Scales Corporation lists on the NZX Main Board

Press Release – Scales Corporation Ltd

Shares in leading New Zealand agribusiness group Scales Corporation began trading on the NZX Main Board today following the successful IPO that raised $149 million through the sale of new and existing shares. Read more »

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored

Press Release – Village PR

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored 25 July 2014 TAURANGA: A leading employment lawyer is warning all New Zealanders to make health and safety a top priority in their workplace to avoid being held accountable under new legislation … Read more »

Farmers call for OCR pause as exports fall in June quarter

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Following yesterdays increase in the Official Cash Rate and export data for the June quarter, Federated Farmers is relieved the OCR will likely be on hold for the remainder of 2014. Read more »

1080 has no impact on morepork

Press Release – TBfree New Zealand

A joint project between TBfree New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) showed no effect on native ruru (morepork) following an aerial pest control operation in Southland this winter. Read more »

Adams: Agcarm Annual Conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

I firstly want to acknowledge the significant contribution members of Agcarm make to New Zealand. Read more »

Protecting your winter grazing business

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

Both graziers and those sending animals for grazing have obligations under the NAIT programme to record the movements of animals from farm to farm. It is the graziers responsibility to record a NAIT movement from the grazing block to the home farm … Read more »

Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled that common sense has prevailed in the Horowhenua District Councils unanimous decision to adopt a rates remission for farms being rezoned as urban. Due to the urban sprawl, farmers are increasingly being rezoned as urban, … Read more »

Zespri Juicy Water Fight revitalises Shanghai summer

Press Release – Zespri

In a marketing success for Zespri, more than 1,000 people took part in an enormous Zespri Juicy Water Fight in Shanghai to celebrate the launch of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit in China this season. Read more »

Extent of job losses at Invermay remain hidden

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Despite growing concern in the agriculture and science sectors, both AgResearch management and the Minister responsible are continuing to hide the true extent of job losses at AgResearchs Invermay campus, Labours MP for Dunedin North David Clark says. Read more »

Keeping stock off stopbanks prevents damage

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

As the winter weather and heavy rain sets in, Bay of Plenty Regional Council again reminds rural communities to keep grazing stock off stopbanks to ensure the stopbanks are best able to perform their function. Read more »

Guy: Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to be here today to witness the signing of the Government Industry Agreement Deed by the New Zealand Pork Industry. This is a historic day. Its the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the … Read more »

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Press Release – Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. Read more »

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britains National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption. Read more »

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third of its workers at the Canpac packing facility in Waikato, which it plans to focus on paediatric nutritional products. Read more »

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost. Read more »

Māori agribusiness showcased to international delegation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealands Mori agribusiness programmes are on show this week, as delegates from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies visit New Zealand to address common barriers to rural economic development. Through case studies and on-farm visits, … Read more »

NZPork signs Government Biosecurity Partnership

Press Release – NZ Pork

NZPork signed the Deed for the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at the industry’s 2014 Conference yesterday. Read more »

Pork industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government and the commercial pork industry have committed to a partnership to strengthen biosecurity, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. The Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) on Biosecurity Readiness and … Read more »

How to take the anxiety out of farm succession planning

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Many farmers put succession planning into the too hard basket because of rising capital values, but its a crucial process that will be a lot less fraught with danger if family members are involved in the process, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwaths … Read more »

Loss Leading could destroy Kiwi lamb’s reputation

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Meat companies that supply supermarkets and sell New Zealand lamb as a loss leader in the United Kingdom should lose their access to this valuable quota market, said Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor. Read more »

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