Business Scoop


Feds Backs The Butcher, The Baker And The Greengrocer

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says the government needs to reconsider and let small business fresh food sellers stay open under level 3 and, if necessary, at level 4. “Let the little guys stay open, and sell fresh food, because its safer, fairer and … Read more »

Protection From GE For Northland Growers And Exporters Welcomed

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The Environment Court has upheld the appeal by the Whangarei District and Far North District Councils and others on the management of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the coastal Marine Area (CMA) in Northland. [1] The Environmental Court … Read more »

Agrichemicals In Good Supply

Press Release – Agcarm

Farmers and growers can rest assured that agrichemicals are in strong supply for the 2020 to 2021 season, even as we move between Covid-19 alert levels. The need for animal medicines and pesticides to keep animals and plants healthy is more important … Read more »

Refreshing To Hear The Green Party Wants To Embrace Science – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers couldnt agree more with the call from the Green Party today that science should guide the policies and decisions of MPs. “They issued the challenge in relation to the recent positive COVID-19 cases in Auckland but as a … Read more »

LIC Wins ‘Choice’ Award For Being A Top Employer

Press Release – Livestock Improvement Corporation

New Zealands leading agri-tech and herd improvement cooperative has today been named as a 2020 Employer of Choice through a survey conducted by HRD New Zealand. The latest accolade from HRD (Human Resources Director) comes six months after LIC … Read more »

Conviction Edges Up For Emerging-market Credit: Eaton Vance

Press Release – Eaton Vance

Emerging-market (EM) debt rebounded strongly in the second quarter across hard currency sovereign and corporate credit as well as local-currency debt. Bradford Godfrey, Institutional Portfolio Manager Director of Alternative & Asset Allocation … Read more »

Kea Launches Comprehensive Survey Of Kiwis Abroad And Asks; ‘Are You Coming Home?’

Press Release – Kiwi Expat Association

New Zealanders often refer to the people of our nation as the team of six million five million onshore and one million plus distributed around the world. Now, with a significant number of Kiwis returning home, Kea (originally the Kiwi Expat … Read more »

Workforce Gap Will Hobble Spring/summer Production – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Tens of millions of dollars worth of farm production and the jobs of other workers are at risk if the government continues to dither on allowing a limited number of skilled agricultural machinery operators into New Zealand. “Federated Farmers … Read more »

Permission Granted For New Potato Protector

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

A new herbicide that controls potato weeds, like black nightshade, has been approved for use in New Zealand, subject to conditions. Boxer Gold contains the active ingredient prosulfocarb, which is new to New Zealand, but already approved in the European Union, … Read more »

Speaking Tour Launched To Change Hearts For Healthier Farming

Press Release – Geoff Reid

Presenting unseen footage of the problems with intensive farming alongside practical ways forward and a vision for healthier agriculture A speaking tour has been launched to change hearts and inspire healthier, less intensive farming in New Zealand. Environmentalists … Read more »

Arable Farmers Pleased With 2020 Harvest Yields

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Final harvest data for wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed) in 2020 show yields were up 17% overall across the six crops. The July AIMI (Arable Industry Marketing Initiative) Survey report shows these results were from a reduced number … Read more »

2020 Housing Market Stocktake

Press Release – Kiwibank

2020 Housing Market Stocktake: Covid-19 price dip may not be so sharp, as chronic shortage lingers. Read more »

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