Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. Read more »

Guests Flock to ‘Wild Food Feast’ Fundraiser

Press Release – Awahou School

On Saturday night, the hall at Camp Rangi Woods in the Pohangina Valley was transformed into a pioneer farm setting as the Awahou School Wild Food Feast fundraiser got underway for its sixth year running. Read more »

Survey shows many Kiwis support rodeo ban

Press Release – SPCA New Zealand and SAFE

The ongoing campaign to ban rodeos in New Zealand is very much in tune with public opinion, according to a new survey commissioned by SPCA New Zealand and SAFE. Read more »

New Appointment to Synlait’s Senior Leadership Team

Press Release – Synlait Milk Ltd

Since joining Synlait in 2013, Quentins role has grown to advise the SLT and Board on legal affairs, risk, corporate governance, insurance and commercial matters (particularly customer and supplier relationships). Read more »

Otago Station Enjoys Benefits Of Farm Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Otago farmer Marty Deans entered the Ballance Farm Environment Awards because he wanted to benchmark the operation he manages and learn more about improving sustainability. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as Fonterra hikes forecast farmgate payout

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained after Fonterra Cooperative Group hiked its forecast payout to farmers for the current season as recent dairy auctions delivered bigger-than-expected price increases. Read more »

WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Press Release – WellSouth

Southern Primary Health Provider WellSouth has been recognised at TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Services Awards) in Auckland this morning. Read more »

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. Read more »

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. Read more »

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. Read more »

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers

Press Release – First Union

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers The Ranfurly community will take a stand tomorrow afternoon against Westpacs proposal to shut the towns only bank. Westpac is consulting on a proposal to close 19 bank branches across … Read more »

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region’s … Read more »

Wool Market Basically Unchanged

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the South Island selection comprising a wide range of wool types with Merino, Mid Micron and Crossbreds saw varied support determined by targeted buying with an all … Read more »

Gun laws creaking under the strain

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Questions have to be asked after surprising revelations at the Law and Order Select Committee about the police and their ability to manage the gun problem in New Zealand, says Labours Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. Read more »

Clean drinking water must come before irrigation schemes

Press Release – Green Party

Resolving the issues affecting Hawkes Bays drinking water must come before pushing ahead with irrigation schemes that will do more harm to the environment, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 25 AUGUST 2016 Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off New Zealand First welcomes Fonterra Cooperative Group lifting its 2016/2017 forecast Farmgate Milk … Read more »

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealands fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new … Read more »

Minister welcomes new sheep milk PGP programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme announced today aimed at boosting New Zealands sheep milk industry. Read more »

Sheep milk industry gets $12.6M Crown funding

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The fledgling sheep milk industry has been given a $12.6 million boost with government funding for a Primary Growth Partnership project with Spring Sheep Milk Co. Read more »

Fonterra Forecast Gives Dairy A Boost

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the Fonterra announcement today will boost dairy farmer optimism and even more usefully, will ease their bank managers worries. Read more »

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