On The Nation this weekend

Press Release – The Nation

This weekend on The Nation with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if weve almost … Read more »

Families who do crime together – expect to do time together

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday. Read more »

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Press Release – Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. Read more »

Help set the direction for Whangarei’s rural land

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council is asking for the communitys help to make changes to the District Plan that will control rural development in future. The community has set the direction for rural Whangareis development in a Rural Development … Read more »

Lee Valley Dam must be affordable

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the Government to support the Tasman District Councils (TDC) Waimea Dam Project to prevent the critical shortage of water for urban and farming development. Read more »

Ballance Ward B Election draws record field

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients call last month for director nominations for its Ward B has yielded 9 candidates hoping to replace Dean Nikora who resigned as a director ahead of taking up an international posting. Read more »

Elders Primary Wool, Primary Wool buy Christchurch Yarns NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – NZ Yarn, a joint venture between Elders Primary Wool and Primary Wool Cooperative, have bought Christchurch Yarns NZ out of receivership for an undisclosed amount. Read more »

Focus on Water Quality at Te Waihora Living Water Open Day

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury. Read more »

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Press Release – BioGro

BioGro is New Zealands leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealands export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture … Read more »

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Ballance moves to science specialisation

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With New Zealand farming systems as diverse as farmers themselves, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Science Extension team is making the shift to specialist roles to better support the changing requirements of farmers working with different climates, topography, … Read more »

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 November

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water. Ruataniwha its Now or Never is free and will take place on 4 November at Waipawas Municipal Theatre … Read more »

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isnt sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products … Read more »

Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country’s biggest kiwifruit grower, sees annual profit growth of up to 11 percent and is planning to expand its capacity in coming years as kiwifruit crops recover from the outbreak of the Psa-V … Read more »

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Councils water quality rules (Plan Change … Read more »

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Councils water quality rules (Plan Change … Read more »

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China’s Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter. Read more »

Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and … Read more »

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealands rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. Read more »

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