes to the Overseas Investment Act will look at water extraction and whether stronger tests should be set for land sales involving water takes, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today. Read more »

Lincoln University’s autonomy vital to NZ’s future

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays revelations that the Government has been secretly inviting bids for a fire sale of Lincoln University which would see it folded into a larger institution are deeply concerning Selwyn MP Amy Adams says. Read more »

Farmlands and Silver Fern Farms praised

Press Release – Farmlands

Two of New Zealands largest rural co-operatives have teamed up to develop leaders for the countrys primary industries Read more »

Commentary on Neonicotinoids

Press Release – Agcarm

Neonicotinoids (neonics) are a group of modern insecticides noted for their excellent insect control but low toxicity in humans and other mammals. They have been on the market in New Zealand for more than 25 years and been applied to protect many hundreds … Read more »

Farmlands and Silver Fern Farms praised

Press Release – Farmlands

Farmlands and Silver Fern Farms praised for grassroots governance programme Two of New Zealands largest rural co-operatives have teamed up to develop leaders for the countrys primary industries Read more »

Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes NAIT Act amendments

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the Governments passing of amendments today to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing Act. Read more »

National’s NAIT amendments deserved due process

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

While some changes to the National Animal Identification and Tracking Act (NAIT) are needed, Parliament has been denied the opportunity to properly scrutinise Government amendments which may not be in the best interests of farmers, Nationals Agriculture … Read more »

Ngāi Tahu seeking direct engagement on freshwater

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu has confirmed to Ministers of the Crown that we are seeking direct engagement regarding freshwater and want to begin a discussion immediately. Read more »

How forecast hot weather could impact farmers and food

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ strongly believes that as the climate continues to vary, many areas of New Zealand will be at increasing at risk of drought and to mitigate this risk, the country must invest in well-designed water storage. Read more »

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