Foresters to discuss a better future

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Over 100 forest sector stakeholders are gathering in Wellington next week to discuss developing a national forest policy. They want the policy to be accepted and used by the forestry sector and for it to guide the Governments thinking on forestry. Read more »

Forestry death guilty plea proves case for reform

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A logging companys guilty plea over the death of one of their workers proves the need to strengthen health and safety laws, Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway says. Charles Finlay was killed in July 2013 when he was hit by … Read more »

Central Government Over-riding Locals on Genetic Engineering

Press Release – Kelvin Davis

Everyone who has opposed the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into their districts needs to be alarmed at the way central Government is moving to over-ride local council regulations about this matter, says Kelvin Davis, Labour … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Police investigating cause of fatal truck crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash on SH30 which has killed one and injured four. Read more »

Summary – Survey of Cereal Areas and Volumes

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

The objective of this AIMI survey of growers was to determine, as at July 1, 2015: Read more »

Fears of Massive Foreign Farm Buy-up

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First. Its already happening in Australia and, as we saw on TVNZs Sunday , farmers are going broke while foreigners … Read more »

Tractor purchases slow after bumper 2014 sales

Press Release – Ideas Shop

Tractor sales dropped by 17% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year but show indications of a strong recovery over the long term, according to the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA). Read more »

Role for Farmers in Global Health Challenge

Press Release – Tru-Test Group

Farmers can do their bit to help combat antibiotic resistance in our national dairy herd. A close eye on individual animals, a committed focus on infection prevention and excellent in-shed practice are three things farmers can do now to help manage … Read more »

Forest safety director appointed

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

A National Safety Director, Fiona Ewing, has been appointed to advance the work of the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC). Read more »

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that … Read more »

New world-class framework for UAVs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New rules on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will enable innovation and put New Zealand at the forefront of regulating a rapidly evolving industry, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. Read more »

EPA approves change to PredaSTOP baits control

Press Release – Environmental Protection Agency

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Decision-making Committee has approved an application to change one of the controls on two PredaSTOP baits. PredaSTOP is the commercial name for PAPP (para-aminopropiophenone) Paste A and PAPP Paste Ready-to-use … Read more »

All Farmers Urged To Enter Farm Environment Competition

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Facilitated by the New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust, the awards promote best-practice land management by showcasing the work of people farming in a way that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Read more »

Growing economy is needed to support a healthy environment

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local government sector hears how a growing economy is needed to support a healthy environment Read more »

Farmers get online survey option

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Farmers get online survey option Farmers are for the first time this month completing their annual Agricultural Production Survey online. Every year Statistics New Zealand surveys about 30,000 farmers about their land, livestock and crops, and farming practices. … Read more »

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