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Wanted: sightings of pasture destroying, big, black bird

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Landowners are being asked to report rook sightings for targeted pest control before the non-native, large black bird becomes a problem on farms. Read more »

Launch of the New Zealand Agritech Story

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand has a new story to tell, one that highlights the nations ingenuity, development of cutting-edge technology, and care for its people and place. Read more »

Thanks for listening Minister, but bit longer would be nice

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming this afternoons announcement that consultation on Essential Freshwater has been extended by two weeks – but is calling on the Minister to go further. Read more »

Firearms proposals slightly off target – Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers agrees with most of the steps by government to protect people from illegal or irresponsible firearms use. But concerns about pest control and the effectiveness of a register remain. Read more »

Robotics Plus win ANZLF Trans-Tasman Awards

Press Release – Robotics Plus

TAURANGA, N.Z., 13 September, 2019 – Robotics Plus , a world-leading robotics and automation company developing innovation to unlock new levels of productivity in some of the worlds most labour-intensive food and fibre value chains, has won … Read more »

NAIT simply must work, says Federated Farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers presented to the Primary Production Select Committee on the proposed changes to NAIT legislation. Read more »

Livestock ‘Worm Detective’ wins trip to Berlin

Press Release – Royal Society Te Aparangi

Attempting to break down the wall of resistant worms in livestock has won Seer Ikurior from Massey University the chance to compete at the Falling Walls Lab final in Berlin in November. He was selected from 45 applicants from New Zealand and Pacific, 20 … Read more »

Freshwater proposals a blunt instrument for complex issues

Press Release – Meat Industry Association

The Governments freshwater proposals represent a blunt instrument for complex water problems, according to the Meat Industry Association (MIA). Read more »

Fewer sheep and more trees outcome of freshwater proposals

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Research published by Local Government New Zealand shows the enormous impact on land use the Governments freshwater proposals will really have, Nationals Agriculture spokesperson Todd Muller says. Read more »

Concerns about speed of the freshwater consultation process

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking nicely – please can the Government immediately extend the timeframe of the Essential Freshwater consultation so we can find a pathway forward that provides for both the health of the water, the health of people and the health … Read more »

New fungicide approved for use on cereal crops

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to import a new fungicide, Vimoy Iblon, into New Zealand, for use on cereal crops. The applicant, Bayer, intends to market the fungicide to farmers as a means of controlling a range … Read more »

S&P: Fonterra restructuring is a ‘painful’ step to recovery

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group has taken a painful step toward recovery but any wavering would put immediate pressure on its ‘A-‘ rating, says S&P Global Ratings. Read more »

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