Rustlers hit Auckland’s Cornwall Park

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is shocked, but unsurprised, rustlers have targeted sheep on Aucklands Cornwall Park. The Federation is hopeful legislation tightening penalties around the crime will be introduced in the new Parliament. Read more »

Wrightson shares rally as rural, seed & grain drive profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) Shares of PGG Wrightson rose to their highs of the past five months after the rural services firm controlled by Chinas Agria Corp posted full-year earnings that beat estimates, driven by its Rural Services and Seed & … Read more »

South Coastal Canterbury water management recommendations

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The communitys recommendations for water quality and quantity in the South Coastal Canterbury area have been received by Environment Canterbury Commissioners at its Council meeting on Thursday August 7. Read more »

ORC seeking community involvement in groundwater decisions

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

A groundwater management workshop in Ranfurly which was to have been held last month is now on next week. The ORC-hosted workshop had to be re-scheduled from July 21 because of heavy snowfalls in the district. It is now being held on Thursday August … Read more »

Strong interest in 2014 South Island Farmer of the Year

Press Release – Convergence Communications and Marketing

A wide variety of entries has been received for this years Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition, with meat, wool and dairy dominating the range of farm types competing. Read more »

Vision for the Pomahaka Catchment

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

A new NZ Landcare Trust report, ‘Pomahaka Catchment: Issues and Options to Improve Water Quality’ is the result of a one year initiative working with farmers and landowners within the Pomahaka catchment in Otago. Read more »

Getting NZ agriculture on global market access ‘VIP’ list

Press Release – Rabobank

Priority must be given to policy and regulatory settings that improve market access for New Zealand exporters, with a heightened focus on the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements and building business-to-business and government-to-government working … Read more »

Wrightson returns to profit after year-earlier impairment

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by Chinas Agria Corp, posted an annual profit after a year-earlier loss driven by a historical impairment, and held off making a forecast for 2015 because of volatile dairy prices. Read more »

Whose land is it anyway?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Last Saturday I called the other leaders in the TV3 minor party leaders debate communistic. This might seem an exaggeration but it is not, said ACT leader Jamie Whyte Read more »

Pregnant ewe caught in gin trap in Cornwall Park

Press Release – SPCA

A heavily pregnant ewe was caught in a leg hold trap in Cornwall Park last night and SPCA Auckland is appealing to the public for any information that will help catch those responsible. Read more »

New Zealand economics comment: More than just milk

Press Release – HSBC Bank

Falling dairy prices have created some doubts about the robustness of New Zealands economic boom. But it is worth keeping in mind that dairy is only one part of the economys recent growth story. Growth has also been driven by the post-earthquake … Read more »

Deadline for entries in Enterprising Rural Women Awards 2014

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Women looking for new ways to promote their small rural business are encouraged to enter the Enterprising Rural Women Awards 2014. With the deadline of Friday 5 September now around the corner, were reminding women to send in their entries, … Read more »

Otago Station Celebrates Biological and Financial Success

Press Release – Association of Biological Farmers

The winner of the inaugural Supreme ‘Healthy Soils’ Green Agriculture Innovation Award was announced in front of ground-breaking farming audience in twin events in Rotorua and Christchurch. Read more »

FOMA begins survey on Te Ture Whenua Māori reform

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Mori Authorities (FOMA) has today launched an online survey for its members to seek their views on the proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Mori Act 1993, and to gain further understanding of what resources are needed to improve … Read more »

Govt funding for Tasman water sediment project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $120,000 for a project run by Tasman District Council to control erosion and sediment going into waterways. Read more »

Labour’s water crusade

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking why the Hon David Cunliffe is talking about helping regional economies on one hand, while announcing new taxes on those same regions to knock them back on the other. Read more »

2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest Season Opens

Press Release – Young Farmers

Young Farmers from around the country will be sharpening their agricultural skills over the coming weeks and months as entries are now open for the 2015 season of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest. Read more »

The importance of ‘nutrient efficiency’

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Winter and early spring are when nutrients whether introduced as fertiliser or produced by stock – are most at risk of getting lost from farms. Read more »

Court upholds souvenir sentences

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The High Court has rejected an appeal by four companies and four individuals who were convicted and fined a total of $601,900 for selling visiting Asian tourists imported alpaca goods as Made in New Zealand, and making claims that duvets … Read more »

John Key target of animal rights protest

Press Release – Joint Press Release

This afternoon, animal rights activists will target John Key in a protest outside an Auckland bar where he will be having drinks with the Young Nats. This is the first of a series of protests planned at National Party events across the country which … Read more »

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