Floating Wetlands Producing Promising Results for Cleaner Waterways

Press Release – Fonterra

Latest technology adopted by Fonterra and the Department of Conservations (DOC) partnership Living Water, is proving a success in cleaning up water ways. Read more »

SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. Read more »

Lamb exports worth $2.5bn from a higher lambing percentage

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealands (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2016 report says the average lambing percentage across the country was up 2.1 percentage points a remarkable performance given the challenges of the previous season. Read more »

SoRDS Action Plan 2015-2025 Launch

Press Release – Southland Regional Development Strategy

The Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDS) Action Plan lays the foundation to attract 10,000 more people to a contemporary, competitive and connected region by 2025. Read more »

Further submissions called for on plan

Press Release – Environment Southland

Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are invited from 30 November to close of business on 19 December. Read more »

HortNZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Today, Horticulture New Zealand celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916. Read more »

$520,000 for Southland primary sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a $520,000 boost for Southlands primary sector. Read more »

Plan to diversify Southland economy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced government support for a new regional growth plan to bolster the Southland economy. Read more »

Westland lifts its payout prediction

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Hokitika-based Westland Milk Products, New Zealands second largest dairy co-operative, has lifted its payout prediction for the 2016-17 season to a net range (after retentions) of $5.30 to $5.70 per kilo of milk solids (kgMS). Read more »

Producers cut greenhouse gas, household emissions fall

Press Release – Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

The average New Zealand households emissions fell 11 percent between 2006 and 2012, mostly because the production of some high-emissions goods is creating fewer greenhouse gases. Read more »

Synlait Milk increases forecast milk price to match Fonterra

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – South Island dairy products processor Synlait Milk has increased its forecast farmgate milk price by $1 to $6 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2016/2017 season, in line with Fonterras updated forecast this month. Read more »

Chairman Urges Fonterra Farmers to Participate

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders’ Council

Fonterra Shareholders Council Chairman, Duncan Coull, is urging the Co-operatives Farmer Shareholders to get behind the new Elections process and with voting closing at 10:30am on Tuesday, 6 December he is putting the onus on them to elect to the … Read more »

Shareholders pleased with Synlait’s strong FY16 performance

Press Release – Synlait Milk Ltd

Synlait Milks (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) Annual Meeting of Shareholders today highlighted their record FY16 profit of $34.4 million showed their value added strategy is successful. Read more »

New Awards Celebrate NZ’s Outstanding Primary Produce

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Farmers and horticulturalists are being encouraged to enter new awards developed to celebrate New Zealands outstanding primary producer. The Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards , in partnership with leading lifestyle title NZ Life & … Read more »

Trans-Tasman irrigation Memorandum of Understanding signed

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

In a significant move that will strengthen the relationship between the irrigation industries in New Zealand and Australia, industry bodies, IrrigationNZ and Irrigation Australia, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Read more »

EPA keeps watching brief on Canada’s neonicotinoid decision

Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is keeping a watching brief on international developments following Health Canadas proposed re-evaluation decision of agricultural use of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid, which it states is unsustainable. Read more »

Farm Environment Trust Adds More Talent To Board

Press Release – New Zealand Farm Environment Trust

Simon Stokes, Michael Jamieson and Jon Lee were officially welcomed to the NZFE board at the Trusts annual meeting on October 31. Read more »

Aunt Jean’s Dairy set to bring back milk in a glass bottle

Press Release – Aunt Jean’s Dairy

Aunt Jeans Dairy set to bring back the kiwi classic of milk in a glass bottle Read more »

Scientist recieves grant to develop ‘Hot Lime’

Press Release – KiwiNet

Dr.Vlatko Materi, a researcher at Callaghan Innovation and founder of Hot Lime Labs, is developing a CO2 capture material which can significantly boost glasshouse vegetable and flower yields. His work is rapidly advancing due to a $25,000 grant … Read more »

Wanaka A&P Show celebrates 80th year

Press Release – Wanaka A and P Show

One of New Zealands largest agricultural and lifestyle events, the Wanaka A&P Show, celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017. Held March 10-11at the picturesque Wanaka Showgrounds opposite Lake Wanaka, the must-see event attracts more than 40,000 … Read more »

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