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Nelson City Council Changes Dog Bylaw To Balance Needs Of Owners With Local Ecosystem

Press Release – Nelson City Council

Nelson City Councils Environment Committee has adopted the Dog Control Policy and also voted to recommend to Council the adoption of the Dog Control Bylaw, which was consulted on earlier this year. Council will vote on adopting the amended Bylaw … Read more »

Govt supports King Country farmers to lift water quality

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Healthier waterways are front and centre in a new project involving more than 300 King Country sheep, beef and dairy farmers. Read more »

Digging Deep For Our Farmers In Drought

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Our rural community need our help as they battle one of the worst droughts in living memory. A Give a Little page Digging deep for our farmers in drought launched today to allow people to support the Hawkes Bays rural community. The Civil … Read more »

Watercare: Drought Update

Press Release – Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hnua Ranges 0.5mm 49.5mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, we have received less than half the normal rainfall. Waitakere Ranges 0mm 70.5mm How full … Read more »

Good Winter Grazing Practices Urged As Cold Weather Closes In

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Winter Grazing Action Group says farmers are taking steps to improve wintering systems despite the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions and weather events. Action group chair Dr Lindsay Burton said it was important everyone worked together to ensure … Read more »

Pleased That Govt Listened To Farming Sector In Freshwater Reform – But Impacts Remain Significant

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

We are pleased to see that the Governments freshwater reforms announced today respond to some of the issues raised, and recommendations made, by the irrigation sector, says Elizabeth Soal, Chief Executive of IrrigationNZ. But there is … Read more »

Government Freshwater Package Responds To Rural Communities’ Anxiety

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Changes to central government Essential Freshwater regulations reflect farmer feedback, Federated Farmers says. “While were still working through the detail, the high level policy decisions indicate the government has heeded some of the rural … Read more »

Goat Farming Entrepreneurs Take Top Spot At Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Farm Environment Trust

Oete Goat Farm’s Mathew and Sarah Bolton. Mathew and Sarah Bolton have been named 2020 Regional Supreme Winners at the Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards, run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. The awards champion sustainable farming … Read more »

Watercare: Latest Drought Update

Press Release – Watercare

Rainfall:   Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought Hnua Ranges 3mm 30mm Since the start of the drought in November 2019, we have received less than half the normal rainfall. Waitakere Ranges 14.5mm 34mm How full the dams … Read more »

Farm Environment Plans Come Out On Top For Growers And The Environment

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regulators. Thats the finding of independent research called Joining the Dots, … Read more »

Federated Farmers – Rabobank Remuneration Survey Shows Good Growth In Farmer Pay

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Strong growth in pay packages in the last two years is another reason for New Zealanders to consider a career in agriculture, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. The 2020 Federated Farmers – Rabobank Farm Remuneration Report, released today, shows … Read more »

Farmers Feeling Less Pressure From Banks, Feds Survey Finds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers are feeling slightly more satisfied and less under pressure from their banks, the Federated Farmers May 2020 Banking Survey shows. Responses to Research First from nearly 1,400 farmers found that the number feeling satisfied or very … Read more »

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