Flavell to push law review to drive Maori agribusiness

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell expects to table legislation in the second half of next year to make it easier for Maori land owners to make decisions on land use in an effort to drive agricultural business … Read more »

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary Growth Partnerships independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP). The three new members are primary industry and business specialist Barry Brook, experienced businessman … Read more »

New reports show value of growing Māori agribusiness

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has released two reports today showing good progress in developing the potential of Mori agribusiness. These reports confirm the importance of partnering with Iwi, Mori asset owners, local communities and … Read more »

More accurate picture of ‘actual’ water use emerging

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

A more accurate picture of actual water use in Canterbury is emerging as growing numbers of the regions irrigating farmers provide water monitoring data to Environment Canterbury, says IrrigationNZ. Read more »

LIC announces joint venture with Brazilian distributor

Press Release – Livestock Improvement Corporation

LIC has purchased the majority interest of its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal Ltda. The joint venture (JV) includes exclusive supply of the farmer-owned co-operatives dairy genetics for an initial period of 10 years, … Read more »

NZ dairy and deer through to agri-business award finals

Press Release – Platinum Primary Producers

Two New Zealand farm managers have made it through to the finals of the inaugural Zanda McDonald Award a trans-Tasman agri-business initiative created by the Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Group. Read more »

20 years of selling semen and nothing’s a problem

Press Release – CRV Ambreed

Te Aroha local, born and bred, Butch Coombe celebrates 20 years working with CRV Ambreed as a field consultant. Read more »

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. Read more »

Te Awarua o Porirua Whaitua Committee appointed

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future. Read more »

New labelling standard for infant formula

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. Read more »

Appointment of Dame Margaret Millard to Green Cross Health

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand says todays appointment of Dame Margaret Millard DCNZM, JP to the board of Green Cross Health will bring a rural perspective to the companys operations, reflecting the original focus and unique strengths of Access Homehealth … Read more »

Beef + Lamb New Zealand join forces with McDonald’s

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has partnered with McDonalds New Zealand to support the quick service restaurant companys quest to serve sustainable beef to its customers. Read more »

Confusion over safety as quad bike toll rises

Press Release – James Cook University

New research from James Cook University reveals farmers are confused about quad bike safety, while most manufacturers are resistant to adding safety features to their bikes. Read more »

Dairy Price Lift, Need for Fonterra to Deliver Value-Add

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

While the 2.4 percent rise in GlobalDairyTrade, the biggest increase since 3 December 2013, is good news for New Zealands embattled dairy farmers at Christmas time, what they really need is for Fonterra to deliver on the value-add promise made at … Read more »

Smell of success: insect pests avoid boosted pasture grasses

Press Release – Lincoln University

A recent study from the Bio-Protection Research Centre has shown for the first time that pasture grasses containing beneficial microorganisms are less attractive to soil-dwelling insect pests. Read more »

New field consultant for lower Northland farmers

Press Release – CRV Ambreed

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced the appointment of a new field consultant to look after its clients in the lower Northland Region. Read more »

Turning up the heat on working conditions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Jobs That Count campaign has the full support of Labour, the partys Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more »

Kiwifruit growers facing record pre-hectare returns: Zespri

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri International, the grower-owned kiwifruit marketing company, said it expects record per-hectare returns for green and green organic kiwifruit this season following supply constraints, favourable market conditions and strong … Read more »

Scales affirms 2015 earnings guidance for $20.8 mln profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the fruit and vegetables logistics company, affirmed its earnings guidance for 2015 with growth tipped across all of its units. Read more »

Water Shortage Direction renewed: Opihi River & tributaries

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

A second Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha will come into force from Tuesday December 16 for a term of 14 days. Read more »

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