Bobby calves must be treated humanely

Press Release – RNZSPCA

SPCA New Zealand is horrified at the inhumane treatment of bobby calves shown in videos taken by Farmwatch and screened on TVNZ’s Sunday programme last night. Read more »

Award thanks to Eastern Bay of Plenty farmers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Nukuhou River has won the Bay of Plentys most-improved river title for 2015. Read more »

MPI continues to work on bobby calf issue

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that were the subject of a television programme last night following receipt of footage that was aired on the programme. Read more »

Fonterra in organic infant formula deal with Bellamy’s

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group and Bellamys Australia have entered into a five-year, multi-million dollar deal to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders at the Darnum infant formula plant in southeast Victoria. Read more »

Fonterra And Bellamy’s Team up in Australia

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Australia and Bellamys Australia Limited (Bellamys) announced today plans to enter into a five year, multi-million dollar strategic agreement to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders. Read more »

Dairy-Free Living – It’s Healthy And It’s Easy

Press Release – NZ Vegetarian Society

The footage of New Zealands dairy industry on Sunday, TV One, showed newborn calves mistreated and suffering all the way from the farm to slaughter at the tender age of 4-7 days old. Read more »

Dairy industry appalled at video footage

Press Release – Dairy NZ

Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the bobby care practices revealed in video footage recorded by animal rights group Farmwatch and released as part of a SAFE public campaign launched against dairy farming. Read more »

New Zealand dairy industry reputation in tatters

Press Release – Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch are calling on New Zealand and international consumers to ditch dairy following an explosive and comprehensive investigation into animal cruelty in the New Zealand dairy industry. The investigation reveals inherent … Read more »

Federated Farmers signs Land & Water Forum Report

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has today added its name to the signatories of the fourth report of the Land & Water Forum after receiving the conditional support of its National Council. Read more »

Beef, pig and deer farmers face stream-fencing requirements

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Beef and deer farmers, along with outdoor piggeries, are set to face the same stream-fencing requirements as dairy farmers following the latest recommendations of the Land and Water Forum, while commercial and industrial water … Read more »

Ballance director Oliver Saxton elects to stand down

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Long-serving Ballance Agri-Nutrients director, Oliver Saxton has signalled his intention to step down from the co-operatives board at its annual meeting of shareholders in September 2016. Mr Saxton, who has been a Ward A director since 2001, runs a 580 … Read more »

Land and Water Forum’s focus is money, not protection

Press Release – Green Party

The Land and Water Forums mandate should be improving water quality, not making as much money from water as possible before the environment collapses, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers efforts The efforts of farmers to improve the health of the Piako River have been deservedly recognised at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night, says Waikato Regional Council chairperson Paula … Read more »

Where does the city end and the country begin?

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealanders who want to understand the similarities or differences between Sandringham and Three Kings, Brooklyn and Vogeltown, or Sydhenham and Beckenham can have their say about how these areas and more are defined for statistical purposes, Statistics … Read more »

Farm Environment Trust’s Annual Report Highlights Growth

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

The New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust and its flagship event, the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, have celebrated another successful year. Read more »

Ruataniwha promoter seeks mix of equity, debt funding

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Co, the developer and sponsor of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, says the $275 million project will be funded with a mix of equity and debt, and is likely to result in a secondary market for … Read more »

Many positives but RMA reforms don’t go far enough

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers cautiously welcomes the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill introduced at Parliament today, but is concerned that proposed reforms do not go far enough. Read more »

Progress continues on freshwater management

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Progress continues on freshwater management Further protection and enhancement of Taranaki waterways is taking place and will continue to take place as the Taranaki Regional Council continually adapts and refines its approach to freshwater management. … Read more »

Mixed Wool Market

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island auction received mixed support with the stronger New Zealand dollar having a limited impact in some areas. Read more »

Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

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