Mackenzie Basin Agency Alignment review report released

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has today released a report commissioned by the five agencies with statutory responsibility for land and water management in the iconic Mackenzie Basin. Read more »

Drought recovery focuses on feed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Damien OConnor Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities 16 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture … Read more »

Developing future Māori leaders in land-based industries

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

Whenua Ora, an innovative new national engagement programme for young Mori was launched in Christchurch earlier this week. The programme aims to inspire young Mori to become agribusiness leaders by marketing and promoting land-based career options … Read more »

Drought, disruption undermines farmers’ confidence

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A marked drop in farmer optimism and growing concern about the ability to recruit suitable staff are stand-out features of the Federated Farmers Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey. Read more »

Regulator asks how gene-edited food should be treated

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Planning for future GM foods coming down the line, the food safety regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for suggestions for how it should consider applications for foods that have been made using new genetic techniques … Read more »

Calling Coromandel exhibitors for Auckland Food Show 2018

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

If you’ve got your own local, homegrown artisan food or beverage products and want the opportunity to promote your wares to more than 30,000 people – we want to hear from you. Read more »

Lowest annual increase in food prices since April 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices increased 0.8 percent in the year to January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This was the smallest annual increase in food prices since April 2017. Read more »

PM’s prize focuses on the value of science in horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The Plant & Food Research team that took on the devastating Psa-V disease and won, are the deserving recipients of the Prime Ministers top science prize, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Read more »

PNG Coffee goes places — from Helsinki to Rarotonga

Press Release – Pacific Trade Invest

Patrick Killoran is one of Pacific Trade Invest New Zealands colourful clients. The tall gangly Australian has been operating his coffee business in Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea for several years. But in the past two or three years, he has stepped … Read more »

NZ Prime Minister recognises science that saved kiwifruit

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Plant & Food Research is proud to be the recipient of this years Prime Ministers Science Prize for its rapid response to the vine-killing kiwifruit disease Psa. Read more »

Keep sending shiploads of BMSB packing

Press Release – Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc.

Kiwifruit Vine Health (KVH) Chief Executive, Barry ONeil, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) should be congratulated for taking the right action in turning back ships that have arrived at our ports carrying hundreds of unwanted pests. Over … Read more »

Labour’s 100 days fails farmers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labours first 100 days in Government has earnt it a dismal report card as far as farmers are concerned, Nationals Primary Industries spokesperson Nathan Guy says. Read more »

BOP business fined $12,000 for poor employment practises

Press Release – MBIE

A Labour Inspectorate investigation has found Ahead Limited, a business that provides labour to kiwifruit businesses, made several breaches to employment law. Read more »

NZ needs more water storage in a changing climate

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

The importance of water storage in helping provide a reliable supply of water for urban communities, and for food and energy production in a changing climate needs to be recognised, says IrrigationNZ. Read more »

NZ’s first avocado shipment arrives safely into China

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The first airfreighted consignment of fresh New Zealand avocados has arrived safely into China, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said today. Read more »

Work to begin on cutting-edge food research facility

Press Release – AgResearch

A new food research facility supporting the future of New Zealands exports has reached an important milestone, with a contractor appointed and the construction process to start next week. The $45m AgResearch and Massey University Food Science … Read more »

NZ and India building stronger horticultural relationships

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

A new partnership has been announced between New Zealand and the State of Himachal Pradesh under the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project which targets smallholder farmers in northern India. Read more »

Global demand for NZ kiwifruit creating regional growth opps

Press Release – ANZ Bank

The New Zealand kiwifruit sector is set for growth following 2017s record season and new development opportunities across the country, according to the ANZ Kiwifruit Insights paper. Read more »

Global demand for NZ kiwifruit creating regional growth

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

(+video) The New Zealand kiwifruit sector is set for growth following 2017s record season and new development opportunities across the country, according to the ANZ Kiwifruit Insights paper. Read more »

Green light for China opens up new export opportunities

Press Release – AVOCO

TAURANGA: February 1, 2018: Leading avocado export supply group AVOCO has welcomed this weeks announcement that New Zealand market access to China has been granted for the 2018-19 export season. Read more »

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