Farmers give thumbs down to new taxes

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Any move to introduce a capital gains, land or environment tax will meet stiff opposition from farmers, a Federated Farmers survey shows. Read more »

Mycoplasma bovis keeps farmers nervous

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farm sales fell 11 percent in the March quarter from a year earlier, as the mycoplasma bovis cattle disease outbreak weighed on purchasing intentions and spanned a period where smaller plots of rural land were captured by … Read more »

Lisa Kendall secures spot in Invercargill fencing final

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

The fencing skills of two NZ Young Farmers members from the Northern Region look set to be tested in Invercargill. Read more »

Mobile Surgical Bus Set to Keep on Trucking

Press Release – Mobile Health

For the past seventeen years its been a regular sight on New Zealands roads, parking up alongside small-town hospitals and medical centres from Kaikohe to Balclutha, providing vital day surgery to almost 23,000 patients in need. Now the countrys … Read more »

Womanising colonial pioneer’s ‘bachelor party pad’ for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A womanising pioneering farmers European-inspired bachelor party pad in the heart of rural New Zealand has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Ardern-Peters raid on regions ramps up

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments raid on regional New Zealand is ramping up, with Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor telling farmers theyll be taxed thousands for carbon emissions, Nationals Nathan Guy and Todd Muller say. Read more »

MfE reports on changes to NZ’s landscapes – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The extent to which we have changed our natural landscapes is highlighted in the latest instalment of the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ’s environmental reporting. Read more »

Manaaki Whenua welcomes Our Land 2018

Press Release – Landcare Research

It is an important synthesis of the state of, and pressures on, our land environments, says Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research chief executive Richard Gordon. Read more »

Livestock Improvement buys back $5.3M of shares

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – Farmer-owned cooperative Livestock Improvement Corp will buy back $5.3 million of its shares as part of its move to simplify its share structure. Read more »

We Are Growing Houses Instead of Food – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

We are losing our most productive land to houses – thats the most significant point Federated Farmers takes from the Our Land 2018 report released today. Read more »

Agriculture in ETS a step closer

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Inclusion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealands emissions trading scheme is a step closer with the appointment of a six-member Interim Climate Change Committee. Read more »

Progress on fresh water quality welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

17 April 2018 Progress on fresh water quality welcomed Nationals Environment spokesperson Scott Simpson has welcomed news that the efforts of New Zealanders alongside the previous Government to improve our freshwater quality are proving effective. … Read more »

The Right People to Crunch the Climate Change Numbers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes the make-up of the Interim Climate Change Committee announced this afternoon puts some significant scientific thinking on the case. “This should mean we can figure out once and for all just what the obligations are New … Read more »

Government again targets regional NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National stands behind New Zealands international commitments to reducing emissions but has cautioned against drastic action which will unfairly impact New Zealand farmers and businesses, spokesperson for Climate Change Todd Muller says. Read more »

Time to order poplar and willow poles for soil conservation

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With winter just around the corner landowners are being urged to get online now and order their supplies of poplar and willow poles. Read more »

Cluster theory has failed to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a “clusters” strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government study of the manufacturing sector has found there are “few … Read more »

Bigger role for water companies in farm strategy

Press Release – Roger Dennis

Irrigation companies have a bigger role to play in helping farmers make strategic decisions on land use, future innovation strategist Roger Dennis says. Read more »

Entries open for Fine Food NZ Innovation Awards

Press Release – Fine Food NZ

Have you recently launched a breakthrough product or service in the food, beverage, food service or hospitality industries? Show it off and stand a chance of winning one of the coveted Fine Food New Zealand Innovation Awards. Read more »

Water quality results show pleasing improvements

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says all the hard work being done to improve our freshwater quality is starting to pay off. Read more »

Progress on payment terms and e-invoicing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash has congratulated Fonterra for its change of policy around payment terms for small and medium suppliers. The dairy co-operative has adopted a new policy where suppliers whose contracts are worth up to $300,000 … Read more »

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