Geospatial standards Organisations to meet in NZ

Press Release – Landcare Research

Open Geospatial Consortium and International Standards Organisations to meet in NZ for the first time Read more »

Farmer led project highlights innovative environmental work

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A North Canterbury river awarded as the countrys most improved- is testament to innovative environmental work undertaken by farmers and their community says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Agritech Programme Focusing on Digital Technologies

Press Release – Connex Auckland

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data are major themes at next years MobileTECH 2018. This is one of New Zealands largest agritech events and will see technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and … Read more »

Tax Working Group should have an Agri-sector voice

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A new Tax Working Group should have primary sector representation says Federated Farmers. Sir Michael Cullen is to chair the Group from February next year and the Federation recommends that farming and fellow industry stakeholders get a voice. Read more »

Ashburton irrigators told to mind their spray!

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

With irrigation season underway Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass – not the road. Environment Canterbury Ashburton Zone Manager Janine Holland said nearly 20 complaints have been … Read more »

Chatham Rock Phosphate Joins Safer Phosphates

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

WELLINGTON New Zealand Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (TSXV: NZP and NZAX: CRP or the Company”) advises that we have joined joined Safer Phosphates, an organization created to promote the use of safer phosphates. The organization … Read more »

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. Read more »

“Good Female” Key to Mint Lamb Win at Canterbury A&P Show

Press Release – Canterbury A and P Show

After winning the 2017 Mint Lamb Competition, Paul Gardner had some simple advice for crowds gathered to watch the Taste Test Final at the Canterbury A&P Show. Read more »

NZ dairy sector unveils plans to restore reputation

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s dairy industry has unveiled plans to restore its reputation amid concern it has polluted waterways with nutrient runoff, sucks up too much groundwater for irrigation and generates greenhouse gases, denting the … Read more »

Tighter overseas investment regime targets more than houses

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The government has begun policy work to tighten up further the sale of New Zealand assets to foreign investors, with new instructions to the Overseas Investment Office required to give effect to any new rules. Read more »

Outdated, unfocused Lincoln Uni gets blueprint for change

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Lincoln University faces a 10-to-20 year process to turn itself from an under-performing institution facing merger or closure into one of the world’s top five agricultural universities, says a report released by a Transformation … Read more »

Rural market experiences a slow start to Spring

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 92 fewer farm sales (-26.1%) for the three months ended October 2017 than for the three months ended October 2016. Overall, there were 261 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Article – Dr Terrence Loomis

Its got to happen sooner or later – the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, were dependent on the stuff and affordable … Read more »

Farm visits will highlight reality over perception

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says opening dairy farms to all New Zealanders is a brave gesture and an opportunity for farmers to debunk some myths around farmers environmental management. Read more »

Arable Farmers’ Fingers Crossed After Wet Start to Spring

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A healthy supply of grain with prices holding firm, has Arable farmers crossing their fingers after a damp start to spring. Read more »

New Zealand ag-tech increases farm revenue, consumer appeal

Press Release – VentureCentre.NZ

One of the greatest costs to farmers tending an estimated one billion sheep globally is in lost productivity from parasites and ineffective drench programs. The result of a three year R&D project, funded by Sainsburys the UKs second largest … Read more »

Alternative proteins on the verge of mainstream

Press Release – Rabobank

Alternative proteins are on the verge of becoming mainstream and stealing growth from traditional meat products as they play a growing role in meeting consumer needs and preferences, according to a recently-released global research paper. Read more »

Olives Squeeze Out Luncheon Sausage

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Kiwis are spending less on luncheon sausage and more on olives and fresh herbs, Stats NZ said today. As a result, the humble sandwich filler is dropping out of the basket used to measure food price inflation. Read more »

Butter at Record $5.67/Block & High Vegetable Prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. Read more »

Predator Free Farm Award

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Farmers will be recognised for their part in the nationwide movement of Predator Free New Zealand when a new Predator Free Farm Award will be presented next year as part of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Sponsored by Predator Free NZ Trust … Read more »

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