Wool Market Basically Unchanged

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the South Island selection comprising a wide range of wool types with Merino, Mid Micron and Crossbreds saw varied support determined by targeted buying with an all … Read more »

Gun laws creaking under the strain

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Questions have to be asked after surprising revelations at the Law and Order Select Committee about the police and their ability to manage the gun problem in New Zealand, says Labours Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. Read more »

Clean drinking water must come before irrigation schemes

Press Release – Green Party

Resolving the issues affecting Hawkes Bays drinking water must come before pushing ahead with irrigation schemes that will do more harm to the environment, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 25 AUGUST 2016 Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off New Zealand First welcomes Fonterra Cooperative Group lifting its 2016/2017 forecast Farmgate Milk … Read more »

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealands fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new … Read more »

Minister welcomes new sheep milk PGP programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme announced today aimed at boosting New Zealands sheep milk industry. Read more »

Sheep milk industry gets $12.6M Crown funding

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The fledgling sheep milk industry has been given a $12.6 million boost with government funding for a Primary Growth Partnership project with Spring Sheep Milk Co. Read more »

Fonterra Forecast Gives Dairy A Boost

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the Fonterra announcement today will boost dairy farmer optimism and even more usefully, will ease their bank managers worries. Read more »

Beef progeny test delivering answers to farmers

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Commercial farmers can bank on estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights delivering on what they predict. Read more »

Fonterra Increases Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2016/17

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. Read more »

Courtesy call, warning as spring burning season looms

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Northlanders are being asked to be courteous and follow the rules or risk fines and other penalties as they start thinking about burning unwanted vegetation and other waste material over spring. Read more »

Videos Highlight Sustainable Deer Farming

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust has been working with deer farmers to capture examples of excellent sustainable land and water management from around the country. This information has been distilled into fifteen short videos that are now available to view online. The … Read more »

You Still Can’t Beat a Breggfast

Press Release – Eggs Incorporated NZ

To pack a protein punch at breakfast time, it is still eggs all the way, says Sarah Hanrahan, dietitian for the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation. Read more »

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigation not linked to drinking water concerns Greenpeace is out of order suggesting irrigation schemes increase the risk of drinking water concerns, says IrrigationNZ. Theyve well and truly stepped over the line this time and should be discredited, … Read more »

Get your Enterprising Rural Women Awards entries in now

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

The Enterprising Rural Women Awards (ERWA) offer women who run their own rural businesses the opportunity to showcase their innovative rural enterprise and gain recognition for their achievements. Read more »

Duvets sold as ‘premium alpaca’ mostly sheep’s wool

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their … Read more »

Drop in beef and lamb exports to top markets

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Beef and lamb exports to key markets fell in July, slicing into overall meat exports, Statistics NZ said today. In the month of July 2016, total exports were $4.0 billion and total imports were $4.4 billion. Read more »

Proposal to stop GM food labelling denies consumer rights

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Consumers on both sides of the Tasman would be left in the dark under proposals to stop labelling of GMOs being canvassed by the Productivity Commission in Australia.[1] Read more »

Thousands of NZ’ers to scrap Ruataniwha Dam

Press Release – Greenpeace

New Zealanders in their thousands are calling on the Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to scrap the Ruataniwha Dam, in the wake of the gastro outbreak. Read more »

A2 Milk meets guidance with return to profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk, which markets milk based on the supposed health benefits of the A2 milk protein, met its June guidance with a return to full-year profit and a 127 percent jump in revenue that was driven by infant formula sales … Read more »

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