Affco attempt to silence union declined

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Affco Holdings, the meat company owned by Talley’s Group, and the Meatworkers Union have resumed good faith bargaining for a new collective agreement under the auspices of a private mediator. Read more »

Godfrey Hirst ends fight on wool scour monopoly

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Godfrey Hirst says it will abandon its fight to overturn the regulatory approval for a wool scouring monopoly in New Zealand involving NZX-listed rival Cavalier, despite judging it a “major blow to the wool industry and competition … Read more »

2017 Dairy Awards Receives 424 Entries

Press Release – New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

A total of 424 entries have been received in the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, a result General Manager Chris Keeping says is fantastic given the economic climate in the industry over the past few years. Read more »

Maori Party RMA Deal Breaches Its Own Environment Policy

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

The Maori Partys deal with National over reforms to resource management breach the partys own policy to work towards a GE-Free New Zealand, the Soil & Health Association says. Read more »

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

Press Release – AgResearch

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates. Read more »

Nominations Open for Silver Fern Farms Co-Op Board Directors

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin 2 December 2016: Nominations are now open for two Board positions on the Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Board. Read more »

Fonterra Opens World’s Joint Largest Milk Powder Dryer

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art milk powder dryer at its Lichfield site the Co-operatives most efficient milk powder dryer to date. Read more »

Calling all innovators, 2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards open

Press Release – Fieldays NZ

The 2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards seek to celebrate and support New Zealands most innovative agricultural inventions and showcase emerging products and technology that will lead change in the rural sector. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch

Press Release – NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed hotspots. Persistent hotspot regions … Read more »

South Island Wool Sale Eases

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International ltds CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the 4700 bales on offer saw a 74 percent clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above last weeks North Island auction levels. Read more »

Hawkes Bay Regional Council applauded for feedlot crackdown

Press Release – NZ Fish and Game Council

Fish & Game is applauding the Hawkes Bay Regional Council for its decision to crackdown on stock feedlots in an effort to better protect the environment. Read more »

Effort in gets best nitrogen reports out

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

As dairy farms nitrogen reports start hitting letterboxes for last season, farmers are being encouraged to put as much effort into this seasons recording as they do into producing milk. Read more »

Countdown releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release – Countdown

Corporate Responsibility Report Announces move to new recyclable meat trays and $100,000 contestable fund for food rescue charities Read more »

Applications open for Primary Industries Earthquake Relief

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Applications for funding from the Primary Industries Earthquake Relief Fund are now open, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. Read more »

Federated Farmers, StockX sign partnership agreement

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Helping its members save money, and easily and securely trade stock on-line, underpins the decision by Federated Farmers NZ to sign a new strategic partnership with StockX. Read more »

Westland shareholders elect two new directors

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Well known West Coast dairy advocate Katie Milne and Canterbury Dairy Farmer Sven Koops have been elected to Westland Milk Products Board of Directors by shareholders, it was announced at the co-operatives annual general meeting today (Wednesday … Read more »

Horticulture shows ‘spectacular’ growth

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture has experienced a spectacular 40 percent growth in export earnings since 2014, according to a new report, with tariffs on exported produce down by 22 percent since 2012. Read more »

MPI intercepts on-farm black market butchery operation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI District Compliance Manager Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Brendon Mikkelsen, says compliance officers recently executed a search warrant following an inspection at an Atiamuri Farm. Read more »

Can you reduce water on paper?

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Can you reduce water on paper? A call has gone out to water permit holders who wish to voluntarily reduce their water allocations, which could help towards spreading available water resources to horticulture businesses. Read more »

Cavalier shares halted pending Appeal Court judgment

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp shares were halted from trading as the New Zealand carpet maker awaits the outcome of an appeal against a High Court ruling which gave the green light to the merger of its wool scouring operations. Read more »

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