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IrrigationNZ Congratulates David Bennett

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ wishes to congratulate David Bennett as he takes on the agricultural portfolio for the National Party. The announcement came today as new National Party Leader, Todd Muller, revealed the line-up of the new look National Party caucus. … Read more »

New People And Safety GM Joins Pāmu

Press Release – Pamu

Pmu has appointed Bernadette Kelly as the General Manager of People, Safety and Wellbeing. Bernadette Kelly Ms Kelly was most recently the GM People and Capability at MercyAscot Hospitals and Mercy Radiology. Prior to that she held senior HR roles … Read more »

Rushed Log Legislation Deserves The Chop

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and the Forest Owners Association are joining forces to condemn the Log Brokers Bill as a Trojan horse to potentially force farmers and foresters to subsidise local processing industries from reduced export earnings. The unwarranted … Read more »

Protecting NZ Fries As Part Of Pandemic Recovery & Transformation Plan

Press Release – Potatoes New Zealand

Potatoes New Zealand is asking the New Zealand government to give urgent consideration to imposing short-term measures limiting the importation into New Zealand of heavily discounted frozen potato chips to avoid a food security threat. This follows the … Read more »

Council Congratulates Industry For Successful Harvest

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 the horticultural sector in Hawkes Bay and the workers, including RSE workers, who support it have successfully wrapped up this years harvest. Hastings mayor Sandra Hazlehurst said the sector, including … Read more »

Hastings Council Confirms Contribution To Drought Relief Fund

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Keen to support the districts rural community who are battling the drought, Hastings District Council agreed today to contribute $200,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund. While farmers in Hawkes Bay are well accustomed to dealing with drought, … Read more »

Sales Volumes Heavily Impacted By Lockdown

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 111 less farm sales (-30.7%) for the three months ended April 2020 than for the three months ended April 2019. Overall, there were 251 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Family Sheep And Beef Farm Takes Top Regional Spot At Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Farm Environment Trust

A long-term commitment to environmental stewardship has earned Rukumoana Farms the top spot at Taranakis Ballance Farm Environment Awards, run by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. The awards champion sustainable farming and growing through … Read more »

Autogrow Cracks The Yield Prediction Code With FarmRoad

Press Release – Autogrow

After three years of research, development, lab and farm trials; New Zealand agtech company Autogrow has set the global benchmark for crop yield prediction with an initial 90 percent accuracy rate with their FarmRoad solution. Accurately predicting harvest … Read more »

Regional Council Pledges $200k To Mayoral Drought Fund

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional councillors have voted unanimously to contribute $200,000 to the Mayoral Drought Relief Fund to help fund the transport of feed to distressed farmers. Hastings District Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst, Minister of Agriculture Damien … Read more »

Minimise Winter Nitrogen Loss

Article – Bala Tikkisetty

Winter is around the corner and currently most farmers are focusing on achieving increased productivity by judicious use of nutrients with an aim of minimising environmental impacts. Cooler months can pose a significant challenge for nutrient management, … Read more »

Venison Marketers Building On-line And Retail Sales

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Marketers of New Zealand farm-raised venison are making a concerted push to build sales through on-line outlets and through gourmet retailers. This gourmet product, normally sold mainly through food service distributors to chefs, has been particularly … Read more »

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