Allflex acquisition set to help Australasian producers

Press Release – Allflex

Allflex, the worldwide market leader in animal identification products, has announced a $250 million dollar acquisition of livestock monitoring and intelligent milking solutions company, SCR Engineers Ltd. Read more »

Farmers group congratulates success of Ruataniwha Dam appeal

Press Release – Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group

The Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group, which represents organic livestock farmers, is writing to the Forest and Bird Protection Society, Fish & Game and the Environmental Defence Society to congratulate them on the successful outcome of their High Court … Read more »

CRV Ambreed opens new bovine semen facility

Press Release – CRV Ambreed

Primary Industries Minister Hon. Nathan Guy officially opened CRV Ambreeds new world-class domestic and export-approved bovine semen production and logistics centre today. Read more »

Fonterra Shareholders Council largely backs milk supply plan

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The Fonterra Shareholders Council is broadly supportive of plans for the cooperative to start sourcing milk from South Island suppliers who are not also shareholders, with a couple of caveats. Read more »

Leading farm automation businesses to merge

Press Release – LIC

LIC is merging its farm automation and milking sensor businesses to deliver more integrated technology and meet demand from farmers. Read more »

HBRC welcomes High Court decision on Tukituki Catchment

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council Chairman Fenton Wilson says he welcomes the timely judgement on the High Court appeals on Tukituki Plan Change 6 and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. Read more »

Forest & Bird wins Ruataniwha appeal

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The High Court has released a judgement today that agrees with Forest & Bird that a Board of Inquiry made a material error of law in its decision on the Tukituki plan change and Ruataniwha dam consent. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 12/12/14

Press Release – NIWA

For the North Island, soils continue to be much drier than normal (refer to figure below) for this time of year along eastern portions of the island. In particular, soil moistures in Whangarei, Kaipara, eastern Waikato, the Bay of Plenty as well … Read more »

Use precious water resources wisely

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Using limited water resources wisely helps protect the health of waterways and ecosystems, as well as helping ensure the regions economic health. Read more »

Environmental NGOs have big win on Tukituki Case

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The High Court has found substantially in favour of the environmental groups that lodged appeals relating to the proposed Ruataniwha Irrigation Dam in Hawkes Bay. Read more »

Fish & Game Wins Ruataniwha Dam High Court Appeal

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game and its environmental allies have won their High Court appeal against the way the Board of Inquiry into the Ruataniwha Dam made decisions. Read more »

Court backs green groups, overturns Ruataniwha decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – A High Court judge has ordered the board of inquiry for New Zealand’s largest irrigation scheme, the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke’s Bay, back to the drawing board on the out-clause it created to allow 615 larger farms … Read more »

Flawed Corporate Culture Undermines Food Safety

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The Government inquiry into the Fonterra/AgResearch botulism scare is a damning indictment of corporate culture in relation to food safety. The internal culture and ill-preparedness of both organisations has led to customer mistrust and significant economic harm … Read more »

Agreement heralds Fiji’s inclusion in RSE scheme

Press Release – Immigration NZ

An agreement has been signed today by the head of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and his Fijian counterpart setting out the arrangements for Fijis inclusion in New Zealands successful seasonal worker scheme. Read more »

Fish & Game Welcomes Water Accord’s “Honest” Report

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game has welcomed the first report on the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord, saying it shows the dairy industry recognises that it has to act to protect New Zealands water quality. Read more »

Rural water restrictions introduced

Press Release – Nelson City Council

Despite yesterdays rain, Nelson City Council has been forced to impose water shortage directions under Section 329 of the Resource Management Act 1991, for those taking water directly from streams and wells in the following catchment areas: Read more »

Clean Streams report misleads

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird says a report released this morning on the progress of the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord will mislead New Zealanders over some of the impacts the dairy sector is having on the quality of the countrys lakes and rivers. Read more »

Sponsors provide choice cuts for Gate-to-Plate competition

Press Release – Wairarapa Gate-to-Plate

Cabernet Foods is the latest Gate-to-Plate sponsor to offer competition organisers added value over and above a core contribution. Read more »

Students recognised for promoting primary sector careers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated a group of school students from Whangarei for their work promoting the primary industries to their peers. Read more »

mymilk enters dairy industry targeting new milk

Press Release – mymilk

A new milk sourcing company – backed by Fonterra but operating as a standalone entity – is entering the dairy sector to compete with other milk processors for milk supply. Read more »

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