Dairy farmer’s award recognises superb environmental effort

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Dairy farmer Phil Mussons can do attitude has won him the annual Working with Nature environment award from North Canterbury Fish & Game. Read more »

Crop survey provides water data

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Councils annual summer crop survey is underway again this month. Council environmental monitoring staff are identifying summer crops grown across the region to assist in forecasting the demand for water for irrigation purposes. Read more »

Farmers reminded to irrigate the grass not the road

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass-not the road. Read more »

Blaze near Whitianga illustrates high fire risk

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Fire crews at the Comers Road bush fire south of Whitianga are damping down the many remaining hot spots but have the fire well contained. Read more »

Historic battle ground farm on the market after 170 years

Press Release – Bayleys

A sprawling dairy farm owned by the descendants of New Plymouths first pioneering settlers and site of battles which earned two Victoria Cross bravery medals for military gallantry on New Zealand soil has been placed on the market for sale … Read more »

Return of Searcy’s Karaka Premier Yearling Sale Preview Show

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

Tonight at 7pm (AEST) on Sky Thoroughbred Central Foxtel channel 528 take a big step towards finding your next champion of the turf! Read more »

Karaka Graduates Shine in Singapore Awards

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

The 2016 Singapore Racing Awards, held at Fullerton Hotel on Tuesday night, featured an outstanding haul for Karaka graduates including five awards for the superstar Debt Collector (NZ) (Thorn Park). Read more »

What will the wasp plague be like this year?

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer. Read more »

Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Twenty temporary housing units at the Rawhiti Domain used to support families through the Christchurch earthquakes are to be offered to farmers with significantly damaged homes from the Kaikura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith … Read more »

Northland Drought-like Conditions Concerns Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Northland MP, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, has invited the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, to see how dry Northland has turned. Read more »

NZ firms stay upbeat in Dec on building boom, rural recovery

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand businesses stayed relatively upbeat about the state of the economy in the final three months of 2016, as the nation’s building boom continued to soak up resources and the recovery in global dairy prices lifted … Read more »

Silver Fern Farms sinks to $30.6 million loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Silver Fern Farms, the meat processor in which a controlling stake was sold to China’s Shanghai Maling for $267 million at the end of last year, has plunged to a $30.6 million loss as earnings collapsed in what it has described … Read more »

34 water bans as Hawke’s Bay dries out

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

As the region continues to dry out, the Regional Council is currently managing 34 water bans on irrigation takes across the region. Read more »

Bala Tkkisetty’s column for January 2017

Column – Bala Tikkisetty Waikato Regional Council

Intensive farming practices can discharge significant amounts of contaminants, notably nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and pathogens into our waterways. Read more »

Fun on the farm at Battle Hill

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Fun on the farm will be the order of the day on 21 January at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park near Pauatahanui as the regional community is invited into the park to find out what farming is all about. Read more »

Hurunui Water Project says Greenpeace claims are exaggerated

Press Release – Hurunui Water Project

Hurunui Water Project says Greenpeace claims are exaggerated and out of date North Canterbury irrigation Company Hurunui Water Project today rejected claims by Greenpeace that the proposed scheme will lead to large-scale intensive dairying and consequent … Read more »

Appeal for witnesses to Edendale fatal crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are keen to speak with anyone who may information which can help in their investigationinto a fatal crash on SH1 between Moore and St Ronans Roads, Edendale early this morning. Read more »

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otagos rivers and … Read more »

Higher levels of toxic algae seen in some Tasman rivers

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The presence of toxic algae has grown in the last week in Tasmans Waimea and Wai-iti rivers. The latest results showing the algaes growth to warning levels following a number of weeks relatively low levels of growth. Read more »

North And South Island Wool Auctions Receive Varied Support

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International ltds CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the Souths. Read more »

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