Diverse entries recognised in Irrigation Innovation Awards

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

A water race safety video for children, a GIS Database system helping farmers to meet environmental requirements and a new effluent screen which allows effluent to be more easily applied via centre pivot irrigators have been named as finalists in … Read more »

Company convicted for illegal grazing

Press Release – Department of Conservation

Illegally grazing 380 cattle in a conservation area for two weeks in 2017 could cost a Southland farming company more than $100,000. Read more »

Report implementation urgent to salvage Mackenzie Basin

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

Report implementation urgent to salvage Mackenzie Basin values The Wise Response Society endorses the recommendations for urgent implementation of the specially commissioned Mackenzie Basin Agency Alignment Report by independent consultants John Hutchings … Read more »

Manawatu students heading to Invercargill grand final

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

Feilding High School has again taken top honours at the Taranaki/Manawatu TeenAg Regional Final. Read more »

Will Taylor Taranaki/Manawatu Young Farmer of the Year

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

A technical field representative for PGG Wrightson has been named the Taranaki/Manawatu FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Read more »

What rural-urban divide?

Press Release – New Zealand Government

What rural-urban divide? Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor has welcomed survey results that show many Kiwis both urban and rural hold a similar and positive view of the primary sector. New Zealanders views of the primary sector was initiated … Read more »

Rural recycling a no-brainer

Press Release – Agrecovery Foundation

By Simon Andrew Supporting farmers and growers to clear more waste and preserve New Zealand farms for future generations is the mission of the rural recycling programme, Agrecovery. In tackling the plastic used by our rural communities, the leading product … Read more »

Appeal Sought Against GE ‘Golden Rice’

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Appeal Sought Against GE ‘Golden Rice’ GE Free NZ is considering legal avenues to appeal the approval of GE rice by FSANZ and the Minister for Food Safety. GE Free NZ met with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to raise concerns over the total … Read more »

Aquifer recharge an “ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is warning that funding for a managed aquifer recharge project is an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. Read more »

Comvita swings to first-half profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the mnuka honey company, swung to a first-half profit on strong sales growth and a recovery in the “grey” or informal sales channel into China and reiterated its full-year earnings guidance despite bad … Read more »

Ruatoria company to export medical cannabis worth $160m

Press Release – Hikurangi Cannabis Company

Hikurangi Cannabis Company, a medical cannabis venture based in Ruatoria, has signed a Letter of Intent with Seattle-based Rhizo Sciences to produce 3,000kg of pharmaceutical grade cannabis products next year, rising to 12,000kg by 2021. Read more »

Kaikoura: The show must go on

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

Organisers of tomorrows Kaikoura A and P Show are taking the show-must-go-on approach despite heavy rain and road closures disrupting plans for the 105th event which had to be cancelled last year because of the 2016 earthquake. Read more »

Farm animal welfare moves up the corporate agenda

Press Release – BBFAW

Leading global measure of how companies perform on farm animal welfare shows that big business is getting the message: animal cruelty is bad for business. Read more »

Tegel warns Gita disruptions could hit profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Tegel Group, New Zealand’s biggest poultry producer, said recent one-off costs could hit net profit by as much as $2 million after the water supply to one of its processing plants was cut off by ex-cyclone Gita and after an … Read more »

Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed Food Safety Minister Damien OConnor has today welcomed the passing of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill into law. The new law addresses the recommendations from the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Inquiry. … Read more »

NZ’s largest dairy genetics supplier gets behind A2 market

Press Release – LIC

Herd improvement and agri-technology co-operative LIC welcomes the announcement from Fonterra and The a2 Milk Company about their new partnership as it prepares to launch a new team of elite A2 bulls supported by genotype testing that allows farmers to … Read more »

Ahuwhenua award finalists announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Mori Development & Local Government MP for Hauraki-Waikato 22 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Mori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced that two dairy farming operations from Rotorua and the South … Read more »

Young leaders to drive conversations at agritech event

Press Release – Connex

New Zealands agritech community will be joined by some of the countrys best young leaders at MobileTECH 2018. One of the key highlights at the upcoming agritech event is the Meet the future leaders panel. Read more »

The Golden Shears gets huge sponsorship boost from Bayleys

Press Release – Destination Wairarapa

The Golden Shears, often referred to as the Wimbledon of shearing, received a major boost this month after leading real estate company Bayleys came on board to sponsor the Open Shearing Category. Read more »

Red Meat Sector welcomes release of the CPTPP text

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Media Release 21 February 2018 Red Meat Sector welcomes release of the CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis The release of the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (CPTPP) and New Zealands National Interest … Read more »

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