Regional Council focuses on improving freshwater

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Media Release 13 April 2017 Regional Council focuses on improving freshwater Hawkes Bay Regional Council has made four applications to the Ministry for the Environments Freshwater Improvement Fund, in the hope of fast-tracking improvements to some of … Read more »

Southlander in running for Dairy Woman of the Year

Press Release – Fonterra

A Southland woman who only milked her first cow seven years ago is one of three finalists in the 2017 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year awards. Read more »

Continued benefits from farm business management program

Press Release – Rabobank

More than a decade on, farmers who have graduated from one of agricultures premier education programs, the Rabobank Executive Development Program , continue to reap the benefits from implementing long-lasting changes to the management of their farming … Read more »

NZ Pork welcomes cross party support for CoOL

Press Release – NZ Pork

Cross party support for the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin Food) Bill, heading to the Select Committee stage, is a true reflection of Kiwi consumers attitudes, according to the latest research by NZ Pork. Read more »

Ohangai farmers win Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Award

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Royal Easter Show shearing cancelled

Press Release – Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Northern Shears, which would have been a feature of the Royal Easter Show in Auckland, have been cancelled because of the cyclone that has hit the region. Read more »

Judgment: Te Mania v Wilding

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

The long contest over the future of New Zealand’s prestigious Te Mania Aberdeen Angus Stud in North Canterbury has been determined by the High Court in Christchurch. Read more »

NZX dairy futures trade in record volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – Persistent heavy rain in New Zealand, the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, spurred record trading in NZX dairy futures yesterday as traders bet soggy pastures heading into winter will dent future milk production. Read more »

Canterbury trading supplies director a finalist

Press Release – Fonterra

A Dorie, Canterbury woman who lives and breathes farming is one of three finalists vying for the 2017 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Award. Read more »

NZWSI Market Report: Wool Continues to Ease

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching reports that the 6500 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72 percent clearance with most types easing further. Read more »

Solutions to water crisis are a band aid on a broken leg

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments weak strategy for cleaning up fresh water wont undo years of abuse, unless we change our farming model, and take a hard long look at how we develop land in this country, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Exceptional example of dryland farming wins out

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Masterton farmers Nathan and Kate Williams have won the Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

NZ Dairy Industry Award Finalists Prepare for Judging

Press Release – New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

The 33 finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards wont be taking a break over Easter they will be too busy preparing for the final round of judging which gets underway on 22 April. Read more »

New ground broken on rural fibre

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has successfully negotiated a significant benefit for rural property owners who allow telecommunications fibre to cross their land. Read more »

Gov’t science definition of mānuka honey an important step

Press Release – Apiculture NZ

The industry organisation for the honey and beekeeping industry, Apiculture New Zealand, is pleased the Ministry for Primary Industries has released its proposed science definition of mnuka honey for industry review and consultation. Read more »

New Zealand mānuka honey science definition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister David Bennett has welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries release of a proposed scientific definition for mnuka honey produced in New Zealand. Read more »

Dr Claire Nicholson finalist for Dairy Woman of the Year

Press Release – Sirona Animal Health

A Tauranga woman described as successful yet so down to earth is in the running to take out the 2017 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year Award. Read more »

Foreign Wine Looking for Greater US Market Penetration

Press Release – Rabobank

The US wine market continues to represent an attractive opportunity for many foreign wine companies, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q2 2017. However, increasing competition and ongoing wholesaler consolidation, among other factors, make it increasingly … Read more »

High demand for skilled staff in dairy sector

Press Release – DairyNZ

The dairy sector is calling for more people, particularly school-leavers, to consider a career in dairy given a shortage of skilled staff. Read more »

Residents reoccupy homes in south-western area of Edgecumbe

Press Release – Whakatane District Council

Residents with properties in the south-eastern section of Edgecumbe Hydro Road, Nikau Place, Miro Place and Konini Place were able to return to their homes from 8.00am Monday, 10 April. Approximately 46 properties are involved. All have … Read more »

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