Bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Call to bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication The farming community needs to step up to help lessen the rift between city and country, according to Hayden Dillon, Managing Partner and Agri Specialist at Crowe Horwath. Hayden Dillon believes … Read more »

Time to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Dont wait until you think you have the perfect farm to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, say 2017 Southland finalists Derek and Bronnie Chamberlain. Read more »

Mixed New Season Outlook

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Friday 22 September: Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive says the new season, which starts on 1 October, is expected to be mixed across beef, lamb and venison. Read more »

New Zealand First pledge to improve Overseer lacks clarity

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraged to learn that New Zealand First proposes a catchment-by-catchment approach to addressing the nations water quality. Read more »

Award entrants encourage others to put their hands up

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards has been a great learning and development experience for new Kaitaia farmers Gay Pembroke and Mark Corby. Read more »

Alliance buys Singapore marketer Goldkiwi to improve reach

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Alliance Group, New Zealand’s second-largest meat cooperative, has bought Singapore-based marketing and sales company Goldkiwi Asia for an undisclosed amount. Read more »

Nobody Pays for Water, Kiwis are Being Brainwashed

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. Read more »

New Shareholder Benefits Programme Launched

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin Tuesday 19 September 2017: Silver Fern Farms Co-operatives new shareholder benefits programme has a suite of incentives designed to reward shareholders and encourage the supply of quality livestock to Silver Fern Farms Limited says Chairman … Read more »

Top Slams All Water Taxes. It’s About Setting a Price

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party has joined farmers across the country in rejecting Labour and other parties plans to tax water. Read more »

Central Taranaki Blogger’s ‘Heels 2 Boots’ Love Story

Press Release – Central Taranaki Young Farmers

Staring down the barrel of a camera, Sophie Brown is momentarily distracted by a noisy, low-flying plane overhead. Read more »

Rural Market Waits for Spring Sunshine

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 82 fewer farm sales (-20.9%) for the three months ended August 2017 than for the three months ended August 2016. Overall, there were 311 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Offer of free consent for farmers closes next week

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is encouraging farmers that are ready to move to the next stage of Plan Change 10 to register for a free resource consent. The offer has been available to landowners of properties over 40 hectares in the Rotorua Catchment … Read more »

Ballance Farm Environment Awards Boosts Kiwifruit Orchard

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Entering the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards encouraged Whakatane kiwifruit growers Iain and Leanne Blackwood to sharpen their game. Read more »

Telling farming’s positive stories at Morrinsville rally

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealand is too small to have a rural/urban divide, Waikato Federated Farmers President Andrew McGiven told the farming rally in Morrinsville at noon today. Read more »

Peters’ appearance at Morrinsville hypocritical

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters needs to stop grandstanding and decide whether he really stands with farmers to stop a Labour-Greens government, ACT leader David Seymour says. Read more »

Peters: Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech – Water Charges

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Peters; Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech Water Charges: Labour And National Farming in New Zealand has always been based around handing your farm to the next generation, better than you found it. Today, we gather here because of the attacks from those … Read more »

Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two Large Rivers

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Huge Turn Out Expected in Hawkes Bay for a Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two of Its Largest Rivers A large convoy of tractors, trucks, utes and cars will converge from Hastings and Napier to Clive tomorrow for a large Rally in Hawkes … Read more »

Dairy farms using same amount of water as 60 million people

Press Release – Ropere Consulting

Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people. Read more »

Labour must come clean on water ownership

Press Release – The Maori Party

Labour must come clean on water ownership Mori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are calling on Labour to come clean on who owns the countrys freshwater before they try taxing it. Read more »

Confusion Reigns on Labour Party’s ‘No New Taxes’ Pledge

Press Release – IrrigationNZ

Confusion reigns on ‘no new taxes’ pledge as water tax WOULD be introduced this term Read more »

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