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Hui Planned For Marae-based Project Teaching Kaipara Residents To Grow Kai

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is funding a new marae-based project to help Kaipara residents grow their own food. The first of four educational hui will be held this month to teach people how to transform their backyards into food bowls. … Read more »

Autogrow Announces Spin-out Of AI Farming Company WayBeyond To Accelerate Growth

Press Release – Autogrow

Autogrow has unveiled a corporate reorganization as part of a long-term business strategy which will see the organization split into two separate entities with the launch of digital farming company WayBeyond. WayBeyond Limited (WayBeyond) led by … Read more »

Women’s Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

Megan Whitehead mid-way during her shearing record, with father and clockwatcher Quentin Whitehead looking on from the next pen. Photo / Supplied. A sprightly Southland shearer has today smashed a womens world record by clipping 662 lambs in nine Read more »

Business Owner Fined For Obstructing WorkSafe Inspector

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Business owners are today reminded they are required to work with WorkSafe inspectors carrying out site visits or they run the risk of facing enforcement action. Manawatu dairy farmer Daniel Reuel Sproull has been fined $4000 after he prevented inspectors … Read more »

Detector Dogs Could Sniff Out AFB And Save Beekeepers Millions Of Dollars

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Training dogs to sniff out the highly infectious bacterial disease American Foulbrood (AFB) in beehives could save New Zealands beekeeping industry several million dollars a year. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is contributing $50,000 … Read more »

Agcarm Appoints New Animal Health Expert

Press Release – Agcarm

The industry association for crop protection and animal health manufacturers and distributors has appointed Jeff Howe as its technical manager. Jeff Howe Jeff Howe replaces Jan Quay, after a seventeen-year tenure, as Agcarms animal health expert. … Read more »

Resilient Kiwi Spirit Kept Agriculture Strong Through Pandemic

Press Release – AgResearch

Kiwi ingenuity and a drive to make it work have been pivotal in New Zealands agriculture sector getting through the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively little impact, according to a new study by AgResearch and its partners. Farmers and others working … Read more »

Westpac Agri Futures Established To Help Young People Into Rural Careers

Press Release – Westpac

The importance of our primary industries has been recognised with a new sector to be included in the 2021 Ford Ranger New Zealand Rural Games. The Rural Games will now include Westpac Agri Futures in association with Property Brokers and this is … Read more »

Wairarapa Water Ltd.’s Bad Science And Poor Process A Warning Bell For All

Press Release – Choose Clean Water

Freshwater campaigners say Wairarapa iwi Rangitne o Wairarapa statement released today highlighting their concerns around Wairarapa Water Ltds rushed time frames and incorrect information is an important warning bell for the public and politicians. … Read more »

Federated Farmers Hails Pragmatic Migrant Worker Visa Decisions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers and growers up and down the land will be pleased with the pragmatic decision by government to extend visas for migrant workers already on our shores. “The six-month extension for employer-assisted work visa holders and the postponed stand … Read more »

NaturalShrimp, Inc. Closes On The Asset Purchase Of Alder Aqua, LLC F/k/a VeroBlue Farms

Press Release – ACN Newswire

NaturalShrimp, Inc. (NSI), (OTCQB:SHMP), an aquaculture Company which has developed and patented the first commercially operational Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for shrimp, announced today that it has formally closed the acquisition for … Read more »

Beef Cattle Continue To Increase

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of beef cattle increased for the fourth year in a row in 2020, while the national dairy herd and sheep flock have both continued to fall in recent years, Stats NZ said today. Provisional figures from the 2020 agricultural production survey … Read more »

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