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SOUR MILK – There is a sour side to our white gold

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm on the 17th of April 2019 to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive … Read more »

Further improvements to NAIT scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Proposed law changes to further improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme were unveiled today by Minister for Biosecurity Damien OConnor The NAIT Review, released in 2018, and the Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programme highlighted … Read more »

Waterways crying out for nutrient management

Press Release – Ravensdown

Most of us are under the impression that all of New Zealand has fertile soil thats great for growing food. Its more or less a fairy tale. Read more »

Easing Trend Continues

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 57 less farm sales (-14.7%) for the three months ended March 2019 than for the three months ended March 2018. Overall, there were 331 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

AgritechNZ keen to help scale up NZ food production

Press Release – Make Lemonade

With the need to feed the worlds population of 9.8 billion people by 2050, AgritechNZ is looking at ways New Zealand can scale up its food production to meet the growing global demand. Read more »

Herekino beef farmers boosted by Extension 350 programme

Press Release – Northland Inc

A beef farming family on the scenic shores of Herekino are hoping to turn their farm around thanks to the work they are doing with Extension 350, a Northland-based farmer-to-farmer learning programme. Read more »

Otago Fish & Game finds Mallards ducking for cover

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Otago Fish and Game officer Paul van Klink has just completed the annual Mallard monitoring flights over Coastal and South Otago. Read more »

EDS/Forest & Bird call for greater environmental protection

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

In a comprehensive joint submission on the Governments discussion paper on future management of Crown Pastoral Land, EDS and Forest & Bird have called for greater environmental protections after tenure review. Read more »

People’s role recognised in sustainable journeys

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards have long been a respected, exciting highlight in the rural calendar, with each years award winners doing much to showcase the best this country has to offer in farming talent that recognises and respects the … Read more »

Eric Rush inspires Extension 350 farmers with rags to riches

Press Release – Northland Inc

From the humble beginnings of hand-milking eight cows as a young Kaeo lad, to meeting the Queen of England, Princess Diana and Nelson Mandela Former All Black Eric Rush had his audience captivated with his message that success breeds success … Read more »

Last controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables lifted

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland north shore suburb of Northcote have been lifted, with no further Queensland fruit flies being detected. Read more »

Mega mast another reason to continue GE research

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Turning our backs on promising tools for predator control is a massive disservice to New Zealands native flora and fauna, Federated Farmers environment spokesperson Chris Allen says. Read more »

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