Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. Read more »

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand. Read more »

High-Performing Sheep Operation Wins Award

Press Release – Ballance New Zealand Farm Environment Award Trust

Kaituna sheep and beef farmers Matt and Lynley Wyeth are Supreme winners of the 2014 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced

Press Release – ExportNZ

New Zealands reputation as a land of milk and honey lifestyle is underpinned by an increasing range of eclectic high value businesses epitomized by the finalists in the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards Auckland. Read more »

Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Press Release – AgResearch

New Zealands agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus … Read more »

Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

Press Release – AgResearch

New Zealands agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. Read more »

Bumper summer for native moth

Press Release – AgResearch

Farmers in the North Island are reporting to AgResearch plantain crop damage from a normally benign New Zealand native. Read more »

Atiamuri dairy farmerappoin to North Island convenor role

Press Release – Dairy Womens Network

Dairy Womens Network appoints Atiamuri dairy farmer to North Island convenor role Atiamuri dairy farmer Karen Forlong has been appointed North Island convenor coordinator for the Dairy Womens Network (DWN). In the 20-hours per week role, Forlong is … Read more »

Feed statistics reflect the growth of NZ dairy production

Press Release – Feed Manufacturers Association

Annual Feed Production Statistics compiled by the New Zealand Feed Manufacturers Association (NZFMA) for the year 2013 reflect the changing face of feed production. Based on figures supplied by NZFMA member companies nationwide, the NZFMA annual … Read more »

FOMA welcomes “A great fillip for Maori agri-business”

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Maori Authorities is welcoming the announcement that agri-business projects it put forward on behalf of its membership and Maori farmers have been awarded grants from the Sustainable Farming Fund this year. Read more »

Ruataniwha decision puts water demands before nature

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the Board of Inquiry that today granted consent for the Ruataniwha irrigation dam has failed to account for the overall environmental damage the project would cause, if it is built. Read more »

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says todays decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging. Read more »

The mauri of the Tukituki has been acknowledged

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is pleased that the mauri of the Tukituki and Papatuanuku has been acknowledged by the Board of Inquiry on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal (Ruataniwha Dam) through their direction to apply greater protection measures to … Read more »

Board of Inquiry Decision

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The chairman of the Hawkes Bay Regional Councils Investment Company (HBRIC Ltd) says he is pleased with the decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant resource consent for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. Read more »

Ruataniwha consents approved in draft decision

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawkes Bay to irrigation. Read more »

$10 million upgrade to deliver feed when needed

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

$10 million upgrade to deliver feed when needed Farmers purchasing animal nutrients from SealesWinslow will have better access to feed at times of peak demand, with a $10 million upgrade underway to increase production at its manufacturing facilities. … Read more »

IPCC Mitigation Report redefines agriculture as ‘green tech’

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mitigation Report places New Zealand in a very good position so long as the policy nexus supports the carbon efficient production of food. The IPCCs Mitigation Report projects that emissions from … Read more »

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms

Press Release – Federated Farmers

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms While farming areas in the South Island and the main centres receive rain, very little has fallen in areas affected by the upper North Islands second consecutive autumnal drought. It is clearly a localised … Read more »

Rabobank opens afresh in central Christchurch

Press Release – Rabobank

Continued strong growth in New Zealand has seen specialist agribusiness lender Rabobank relocate to state-of-the-art premises in the new Rabobank Building in central Christchurch. Read more »

Kiwi at risk ahead of CPI and Dairy auction

Press Release – CMC Markets

Wednesday poses as the key day for the NZD this week, with the release of an important data dump from China, the latest Online Dairy auction results, and Q1 CPI in New Zealand. Local traders have priced-in a 0.5% CPI increase for the March quarter, … Read more »

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