Where does the city end and the country begin?

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealanders who want to understand the similarities or differences between Sandringham and Three Kings, Brooklyn and Vogeltown, or Sydhenham and Beckenham can have their say about how these areas and more are defined for statistical purposes, Statistics … Read more »

Farm Environment Trust’s Annual Report Highlights Growth

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

The New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust and its flagship event, the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, have celebrated another successful year. Read more »

Ruataniwha promoter seeks mix of equity, debt funding

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Co, the developer and sponsor of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, says the $275 million project will be funded with a mix of equity and debt, and is likely to result in a secondary market for … Read more »

Many positives but RMA reforms don’t go far enough

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers cautiously welcomes the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill introduced at Parliament today, but is concerned that proposed reforms do not go far enough. Read more »

Progress continues on freshwater management

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Progress continues on freshwater management Further protection and enhancement of Taranaki waterways is taking place and will continue to take place as the Taranaki Regional Council continually adapts and refines its approach to freshwater management. … Read more »

Mixed Wool Market

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island auction received mixed support with the stronger New Zealand dollar having a limited impact in some areas. Read more »

Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

Craddock Farms colony cage farm should not be built

Press Release – RNZSPCA

SPCA New Zealand says the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland, should not be built because keeping chickens in cages is unethical and inhumane. Read more »

Fonterra targets doubling of China revenue within five years

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, has set a target of becoming the number one dairy player in China and doubling its business in the country to $10 billion within the next five years. Read more »

Federated Farmers welcomes NZ ETS review

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has welcomed the Governments decision not to include agriculture in the scope of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) review announced last night. Read more »

Bid to trim Fonterra board size spurs hot shareholder debate

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – A proposal to slash the size of the Fonterra Cooperative Group board from 13 to nine came in for hot debate by shareholders at the cooperatives annual meeting in Waitoa today. Read more »

Fonterra says 2016 forecast payout tied to dairy recovery

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group has affirmed guidance for the 2016 milk payout to farmers, although chairman John Wilson said it was dependent on global dairy prices rising in the first half of next year from current unsustainable … Read more »

Boys and Girls Ag Day Results

Press Release – Canterbury A and P Show

The Synlait Boys and Girls Agricultural Club Championship Day was held last Thursday (November 19) at ASB Agricultural Park. Read more »

Government outlines ETS balancing act

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The sweetheart deal that halves carbon-emitting industries’ obligations under the emissions trading scheme may end as early mid-2016, based on a discussion document seeking public submissions on the government’s official review … Read more »

A quarter of NZ food and beverage firms are foreign-owned

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – A government-commissioned report aimed at attracting more investment into New Zealands growing food and beverage sector says about a quarter of the sector is already foreign-owned. Read more »

No John Key, science alone won’t save us, action will

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is challenging the Government to release the evidence that backs up the Prime Ministers claim that agricultural greenhouse gas emissions will be solved in 3 to 4 years. Read more »

Government begins review of ETS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today. Read more »

NZ to learn from Europe’s leading agricultural innovators

Press Release – Connex

Like New Zealand, innovation is seen as a major driving force in the future growth of Europes agricultural sector. Read more »

Fonterra Farmers Fencing Their Way Around New Zealand

Press Release – Fonterra

FONTERRA FARMERS FENCING THEIR WAY AROUND NEW ZEALAND TWICE Fonterra farmers are leading the way in responsible dairying with 98 per cent of waterways now stock excluded. This means defined waterways totalling twice the length of New Zealands … Read more »

Cavalier shareholder questions $470,000 CEO payment

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) – A shareholder in carpet manufacturer Cavalier Corp has questioned the large termination payment made to former chief executive and managing director Colin McKenzie after the company reported its worst loss in history, stopped paying … Read more »

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