Silver Fern Farms & Shanghai Maling Finalising Extension

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

An extension to the June 30 date for receiving OIO approval is in the process of being finalised Read more »

Brexit poses implications for NZ’s sheep and beef industry

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

We are concerned about the future of New Zealands sheep and beef exports to the UK and the EU following the UKs vote to leave the EU, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand needs to milk Brexit for all its worth

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With Britain voting to exit the European Union today, Federated Farmers is urging diplomats and export companies to be quick off the block and first inline for meetings to push New Zealands agenda. Read more »

Miscanthus New Zealand widens its horizons

Press Release – Miscanthus NZ

The Te Awamutu based company, Miscanthus New Zealand Limited (MNZ), is moving to widen the appeal of Miscanthus products. This company, which over the last 6 years has been introducing to New Zealand the sterile perennial 4 m tall woody grass called … Read more »

Going ‘in to bat’ for the bees

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the … Read more »

Not just the UK to worry about with Brexit

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit wont have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2% of New Zealands exports, are missing the point, its the whole of the European trade we should be looking at. Read more »

Environment Canterbury sets rates

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury sets rates Environment Canterbury today set its rates for the coming year, with a rise of 2.9% on last years rates. This is lower than the rates rise signalled in the Councils Long-Term Plan two years ago of 5.3%. Commissioner … Read more »

Navigating farming change requires wisdom and knowledge

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients CEO Mark Wynne has stressed the importance of science and research to support policy decisions around farming sustainability. Speaking at the Ballance Farm Environment Awards sustainability showcase last night, Mr Wynne … Read more »

Seeka handles record volumes

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited [Seeka NZX:SEK] advises that it has completed kiwifruit packing operations in Australia and New Zealand for the 2016 season. The Company has handled record volumes in the packing season, with more than 30M trays … Read more »

Robust systems will give public confidence

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says water measurement in New Zealand is still in its infancy but those involved in Canterbury irrigation are working together to make sure systems are robust. Read more »

Smart farm technology proves popular with farmers

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone NZ is providing a launching pad for rural entrepreneurs to grow their smart farm innovations as seen at this years Fieldays. Read more »

Rogues Give All Responsible Farmers a Bad Name

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First joins the honest farmers of New Zealand who are appalled by the few who are stealing water, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Chatham Rock Phosphate will help save our rivers

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

The use of Chatham rock phosphate by NZ farmers will improve water quality, reduce carbon emissions, slow the accumulation of cadmium in soils and offer security of supply in a volatile market. Read more »

NZ needs UK in EU

Press Release – Lincoln University

If the Brexit goes ahead New Zealand could lose its best ally in its struggle against European agricultural protectionism. Read more »

Taupo’s residential building consents rise 45%

Press Release – Enterprise Great Lake Taupo

The release by Enterprise Great Lake Taupo of the March 2016 quarterly economic report shows that the local economy continues to grow steadily, with many indicators back at similar or higher levels to the pre-Global Financial Crisis period. Read more »

Farming Leaders Have Responsibility to Public’s Rivers too

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

Farming organisations, self-interest irrigation lobbyists, plus the Minister of Primary Industries are being irresponsible towards the crisis of New Zealands depleted and degraded rivers and streams says a national trout fishing advocacy. Read more »

A collaborative response to GE risks

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

Councils and communities a collaborative response to GE risks MEDIA RELEASE from Soil & Health and GE Free Northland Saturday, June 18, 2016 Read more »

Cheap food has high price

Press Release – Lincoln University

A report into European farming policy Does the CAP still fit? , co-authored by Lincoln University Professor of Farm Management Alison Bailey, says there is overwhelming evidence at local, national and global levels that food systems need to change. Read more »

Another successful Fieldays

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the National Fieldays Society for another successful event at Mystery Creek in Waikato. Read more »

Plan properly before farm burn-offs

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to thoroughly manage risks during burn-offs after a company was fined $72,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $107,000 following the death of an employee. Read more »

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