Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The outlook for dairy prices remains dire in the near term and will force the Reserve Bank to further cut interest rates this year, said economists at an Auckland conference, who collectively had a doom and gloom outlook for the … Read more »

Affco workers vote to strike

Article – BusinessDesk

Affco workers vote to strike after meat company became first to apply under new bargaining laws Read more »

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a fourth straight month of declines to the lowest level in almost six years, led by dairy. Read more »

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a fourth straight month of declines to the lowest level in almost six years, led by dairy. Read more »

Makeover for OVERSEER®

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Makeover for OVERSEER The owners of OVERSEER are establishing a new not-for-profit company to manage, develop and license OVERSEER. OVERSEER is jointly owned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand … Read more »

Experienced Southland farmers pave the way for young talent

Press Release – Rabobank

A group of leading Southland farmers have identified the pressing need to develop young farming talent in order to secure a sustainable future for the regions agricultural industry, as well as New Zealands farming sector overall. Read more »

Paying your Children to work on the farm

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids. Read more »

August a peak period for farm injuries

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being reminded of the risks posed by livestock and vehicles during calving as historically the number of injuries on dairy farms rocket up in August. Read more »

ComCom follows through with NAIT price-fixing suit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has filed court proceedings against PGG Wrightson, Elders New Zealand and five individuals it claims fixed fees charged during the introduction of a national livestock tagging scheme. The regulator is … Read more »

Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

Time for the Govt to come clean on flailing TPP

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should come clean about what concessions it has already made and what issues have been left on the TPP negotiating table, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Groser proves trade credentials by insisting on a good deal

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is commending New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for standing firm against enormous pressure to concede to a sub-standard deal for dairy. The Minister and his team of expert negotiators … Read more »

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal. Read more »

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The final ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable, according to University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

A Free Trade Deal must include Free Trade

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says the Government must hold firm on a deal for agriculture at the Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii. Read more »

Will poor TPP dairy outcome stop National selling our homes?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

After failing to protect the right to stop foreign speculators buying our houses its clear the Government is not going to get wins on dairy in their TPP negotiations either, Labours Trade and Export spokesperson David Parker says. Labour has … Read more »

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More Farmland Falling into Foreign Hands, Despite English Saying Only Kiwi Farmers Can Make a Profit Read more »

Report reveals Manawatū-Whanganui opportunities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Manawat-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found. Economic Development Minister … Read more »

Waikato concerns over new national Tb plan proposal

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council says it is concerned proposed changes to the national plan for managing tuberculosis (Tb) in cows may be somewhat hypocritical when it comes to the Waikato. Read more »

Guy: Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good evening. Thank you Julian Raine, Horticulture New Zealand President, for that introduction. It is a pleasure to join you this evening in recognising excellence and future leaders of the horticulture industry. Read more »

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