Westpac NZ seeks more agriculture market share

Article – BusinessDesk

May 2 (BusinessDesk) – Westpac New Zealand says it wants to lift its market share of agricultural lending over time to 20 percent from the current 12.6 percent. Read more »

Contractors must do their bit

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Agricultural contractors around the country must play their part in helping to prevent the spread of the invasive weed velvetleaf, says Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet. Read more »

Gentle giants new star attraction at Agrodome

Press Release – Agrodome

Rotorua, 30 April 2016: A trio of gentle giants, with a penchant for movie roles has a new home at Rotorua’s Agrodome, one of the Ngai Tahu Tourism experiences. Read more »

Federated Farmers welcomes New Zealand Fire Services merger

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Governments announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services. Read more »

Calving events equip farmers with skills and knowledge

Press Release – Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is launching two training events to provide dairy farmers with a road map for a successful, risk-free calving season. Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) – April 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Key Highlights: Dairy Global commodity prices continue … Read more »

The importance of using qualified advisers

Press Release – Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The release of the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord this week highlights the important role of talented people in delivering improvements in the environmental performance of dairy farming. Read more »

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talleys is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company. Read more »

Surge in EU milk production not “opening of floodgates”

Press Release – Rabobank

Signs are emerging that EU milk production growth is finally slowing, indicating the recent post-quota surge in production is a one-off adjustment rather than an opening of the floodgates, according to a visiting expert on the European dairy … Read more »

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawkes Bay. The horticulture industry is reliant on sensible management of freshwater in New Zealand and the provision of water for … Read more »

New online financial problem-solving platform for farmers

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Earlier this month accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. Read more »

Federated Farmers thrilled Ruataniwha scheme can now proceed

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme in Hawkes Bay has made another significant step towards hitting the go button, after it was confirmed sufficient water sign-up will make the scheme cash positive. Read more »

Ruataniwha irrigation scheme hits farmer uptake targets

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – Enough Hawke’s Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter … Read more »

RDRR Opposes Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management

Press Release – Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

RDRR is opposed to the Proposed Plan Change 10 (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management) to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan, on six grounds. Read more »

Northland Farmer gets top foodies on side

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

A local specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have some of the countrys top experts help promote the business. Read more »

Irrigation NZ delighted Ruataniwha is in position to proceed

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is delighted to see the Ruataniwha project is now in a position to proceed. Read more »

Organic farming will revitalise waterways

Press Release – Organic NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The two most crucial moves we can make to improve New Zealands sadly degraded waterways are to stop dairy expansion, and to transition towards truly sustainable farming, according to the Soil & Health Association. Organic farmers … Read more »

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobanks 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. Read more »

Farm Environment Competition Produces Great Crop Of Winners

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

The 2016 Ballance Farm Environment Awards have delivered an outstanding line-up of Supreme winners from the eleven regions participating in the prestigious competition. Read more »

Supreme Court Decision: 22nd April 2016

Press Release – NZ Supreme Court

Derek Nicholas Blackwell and Charles Basil Blackwell as Executors and Trustees of the Estate of Ross Winston Blackwell v Edmonds Judd Read more »

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