Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy

Press Release – Oceania Dairy

Yili announces opening of stage two development at Glenavy dairy plant, more jobs to come 25 March 2017 Global dairy giant Yili Group today announces the opening of its stage two development of its state-of-the-art Oceania Dairy production plant … Read more »

Europe visit to boost relationships

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister departs for Europe tonight for a series of meetings with his European and United Kingdom counterparts and to address the Forum for the Future of Agriculture in Brussels, Belgium. New Zealand has close ties with Europe and … Read more »

Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group welcomes changes to the RMA

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

The Freshwater and Natural Resources Iwi Leaders Groups supports the gains that the Maori Party has achieved to amend the Resource Management Act this week. Selwyn Parata, Chair of the Natural Resources Iwi Leaders group says The Maori Party … Read more »

National’s trade target ruse another promise on the never

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister 2030 trade target is a ruse to avoid acknowledging National’s failure to meet its election promise to lift exports from 30 per cent to 40 per cent of GDP by 2025, says Labours Trade spokesperson David Parker Read more »

Feds Endorses Ambitious Trade Agenda

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Governments move today to boost New Zealands trade efforts is positive for farmers and for New Zealand, says Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston. Read more »

Feds Endorses Ambitious Trade Agenda

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Governments move today to boost New Zealands trade efforts is positive for farmers and for New Zealand, says Federated Farmers President Dr William Rolleston. Read more »

Govt push for FTAs to cover 90% of export goods

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s newly minted trade agenda wants near-saturation free trade agreement coverage for locally exported goods by 2030, however it doesn’t want to pass up opportunities offered by new technology enabling more service exports. Read more »

DairyNZ research on show at Farmers’ Forums

Press Release – Dairy NZ

The latest DairyNZ science and innovation will be revealed at Farmers Forum events across the country in May. Read more »

Government’s Trade Agenda 2030 Welcomed

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Exports are the lifeblood of the sheep and beef sector with 92% of New Zealands sheepmeat production and 80% percent of beef production exported and so its great to see a refresh of the trade agenda to support competitiveness in an increasingly … Read more »

Fonterra Welcomes NZ Government’s Trade Agenda 2030

Press Release – Fonterra

“Trade is critically important to New Zealand’s overall economic success. I’m pleased to see the government increasing resources and building capability to better help exporters to succeed. New Zealand has a great track record in trade liberalisation … Read more »

National betrays supporters by letting Māori Party rewrite RMA

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

National Party supporters will be incensed to see how Nick Smiths deal with the Mori Party grants iwi new rights to interfere with resource consent applications. Read more »

Zespri welcomes Government goal to reduce barriers to trade

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri supports the aims announced by the Government today to redouble efforts to expand New Zealands network of free trade agreements and improve access to markets for New Zealand exporters. Read more »

New drought measurement index launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the launch of a new tool to monitor drought in New Zealands regions. Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) – March 2017

Press Release – Rabobank

The latest edition of Rabobanks Agribusiness monthly report. The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Agribusiness … Read more »

Fewer NZ farmers feeling pessimistic, says Rabobank

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Net confidence edged up in the latest Rabobank confidence survey of New Zealand farmers, with growing optimism in the horticulture, beef and sheep sectors. Read more »

NZ’s Conventional Farming at Expense to Environment

Press Release – Commonsense Organics

The results of latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report come as no surprise to Commonsense Organics. Read more »

NZ farmers start year on positive note

Press Release – Rabobank

2017 has begun on a positive note for the countrys farmers, with rural confidence levels edging up, primarily driven by signs of renewed optimism among horticulture and beef and sheep producers. Read more »

Improved Lomaivuna area road connects farmers to market

Press Release – Fultan Hogan

Farmers from the key agricultural area of Lomaivuna can now transport their produce easily to the Suva and Nausori municipal markets after the four kilometre Lomaivuna loop road was recently repaired by Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH). Read more »

ACT & UnitedFuture offer National a way out of RMA quagmire

Press Release – Joint Press Release

ACT Leader David Seymour and UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne have today written to the Prime Minister with a proposal to finally get Resource Management Act reforms passed. This reiterates a similar offer made a year ago. Read more »

Kaikohe farm a finalist, Māori Excellence in Farming Award

Press Release – Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

A Ngpuhi hap-owned farm near Kaikohe has been named one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating excellence in Mori farming. Read more »

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