Gov’t Criticised for Lack of Ambition in Cleaning up water

Press Release – NZ Fish and Game Council

The government is being criticised for not being ambitious enough in its just-announced plan to improve water quality in the countrys rivers, lakes and streams. Read more »

Dairy sector welcomes new freshwater rules

Press Release – Dairy NZ

DairyNZ today welcomed the Governments new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform. Read more »

Freshwater report reinforces opportunities

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

A new national report on water quality reinforces the need for regional councils to work with communities on managing freshwater says Chris Laidlaw, Greater Wellington Regional Council chair. Our whole approach to improving water quality in this … Read more »

Everyone must engage in the challenge to improve freshwater

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The pressure is now on all Kiwis to step up in the nationwide challenge to continue to improve the quality of our freshwater, Federated Farmers says. Read more »

Wool Market Strengthens

Press Release – Wool Services International

NZ Wool Services CEO John Dawson reports 4600 bales on offer this week saw an 87 percent clearance with mostly positive results, with lambs wool increasing considerably. Read more »

IrrigationNZ welcomes ‘achievable’ water quality outcomes

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Achievable outcomes within a reasonable timeframe is how IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis, described todays release of the governments Clean Water document. He hoped however that the target of 90% of rivers and lakes being swimmable … Read more »

Farmers ready for freshwater challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New freshwater reforms will result in 56,000 km more fences protecting New Zealand waterways from stock enough to go round the world one and a half times, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government today announced a target of 90 per cent of New Zealands lakes and rivers meeting swimmable water quality standards by 2040, alongside releasing new policy, regulations, information maps and funding to help achieve the new goal. Read more »

Port Hills Fire Update – 11.30am

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council wants to remind people that rubbish collection will take place in fire affected areas today from 12pm to 5pm. Wheelie bin collection will take place in: Read more »

New rules coming for storage of used tyres

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Development of national regulations for the storage of end-of-life tyres, and the finding of alternative end uses, cannot come soon enough, says Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Fonterra Confirms 2016/17 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra is required to consider its forecast Farmgate Milk Price every quarter as a condition of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act. For this purpose, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today confirmed the forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $6.00 per kgMS … Read more »

New Zealanders Offered Sweet Investment

Press Release – Canaan Honey

New Zealanders are being invited to invest money for honey in a revolutionary hive sharing initiative launching today. Read more »

A2 CEO, chair sell down holdings following strong first-half

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co’s chief executive and chair have sold down their stakes in the milk marketing firm, less than a week after reporting first-half profit more than tripled as demand for its A2 Platinum infant formula surged in its key … Read more »

Ongoing planning needed as Northland drought lingers

Press Release – Northland Rural Support Trust

Date: 22 February, 2017 Ongoing planning needed as Northland drought lingers Northland farmers are being urged to closely monitor stock feed levels as the impact of the regions drought continues. People think the pressures off because its … Read more »

A rising tide of protectionism could hit NZ dairy sector

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy would be hard hit if there is a retreat to protectionism in the global dairy sector, a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has found. Read more »

Bright Future for Cross Slot through Carrfields Agreement

Press Release – Baker No-Tillage

Work is underway on a state-of-the-art Cross Slot drill to cement the relationship between Baker No-Tillage Ltd and major farm machinery distributor, Carrfields Machinery Ltd. Read more »

Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest Owners say the new Federated Farmers policy on climate change is a major step to help farmers understand trees are not an alternative to farming, but rather trees are tools to assist farmings survivability. Read more »

12,000 New Zealanders join call for safe, swimmable rivers

Press Release – Green Party

Who: Green MP Catherine Delahunty will show a list of 12,000 names we have collected on our Swimmable Rivers campaign calling for the standard for freshwater to be raised to swimmable from the current standard of wadeable. Read more »

Farmers Will Be Cautious Over False Dairy Price Optimism

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is sad for New Zealand farmers that the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price for Whole Milk Powder has fallen 3.7% to USD3,189 a metric ton, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 21 February 2017 Media Statement Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal Read more »

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