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Classification Brings Relief For Farmers In Drought

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

The Waikato Primary Industries Adverse Event Cluster, made up of Waikato and South Auckland agricultural industry representatives, is pleased Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor has heeded its call to classify the impacts of drought as an adverse event. … Read more »

Agriculture Minister Declares Adverse Event For Waikato Primary Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor has today classified the drought conditions in Waikato and South Auckland as an adverse event for the primary sector, unlocking $80,000 in Government support for farmers and growers. This is recognition that … Read more »

Surrendering Local Democracy Just Adds To Stress, Uncertainty

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is deeply concerned by the Otago Regional Councils decision to surrender vital decisions on regional water and waste plans to an out-of-district hearings body. “No matter how the ORC tries to sell this, sending these matters … Read more »

New Fund To Get Advice For Struggling Farmers Is Now Open

Press Release – New Zealand Bankers’ Association

   A new initiative funded by banks and the government offering support for farmers struggling with farm debt is now up and running. The government has allocated $200,000 for the Farm Business Advice Support Fund, to be managed by … Read more »

Wild Rabbit Enterprises Shot Down By Red Tape

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is dismayed by reports that at least two businesses which process meat from wild rabbits are being strangled by compliance costs. “Its tough times on farms at the moment, with rising rabbit numbers in dry conditions. With … Read more »

15% Of Kiwis Are Now Mostly Or Always Meat-free

Press Release – NZ Vegetarian Society

The NZ Vegetarian Society is welcoming news that more Kiwis are ditching meat in favour of plant-based diets. According to Colmar Brunton’s Better Futures: 2020 report, 15% of New Zealanders aged 18 and over are now always or mostly meat free. … Read more »

Feilding Agricultural High School Too Hard To Beat

Press Release – Young Farmers

Feilding Agricultural High School too hard to beat at Taranaki Manawatu FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year contest Feilding Agricultural High School has made a clean sweep at the Taranaki Manawatu FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year contest. First … Read more »

The Waimea Dam Remains “the Most Cost-effective” Solution For The Region’s Water Supply

Press Release – Waimea Water

Waimea Irrigators Ltd (WIL) says the importance of the Waimea Dam is well understood and it remains the most cost-effective solution for the regions water supply, despite a construction cost increase announced today. Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) today … Read more »

Revised Construction Cost And Timeframe For Waimea Dam Announced

Press Release – Waimea Water

Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) says the forecast cost and timeframe for the build of the Waimea Community Dam have been revised after encountering unforeseen geological conditions. The projected new cost is $129.4 million and there is now a two to four-month delay, … Read more »

NZGFA 2020 Awards Recognise Excellence Within The Ground Spreading Industry

Press Release – New Zealand Groundspread Fertiliser Association

Nominations are open for the 2020 New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) Awards the only awards scheme specifically for the ground spreading industry. Now in its second year, the awards fall into four categories – the Presidents … Read more »

North Canterbury Farming Keep An Eye On The Dry

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Hurunui Adverse Events Committee has been monitoring how farmers are going in the current dry weather, and to remind their communities of the wealth of experience and information available. Famers in North Canterbury have plenty of drought experience … Read more »

Horticultural Ahuwhenua Trophy Finalists Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Te Minita Whanaketanga Mori Minister for Mori Development Hon Damien OConnor Minister of Agriculture   PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Mori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Agriculture Minister Hon Damien … Read more »

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