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COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday, December 16 : Just two months after the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. Read more »

NZ fertiliser spreading scheme gains recognition

Press Release – Fertiliser Quality Council

Spreadmark, New Zealands only fertiliser spreading certification scheme, has gained international recognition from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, JAS-ANZ. Read more »

Scientist wins Syngenta Growth Award

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research crop protection specialist Dr Jim Walker was amongst a number of industry leaders from New Zealand and Australia to receive the Syngenta Growth Awards in Sydney. The accolades recognise individuals from different regions across … Read more »

Lack of infrastructure posing real risk to environment

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council monitoring of high risk farms has revealed the dire state of dairy effluent infrastructure, with some farms having just one-thousandth of the storage needed. Read more »

Regulating farm runoff – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has reviewed whether the farm management software Overseer is fit for purpose in a regulatory context. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 12/12/18

Press Release – NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased during the past week due to lower than average rainfall for this time of year. While decreases were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable change over the past week occurred in … Read more »

Underfunded Overseer tool needs thorough review

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Simon Upton, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, wants the government to undertake a strategic review of the Overseer farm management tool, which has been hampered by under-funding since day one. Read more »

Greenpeace upset at failure to include agriculture in ETS

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, December 12: The Government has just announced “improvements” to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Read more »

Improvements to New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Acting Climate Change Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced the first of two planned tranches of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) following recent public consultation. Read more »

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little over his quick moves to protect farmers from livestock rustlers. Read more »

Feds back recommendations for Overseer improvements

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers backs the call from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment for more work to be done to improve the accuracy and transparency of Overseer. Read more »

Government ropes in livestock rustling

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little today introduced a supplementary order paper (SOP) on the Crimes Amendment Bill to crack down on livestock rustling. Federated Farmers estimates the cost of theft of livestock to the farming community at over $120 million … Read more »

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