Restricted fire season for Hastings District

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Hastings District will move to a restricted fire season on Monday 24th November. Read more »

CEO Successful Fellow

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust CEO Dr. Nick Edgar has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Read more »

Good News for Consumers From Commerce Commission Report

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the release of a Commerce Commission investigation concluding that Progressive Enterprises has not breached the Commerce Act in its dealings with suppliers. Read more »

Prices surging, but volumes steady in Rural Property Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were three fewer farm sales (-0.9%) for the three months ended October 2014 than for the three months ended October 2013. Read more »

Commission completes Countdown investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, the Commission does not believe that Progressive has breached any of the laws it enforces and it will not be taking any action against Progressive. Read more »

Reminder that new rules cover enforced privet removal

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Its the time of year when privet blossoms, potentially contributing to respiratory disorders such as hayfever. Waikato Regional Council is reminding people who think privet on a neighbours property is causing them these kinds of problems that new … Read more »

Grow your own with a hand from Ballance science

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With cashflows tight on dairy farms, pasture comes out on top as the cheapest feed source and getting the best grass for the least cost can be achieved with a hand from science. Read more »

Government must release text of South Korea trade deal

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should immediately release the text of the free-trade agreement (FTA) signed with South Korea, said the Green Party. Read more »

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ, South Korea conclude free-trade agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

Chance to represent NZ at Global Youth Ag-Summit

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Calling New Zealand youth with a passion for agriculture we want your ideas on how to feed a hungry planetand we want them now! Read more »

Frost-fighting gloves earn prize for innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association

A project to keep green fingers warm in cold Southern winters earned Otagos Sarah Fenwick a placing in yesterdays Young Horticulturist of the Year innovation awards and a $2,500 scholarship. Read more »

Patrick Malley Takes Out Young Horticulturist of the Year

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Whangarei kiwifruit grower, Patrick Malley, has taken out his third consecutive victory this year by winning the 2014 Young Horticulturist of the Year title at a ceremony in Auckland last night. Read more »

‘Young Grower’ wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

Press Release – Young Horticulturist Of The Year

Representing Horticulture NZ, Patrick competed with five other finalists, all under the age of 30, in the grand final competition. The winners were announced on the evening of Thursday 13 November in Auckland. Read more »

Fine weather for Show Day

Press Release – TDM Events

Fine weather is expected for the final day of the Canterbury A&P Show on Friday 14 November when over 60,000 people are expected to attend. Canterbury Anniversary Day is known throughout the region as peoples day at the Show. The official holiday … Read more »

Gisborne Farmers Market Still On

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Gisborne Farmers Market will still go ahead tomorrow morning Saturday 15. Road closures will be in place in Fitzherbert St and Stout St for the opening of the C Company Museum. Read more »

Crowdsourcing science to beat Psa

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Scientists are hoping that crowdsourcing knowledge from the international science community will help them find the answer to a lethal kiwifruit disease. Read more »

Government Freeze On Toxic Biotech Crops Urgently Needed

Press Release – GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ is calling on the government to place a moratorium on all new GE food applications, withdraw all existing GE foods and conduct studies on their safety, following tests showing toxicity to animals and humans. Read more »

Tasman growers facing major cleanup

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has visited hail-affected orchards in the Tasman region and says growers are coping well despite the damage caused last week. The massive hailstorm last Tuesday has caused a range of damage to approximately … Read more »

RSE employers praise seasonal work scheme

Press Release – Immigration NZ

Employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are praising it as meeting the needs of New Zealands horticulture and viticulture growers. Read more »

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