New zone plan for Taupō catchment

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A new high-level plan to guide Waikato Regional Councils work to promote a healthy catchment in the crucial Lake Taup zone has been approved by the integrated catchment management committee today. Read more »

Primary Sector Science Roadmap ‘not all about food’

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The just released Primary Sector Science Roadmap features a pine tree nursery on its front cover. Read more »

India Trade Alliance Bridges NZ India Agriculture Divide

Press Release – India Trade Alliance

India Trade Alliance was once again on the forefront of cementing Agriculture business and government relations between the state of Haryana, India and New Zealand. Read more »

Myrtle Rust: Plant Movement Must Stop

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council is calling for the Ministry for Primary Industries to use its powers under the Biosecurity Act and implement a temporary ban on all plant movement across New Zealand to prevent the spread of Myrtle Rust. Read more »

NZ structural log prices hit highest level in two years

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand structural log prices have hit their highest level in more than two decades as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet demand from the domestic market. Read more »

NZISM Announces New Advisory Board Chair Mike Cosman

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Mike Cosman will become the new Chair of its Advisory Board with effect from 16 June 2017. Samantha Sharif, the current Advisory Board Chair, will step down as Chair, … Read more »

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Hosts ExportNZ Event

Press Release – Export NZ

This is a great opportunity to meet and hear the market access team from MPI, NZTE and MFAT. There will be plenty of time for Q & A for you to be able to ask market access questions and fill any knowledge gaps. Read more »

Council holds the line on spending – increase in rates

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough District Council has taken a tough line on its budgets for the year ahead, rejecting or deferring many of the requests for new spending and holding the increase in the overall rates-take to 2.48%. Read more »


Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A combined team of New Zealand Defence Force and Republic of Fiji Navy personnel boarded 70 fishing vessels during fisheries patrols in western Fiji in the past week. Read more »

Collins’ Comments: 7 June 2017

Column – Judith Collins

I was pleased to introduce Minister for Small Business Jacqui Dean to a group of small business owners and representatives in Papakura last month. The meeting was held in the Sir Edmund Hillary librarys very pleasant meeting room and I thank … Read more »

NZ commodity prices rise 3% in May

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth June 6 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand commodity prices rose 3.2 percent as a broad-based strength across the country’s locally produced raw materials was led by the continued surge in apple and kiwifruit prices. The ANZ Commodity Price … Read more »

Trans-Tasman travel keeps trade with Australia flying high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Australia remained New Zealands top trading partner in the year ended March 2017, Stats NZ said today. Trans-Tasman travel was worth more than $2 billion each way, which means the trade ties with Australia were worth more than those with China. Read more »

$3.3m for climate change projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Louise Upston Associate Minister for Primary Industries 31 May 2017 Media Statement $3.3m for climate change projects Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Louise Upston have … Read more »

Carter Holt Harvey brings shame to Kiwi name in Australia

Press Release – E Tu

New Zealands largest private sector union is calling on New Zealands richest man, billionaire Graeme Hart, to stop giving New Zealand a bad name in his treatment of Australian workers. Read more »

Budget ‘fail’ on local climate change solutions

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) is concerned at what wasn’t in yesterdays Budget. The stagnant level of funding for growing local forests is not good enough for dealing with climate change challenges. We have a land base and … Read more »

Budget fails to plan for forest future

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement … Read more »

Budget could help NZ wood industry

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

New Zealand is facing bigger trade barriers than ever before, particularly by manufacturers trying to add value to exports. The Government should pull out all the stops to grow the New Zealand manufacturing sector in a world where protectionism is increasing … Read more »

Higher dairy, wood, and wine exports lift trade surplus

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 led to a goods trade surplus of $578 million, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Myrtle Rust Strikes a King Country Nursery New Zealand First says there is one word linking all of the Myrtle Rust discoveries in Northland, Taranaki and now King Country and it is nursery. The biosecurity ambulance at the bottom of the cliff … Read more »

Erosion control funding round opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. Read more »

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