Kiwi at risk ahead of CPI and Dairy auction

Press Release – CMC Markets

Wednesday poses as the key day for the NZD this week, with the release of an important data dump from China, the latest Online Dairy auction results, and Q1 CPI in New Zealand. Local traders have priced-in a 0.5% CPI increase for the March quarter, … Read more »

$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest round of projects receiving funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), covering a range of issues from water quality to climate change. Read more »

Kiwi Designed System Set to Eliminate Wastewater on farms

Press Release – Impact PR

A new Kiwi designed water filtration system which can eliminate wastewater could save New Zealand wineries thousands of dollars annually, has significant export potential for international wine producers and is already being championed by the local dairy … Read more »

Pay disparity in New Zealand

Press Release – Steve Hart

This week Auckland journalist Steve Hart looks at pay disparity in New Zealand with an extended interview with Paul Barber of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services. Read more »

Support to build winter feed with urea price drop

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

As the dry summer conditions ease, a drop in urea prices by Ballance Agri-Nutrients will be welcomed by farmers looking to build up feed reserves to meet stock requirements over winter and early spring. Ballance dropped the price of urea from $695 to $645 … Read more »

Diverse Farming Business – Southland Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Kaiwera farmers Andrew and Heather Tripp, Nithdale Station Ltd, have won the Supreme title in the Southland Ballance Farm Awards for the second time. The Tripps were announced Supreme winners of the 2014 Southland Ballance Farm Awards (BFEA) at a … Read more »

Farmers back major Local Government NZ funding review

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is fully behind a fundamental review by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) into the way local government and local roads are funded. Read more »

Wool Market Defies Dollar

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that despite a resurgent New Zealand dollar the South Island offering of 11,500 bales saw most types range from firm to 3 percent dearer. Even with the strength … Read more »

Govt to undertake Northland growth study

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new programme of work commencing in the Northland region to evaluate opportunities to further increase investment, employment and incomes in … Read more »

Research looks to combat soil water shortage on farms

Press Release – University of Waikato

As New Zealand farms continue to face problems associated with ongoing drought, University of Waikato doctoral student Jack Pronger, originally from Cambridge, hopes his current research project will contribute to an improvement in pastoral drought resilience. Read more »

Guy: Speech to Irrigation NZ conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Your conference theme is Securing the next generations future which is a very good vision. Tonight I want to say a few words on the importance of irrigation to New Zealands future, and what the Government and industry can do to … Read more »

Alternative Investment Report discussed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme remains the most economic alternative and a viable investment for Hawkes Bay, according to an independent report commissioned by Hawkes Bay Regional Council. Read more »

Crown Irrigation announces first investment

Press Release – Crown Irrigation

Crown Irrigation Investments Limited (Crown Irrigation) has agreed the draft terms of a $6.5 million investment in the Central Plains Water scheme. Read more »

Call for applications for farm business management program

Press Release – Rabobank

Applications are to close at the end of this month for this years Rabobank Farm Managers Program, Australasias leading agricultural business management course for the next generation of farm leaders. Read more »

Tihoi Farmers Win Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

A unique and innovative approach to farming in an environmentally sensitive area has earned Tihoi beef farmers Mike and Sharon Barton the Supreme title in the 2014 Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Irrigation champions share 2014 Ron Cocks Memorial Award

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

For the first time ever, IrrigationNZ has awarded its Ron Cocks Memorial Award to two individuals at its national conference. Retired MAF Policy Manager Grant McFadden and farm business consultant and rural valuer Bob Engelbrecht were jointly awarded … Read more »

Aquaduct NZ wins IrrigationNZ Innovation Award

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Aquaduct NZ and its entrepreneurial founder Gerard van den Bosch took out the highly-sought-after 2014 IrrigationNZ Innovation Award at its biennial conference in Napier last night. Read more »

Seeka will pay as much as $6.25M for Glassfields

Article – BusinessDesk

Seeka will pay as much as $6.25M for Glassfields as it chases growth outside of kiwifruit Read more »

Fonterra names Dutch dairyman Henk Bles to new role

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra names Dutch dairyman Henk Bles to new role of head of international farming ventures Read more »

Experts State Kiwis Aren’t Getting Enough

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient disorder in the developing and developed world, including New Zealand where the issue remains a serious concern, particularly amongst Kiwi women and children. Read more »

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