Northland Regional GDP: Year ended March 2016

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

From 201116, Northlands economy increased 18.2 percent (below the national movement of 23.8 percent). Read more »

Regions continue to grow strongly

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regions continue to grow strongly The latest regional growth statistics show 12 out of New Zealands 15 regions grew in the year to March 2016, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. The GDP statistics for New Zealands fifteen regions … Read more »

Waikato Regional GDP: Year ended March 2016

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

From 201116, Waikato’s economy increased 20.6 percent (below the national movement of 23.8 percent). During this period, Waikatos contribution to GDP decreased 0.2 percentage points. Read more »

The importance of maintaining quality & quantity of market

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association reiterate the importance of at least maintaining the quality and quantity of current market access into the European Union and the United Kingdom, following the UK triggering of Article 50. … Read more »

Stock control up for review

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Stock control up for review A review of the districts Stock Control bylaw is now open for the public to have their say. Read more »

Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Twelve of the 15 regional economies in New Zealand recorded nominal GDP increases in the year ended March 2016, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Pioneer 500 gets smarter, smoother and safer

Press Release – Blue Wing Honda Ltd

With close ties to rural New Zealand that go back generations, Blue Wing Honda are proud to announce the arrival of the 2017 Honda Pioneer 500. Read more »

Speech to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for the invitation to speak at today’s forum in the great city of Brussels. What a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas on the role agriculture plays in global sustainability. Read more »

Crowdfunding: affordable bee surveillance for hive health

Press Release – Hivemind Ltd

New Zealands smart hive innovation company, Hivemind, is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help beekeepers check their hives remotely, and take proactive action to keep their bees safe and happy. Read more »

Breakthrough genetics looking at cutting nitrogen leaching

Press Release – CRV Ambreed

CRV Ambreed has made a genetic discovery that it anticipates will result in a more sustainable dairy industry and potentially reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years. Read more »

Te Aroha owners take role in governing their land

Press Release – Te Tumu Paeroa

Over 2000 owners of Te Aroha Aggregation farm in Waihi are celebrating a major milestone in its development, with an open day on Saturday. The day signifies the start of responsibility for the farm being passed back to the owners. Read more »

Strong environmental gains on farm show opportunities

Press Release – AgResearch

Substantial reductions in the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions at a South Canterbury farm show environmental gains can be made hand in hand with a farms growth, scientists say. Read more »

Productivity Commission endorses ACT’s plan to build houses

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Productivity Commission has endorsed housing affordability policies ACT outlined in January , says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Red meat sector must pursue both ‘value and volume’

Press Release – Rabobank

The New Zealand red meat sector must focus on creating greater value from its exports into China, as the rate of import growth slows in this major export market, according to new research from Rabobank. Read more »

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Column – ACT New Zealand

David Seymour spoke at ACTs Lower North Island conference in Palmerston North this weekend. His message? Intergenerational politics is not about proving one generation is more thrifty/hard done by/has a better work ethic than the other, but a question … Read more »

Zeagold commits to Countdown Cage Free Target

Press Release – Zeagold Foods

As New Zealands largest egg producer, we know that there is an increasing public appetite for cage free eggs. Read more »

FRENZ and Countdown announce transition to 100% cage-free

Press Release – Free Range Egg Poultry Co – FRENZ

FRENZ, New Zealands free-range pioneers, welcome Countdowns announcement to sell exclusively cage-free eggs by 2025, a move that could transform the chicken farming industry in NZ. Read more »

Countdown commits to cage-free with support from egg farmers

Press Release – Countdown

North Island Countdown stores to be cage free in 2024, South Island to follow in 2025 Read more »

Arguing for sensible science in policy-making

Opinion – Mark Ross

New Zealands strong export focus is unique because our GDP relies heavily on our primary industries and export markets. Revenue from these exports is estimated at $36.7 billion this year, but is at risk from unsubstantiated over-hyped nonsensical … Read more »

Collins’ Comments: 28 March 2017

Column – Judith Collins

With the recent flooding in Franklin, Hunua, Hauraki District, and Thames-Coromandel District, it is good that Inland Revenue has announced it will exercise its discretion on income equalising. Read more »

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