Business Scoop


ACT Backs Our Farmers To Succeed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT is backing farmers to succeed with the release of our primary industries policy this morning, says ACT Leader David Seymour and Rural Spokesperson Mark Cameron. We want to see the rural sector given the respect it deserves. Through … Read more »

Green Party Would Prioritise Community Food Production And Regenerative Agriculture For Nelson

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Partys plan to support community gardens and composting would help promote a stronger understanding of sustainable ecosystems and food production in places like Nelson. One of our priorities in the next Government is to support … Read more »

New Vege-growing Challenge For Upper Clutha

Press Release – Wanaka A and P Show

The Wanaka A&P Show has today announced an exciting new vegetable-growing competition ahead of next years highly anticipated Show. A community competition open to participants of all ages, Produce a Patch aims to inspire local families … Read more »

Agricultural Policies Must Incentivise Innovation

Press Release – Agcarm

Agcarm calls on the government to introduce managed risk to legislation. Its chief executive Mark Ross says that the rural sector faces many, and often conflicting, demands. Our farmers and growers are faced with the challenges of growing more … Read more »

Farmers Have Two Weeks To Apply For Drought Relief Fund

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Hawkes Bay Rural Advisory Group is encouraging farmers to apply for the drought relief fund before it closes on September 30 this year. Lochie MacGillivray, co-chair of the Rural Advisory Group, says the fund was set up in response to one of the most … Read more »

Rural Market Poised For Spring

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 121 more farm sales (+45.7%) for the three months ended August 2020 than for the three months ended August 2019. Overall, there were 386 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Commission Clears Proposed Heyden/Henergy/Rasmusens Egg Merger

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to Heyden Farms Limited, Henergy Cage-Free Limited and Rasmusens Poultry Farms Limited to merge their respective egg production operations. In reaching its decision, the Commission considered the potential impact … Read more »

PGF Funding For Jobs For Nature Programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister of Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $11.88 million to fund fencing and waterway projects nationwide that will improve the environment and create jobs in their communities, Regional … Read more »

Local Government NZ’s Manifesto Asks The Right Questions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Local Government New Zealand is spot on when it says that all political parties policies should be assessed on how well they provide for local voices to be heard and taken into account, Federated Farmers says. “We agree that central government … Read more »

Greenhouse Gases – What Are They And How Can We Mitigate?

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

By Bala Tikkisetty Climate change affects all of us and reducing greenhouse gas emissions must be a priority. Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are the three main greenhouse gases, affecting the climate by warming the planet. … Read more »

Greens Warned Fertiliser Tax ‘Will Create Pressure On Farmers’

Article – RNZ

The Green Party is being warned that a fertiliser levy is not a solution to more sustainable farming Dave Ashby runs a dairy farm in North Canterbury. Photo: RNZ / Charlie Dreaver The Greens unveiled its agriculture policy in Canterbury at the … Read more »

New Director Will Help Push For Smarter Farming

Press Release – Ravensdown

Intellectual property lawyer and farm owner Jane Montgomery is Ravensdowns newest shareholder-elected director, announced at yesterdays 2020 annual meeting. Christchurch-based Jane owns a farm in North Canterbury and has been elected as director of Area 3, … Read more »

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