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Feds optimistic about local government review

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The thoroughness of an issues paper released today on local government funding and financing is cause for optimism, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. Read more »

Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is furious at a council decision to let the controversial mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie turn on its irrigators before all the conditions of the resource consent are met. Read more »

Marlborough Farmers Market joins the fete

Press Release – NZ Farmers Market

For the first time in the history of the Marlborough Farmers Market, the market will be represented at the Garden Marlborough Fte. Read more »

Open Letter – Glyphosate Based Herbicides Reassessment

Press Release – GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ in Food and Environment are extremely disappointed that the EPA is not considering the re assessment of the glyphosate based herbicides (GBH). Read more »

NZ commodity prices continue to fall in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fifth month in October, the ANZ’s monthly commodity price index shows. Read more »

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister … Read more »

Water Tank Technology Aims to Solve Supply Problems

Press Release – Tankful

When Libby and Toby Evans moved to Mangawhai in 2016, they expected the minor inconvenience of managing their own water supply. Read more »

Northland men join race for Young Farmer of the Year

Press Release – Young Farmers

A Northland man who helped run one of Australias top-producing dairy farms has his sights set on a new challenge. Read more »

Eradication of American Foulbrood Disease in Hamilton

Press Release – Waikato Domestic Bee Association

The Waikato Domestic Bee Association (WDBA) is calling on all Hamilton beekeepers to help rid Hamilton City of of the hive-destroying American Foulbrood Disease (AFB). Read more »

New members of Pāmu Environment Reference Group announced

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Clean water researcher Marnie Prickett, Forest and Birds Annabeth Cohen and earth systems scientist and mtauranga Mori specialist Dr Daniel Hikuroa have joined the ERG, replacing Dave Maslan and Angus Robson, who are retiring from the group. Read more »

Key Dairy Areas to Have a Drier Than Normal November

Press Release – CLIMsystems

Key Dairy Areas in New Zealand Forecast to Have a Drier Than Normal November and December Read more »

Carrfields opens up Middle Eastern markets

Press Release – Carrfields

November 2 2018 The appetite for New Zealand food among affluent locals and expatriates in the Middle East presents a huge opportunity for Kiwi producers, according to a leading agribusiness group. Read more »

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