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 »

NZ export log prices hold steady in July on China outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices were unchanged this month amid uncertainty about the outlook for China’s economy. Read more »

Taxpayers will save trees as paper gets scrapped

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Cutting paper use and increasing digital services for Inland Revenues customers will see annual paper savings equivalent to 1,900 trees, or nearly 16 million sheets of A4 paper and seven million envelopes. Inland Revenue has recently introduced a … Read more »

17 years late, the new landfarming guidelines are a sham

Press Release – Green Party

17 years late, the new landfarming guidelines are a sham The National Governments voluntary guidelines for spreading toxic oil and gas waste on farmland ignore the concerns of New Zealands environmental watchdog about the dangers of heavy metal … Read more »

ETS targets need teeth

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners say the size of the governments emissions target is not as important as the policies that support it. Read more »

Improvements sought for forestry scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A review to increase uptake for the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative is underway and the government is seeking feedback from industry on the proposed changes, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew. Introduced in 2006, the Permanent … Read more »

Forest Owner Appoints Two Experienced Directors to Board

Press Release – Professional Public Relations NZ Ltd

Forest Owner Appoints Two Experienced Directors to Board OTPP New Zealand Forest Investments Ltd has announced the appointment to its board of two highly-experienced directors, Jane Taylor and Traci Houpapa. Company chairman Don Huse said today the … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for third month to 3-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a third consecutive month in June to a three-year low, on weakness in aluminium, dairy, and meat. Read more »

Road Contractors Destroy Endangered Natives at Waipoua

Press Release – Waipauo Forest Trust

The New Zealand Transport Authority has put the giant kauri of Waipoua Forest under threat due to its mismanagement of State Highway 12 through the Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, according to a report delivered to the NZTA by the Waipoua Forest Trust. The report … Read more »

New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right

Press Release – New Forests

New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right in transaction with Iwi partnership in Lake Taupo region Read more »

Dr Rolleston new vice-president of WFO

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers President, Dr William Rolleston has been elected Vice President of the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) while attending its General Assembly in Milan. Read more »

Company fined after worker loses leg

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Company fined after worker loses leg Tree Scape Limited has been fined $24,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $35,000 after an employee had his right leg amputated after it got pulled into a wood chipper machine. Tree maintenance company Tree Scape … Read more »

Forest innovators attract international audience

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

This week in Rotorua the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) is hosting the largest ever gathering of international forest contractors, forest managers as well as machinery and service suppliers to the industry. The HarvestTECH 2105 international … Read more »

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