NZ Pork welcomes Government focus on biosecurity

Press Release – NZ Pork

The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the countrys primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork. Read more »

New Zealand set to blow its carbon budget by 27%

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The Governments Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today, shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. Just a day … Read more »

Foreign Buyers’ Land Grab Set to Escalate

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The land grab by foreign buyers in New Zealand is set to ratchet up, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Beef + Lamb NZ welcomes Budget biosecurity investment

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Governments additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget today. Read more »

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers

Press Release – Green Party

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, and a drop in the bucket to clean them up Nationals Budget has delivered a waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, but only a drop in the bucket to clean them up, the Green Party said today. National … Read more »

Budget fails to plan for forest future

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement … Read more »

Rural health – still on the waiting list

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The Governments election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson … Read more »

NZWSI Market Report: Wool Prices Reflect NZ Dollar Gains

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering of 7,700 bales saw a 69 percent clearance with most types easing in local terms mainly due to a significantly stronger New Zealand dollar. Read more »

Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL Source: Horticulture NZ — Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select … Read more »

Feds’ successfully stop unnecessary rules for Northland farm

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Northland farmers no longer require resource consent for using hazardous substances on-farm. Read more »

Managing risks during big annual stock shift

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Recent finds of myrtle rust and the pest plant velvetleaf in the Waikato region underline why its crucial for farmers to take precautions as they move stock and equipment at this time of year. Read more »

Plant & Food Research-Anagenix tie up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Crown research institute Plant & Food Research is about the reap the benefits from its first commercial partnership – the Innovation Cell – a venture aimed at bringing together science and marketing expertise to rapidly … Read more »

Beef + Lamb New Zealand confirms board positions

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

The Directors of Beef + Lamb New Zealand have re-elected Northland farmer James Parsons as the Chairman for another year. Read more »

Gypsy Day preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for the annual Gypsy Day transfer of animals between farms. Read more »

LIC Director Election Results

Press Release – LIC

Dairy farmer-owned co-operative, LIC (NZX: LIC), announces the election of two Directors to its Board following the recent shareholder election in the South Island. Read more »

Tegel Named Subway® Supplier Partner of the Year

Press Release – Tegel Foods

Leading poultry producer Tegel has been recognised by the Subway Brand (Subway) and its procurement partner company IPC Asia Pacific as the 2017 Supplier Partner of the Year across Australia and New Zealand, at the companys Supplier Awards. Read more »

Higher dairy, wood, and wine exports lift trade surplus

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 led to a goods trade surplus of $578 million, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery New Zealand First says there is one word linking all of the Myrtle Rust discoveries in Northland, Taranaki and now King Country and it is nursery. The biosecurity ambulance at the bottom of the cliff … Read more »

Coconut Oil Producer Achieves Certified Organic Status

Press Release – Tanna Farms

Vanuatus leading Coconut Oil producer and exporter can proudly confirm its in-conversion to organic status with the highly accredited organic certifier, BioGro New Zealand. Tanna Farms will be fully certified from July 4th, 2017. Read more »

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