Humiliation for Government in Chinese dictat

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealands food safety systems should be respected by our trading partners, but instead the Government has been humiliated with the Chinese dictating the terms of our infant formula production, Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien … Read more »

Deloitte says Ruataniwha assumptions “reasonable”

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) A Deloitte review of the Hawkes Bay Regional Councils proposed $80 million investment in the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is satisfied with the business plan, provided uptake by users is timely. Read more »

Cropping farmers encouraged to seek support

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraging farmers to help each other as cropping farmers in Canterbury and North Otago seek respite from a prolonged wet spell which is threatening specialist crops and cereals ahead of harvesting. Read more »

Award recognises country’s top agricultural consultants

Press Release – Farmax

The hunt is on again for New Zealands top dairy, sheep and beef agricultural consultants and emerging rural professional with the opening of the Farmax Consultant of the Year Awards on 1 May. Read more »

Facial Eczema Warning for Farmers

Press Release – AsureQuality

Facial eczema spore counts are at high levels throughout most of the North Island. AsureQuality is warning farmers that the risk of facial eczema is high in many regions of the North Island following the prolonged drought and the recent rain which has … Read more »

Dark horse takes the win in Aorangi

Press Release – Young Farmers

James Davidson is the last Grand Finalist to be named in the ANZ Young Farmer Contest after earning top spot at the Aorangi Regional Final Monday 21 April in Fairlie. Read more »

FMA joins probe into interest rate swap sales to farmers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) The Financial Markets Authority, New Zealands markets watchdog, is investigating whether the sales and marketing of interest rate swaps by major banks to rural customers may have breached financial markets laws. Read more »

Otago landowners help control TB through levy

Press Release – TBfree New Zealand

Consultation with Otago landowners over the levy for the regions bovine tuberculosis (TB) control programme has gathered positive responses. Read more »

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Ita’s rain

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Itas rain While the South Island has received so much rain that it is now posing problems for crop harvest and pasture growth ahead of winter, the worst drought affected parts of Northland received very … Read more »

Board appointed to steer Economic Development Strategy

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

A board largely made up of local business leaders has been appointed to help steer Horowhenua’s Economic Development Strategy. Read more »

Three challenging numbers

Article – Federated Farmers

There has been a lot of discussion recently about New Zealands meat industry. We all want more profitable and sustainable farming. Meat farmers have been concerned that their gross incomes are a bit lower than dairy farmers on similar sized farms. … Read more »

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Recent rain in Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting today of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard. Read more »

Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon. Read more »

Farm Manager Finalists Milking 5000 Cows

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The eleven 2014 New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year finalists are together managing 5200 cows producing more than two million kilograms of milksolids. Read more »

Great turnout for last Regional Final

Press Release – ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Crowds gathered at the Mackenzie Showgrounds in Fairlie Monday 21 April for the final stop of the AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg competition series. Read more »

Get Your Entried In For NZ’s First Gaia Awards

Press Release – Biological Farmers Inc

Over recent months, the debate on water quality has reached boiling point with reports and commentary from prominent figures such as Dr Jan Wright Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Sir David Skegg President of the Royal Society of New Zealand … Read more »

Rural Contractors NZ hits the road during May

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) will be updating its members on the latest changes in health and safety, transport and employment laws as well as other topics in a series of roadshows being held around the country during May. Read more »

Ten Farming Ambassadors Hailed In Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards have finished another successful year, with Supreme winners from 10 regions recognised for their outstanding contribution to agricultural sustainability. Read more »

The lights will go out

Press Release – BayBuzz

So says Regional Council chairman Fenton Wilson, lamenting the Board of Inquirys decision to require serious environmental protection for the Tukituki catchment. Read more »

Collins’ memory recovery raises further concern

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins sudden memory of briefing the New Zealand Ambassador to China about her dinner with a Chinese border official and her husband’s fellow Oravida directors raises further concerns about exactly what was discussed, Labour MP Grant Robertson … Read more »

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