Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industrys investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealands TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. Read more »

Ground-breaking research into environmental compliance

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) will tomorrow (28 February) release its new report Last Line of Defence: compliance, monitoring and enforcement of New Zealands environmental law by Senior Policy Analyst Dr Marie Brown. The report highlights … Read more »

Scales Corporation Delivers Record Underlying Profit

Press Release – Scales Corporation Ltd

FY2016 financial results set new Group record: o Net Profit for the Year of $38.2 million, 6 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying Net Profit[1] of $38.6 million, 11 per cent above FY2015 (Restated). o Underlying EBITDA[2] of $67.9 million, … Read more »

Extending submissions could be counter-productive: CEO

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Extending the period for submissions on the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora Plan Change 1 could be counter-productive to the interests of rural sector groups, says Waikato Regional Council chief executive Vaughan Payne. Read more »

Recent rain step in the right direction

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Monday 27 February Recent rain step in the right direction Rainfall over the last week has been a welcome sign, however, its not quite enough to lift level two water restrictions according to Council water utilities manager, … Read more »

Waikato businesses report strong growth and finances

Press Release – Waikato Innovation Park

Despite the downturn in the dairy industry, businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park have reported strong growth and financial results. Read more »

Hawkes Bay Wairarapa Dairy Awards Winners announced

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The 2017 Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year winners say entering the competition has given them a better understanding of their whole business. Read more »

Progress at last on RMA reform; passage in March predicted

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s long-stalled second tranche of reforms to the Resource Management Act is finally on the move again, with the select committee deliberating on the largest bill currently before Parliament due to report back tomorrow. Read more »

Waikato Regional Council stonewalls on plan change action

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says he is disappointed by the Waikato Regional Councils (WRC) delay tactics around a judicial review by six organisations over plans for the Healthy River Plan Change. Read more »

Erosion-controlling poplars, willows available again soon

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative. Read more »

Alternative Fats for Alternative Facts

Press Release – Little Island

Last week, the National Government changed the goalposts for measuring water quality in our rivers and streams and the outcry from both the public and experts was swift. One thing is for sure: we Kiwis love our waterways, and we want to see them … Read more »

Dream for iconic Mackenzie Basin one step closer to reality

Press Release – Mackenzie Country Trust

In Twizel last Thursday members of the Mackenzie Country Trust formally adopted their Strategic Framework, bringing them one step closer to realising a local and national vision to protect and preserve the unique and truly iconic landscapes of … Read more »

Forest & Bird to defend New Zealand’s conservation land

Press Release – Forest And Bird

26 February 2017 Environmental organisation Forest & Bird will argue in New Zealands highest court that specially protected conservation land belongs to New Zealanders and to nature, and cant be traded away for commercial development. Read more »

Green Party launches Member’s Bill to protect our freshwater

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party launches Members Bill to protect our freshwater The Green Party has today launched a members bill that will keep water from underground sources, called aquifers, safe from pollution and contamination. Co-leader James Shaw announced the … Read more »

One week delay to consultation process for Council bylaws

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Council is reviewing its general bylaws. They cover a range of matters ranging from public health and safety, parking, the use of public reserves, stock on public roads and driving on beaches as well as the keeping of animals. Read more »

Call for Minister to support conservation order

Press Release – Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Ngti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust call on Environment Minister to support conservation order to protect national water taonga Read more »

Smith’s water quality con falling apart

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smiths latest announcement is another political scam which will not clean up our polluted rivers, says Labours Water spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch – Facts: Soil Moisture

Press Release – NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed hotspots. Persistent hotspot regions … Read more »

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. Read more »

New Zealand’s kiwifruit growers begin referendum vote

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

– Support referendum for a compulsory levy on kiwifruit exports except Australia is now underway – Levy funds growers advocacy organisation, New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. Read more »

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