Wool Market Stabilises

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the 9,500 bales from this weeks South Island offering saw a 74.5 percent clearance with prices now coming into line with last weeks North Island levels. Read more »

Water Exporters Should Pay a Royalty

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is economic folly and a slap in the face to New Zealanders for mainly foreign-owned companies to be allowed to export our water and sell it at a profit, when the nation receives nothing in return, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Farmers’ urged to make their voices heard at local elections

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With local authority elections less than six months away, Federated Farmers is urging farmers to get engaged and involved. Read more »

Marlborough signs MOU with Ningxia District of China

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor and the leader of a delegation from Chinas Ningxia District today signed a memorandum of understanding which paves the way for a relationship between the largest wine growing regions of each country. Read more »

Greg Mccracken New Shareholders’ Councillor

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders Council

Today, following the close of voting in the Shareholders Council by-election in Southern Northland, Greg McCracken was announced as the successful candidate. Read more »

Changes to Food Licensing Fees And Charges

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. Stratford District Council heard and considered submissions to its Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges, at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 12 April. Two submissions were received. Read more »

New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 19 April 2016 Media Statement New halal and agricultural agreements with China signed Two formal arrangements signed in China mark a significant step forward in the supply of New Zealand halal meat … Read more »

Fertile ground for enhancing farming software

Press Release – Lincoln University

Farmers are fairly enthusiastic about using the latest digital technologies to run their businesses, but there is still room for improvement in the agricultural software area, preliminary Lincoln University research suggests. Read more »

Bank of China (NZ) to hold Agribusiness Conference

Press Release – SweeneyVesty

Auckland, 18 April 2016 Bank of China (NZ) Limited is holding an inaugural China-New Zealand Agribusiness Investment and Trade Conference on 25 May in Auckland to introduce New Zealand agricultural technology, products and services to a visiting Chinese … Read more »

Nitrogen loss research benefits from scholarship

Press Release – University of Waikato

Could feeding cows brassicas help reduce nitrogen loss from the soil? Read more »

Upgrade for farm menus

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Farmers are being offered extra environmental protection advice through an upgraded version of the hugely popular farm menus produced by Waikato Regional Council in co-operation with eight agriculture sector partners. Read more »

AsureQuality partners with France’s Bureau Veritas

Article – BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) – AsureQuality, the state-owned food safety and biosecurity services firm, has teamed up with French testing and inspection group Bureau Veritas to buy out its partners in Australia’s Dairy Technical Services for an undisclosed … Read more »

Seventh Grand Finalist Confirmed in FMG Young Farmer

Press Release – Young Farmers

Seventh Grand Finalist Confirmed in FMG Young Farmer of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17-04-2016 Athol New is the seventh and final Grand Finalist to be named in the 2016 FMG Young Farmer of the Year. Athol is a 30 year old Dairy Business Manager from … Read more »

Peninsula Farmers Win Supreme Title

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Portobello sheep and beef farmers Brendon and Paula Cross have been named Supreme winners of the 2016 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Stock wintering and soil health field day

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

How to manage stock in winter for greater economic and environmental gain is the focus of a field day coming up at Piopio on Thursday 28 April. Read more »

Steady progress on Water Uptake for Ruataniwha Scheme

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company

Hawkes Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd says it is making steady progress towards its water uptake target for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. Farmers have until Monday 18 April to sign up as foundation water users of the irrigation … Read more »

Sustainable Farming Fund projects announced

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Today the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced a $6.9 million investment over three years in to 25 new projects through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF). Read more »

English on the Money – Rural Contractors

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet says comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct. Read more »

Environmental Stewardship Earns Couple Supreme Title

Press Release – NZ Farm Environment Award

Redcliff farmers Shane Gibbons and Bridget Speight are Supreme winners of the 2016 Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

$6.9m for new Sustainable Farming Fund projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 15 April 2016 $6.9m for new Sustainable Farming Fund projects Read more »

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