New model predicts pasture response to nitrogen

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A new model that can more accurately predict pasture responses to nitrogen is now available for farmers throughout the country. Read more »

Future of horticulture industry looks bright

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

One of New Zealands top young vegetable growing talents will go head-to-head next month for the title of Young Grower of the Year 2014. Read more »

New Zealand Lifestyle Blocks: Planners Sprawl in Overdrive

Press Release – Hugh Pavletich

It seems there is a massive boom in ultra-low density urban development, commonly referred to as lifestyle blocks, if The New Zealand Herald article by Nikki Preston Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions is any guide. Ms Preston reports Read more »

UPDATE: Scales shares edge lower on NZX debut

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Scales shares edge lower on NZX debut raising $30M of new capital to repay debt Read more »

Scales shares edge up 0.6% on NZX debut

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Scales Corp increased 0.6 percent on their NZX debut in the fruit and vegetables logistics company’s $148 million initial public offer. Read more »

Address to Zespri AGM

Speech – New Zealand Government

Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry ladies and gentlemen. Read more »

Outstanding Success at LA Competition

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

New Zealands Outstanding Success at the 2014 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition Read more »

Masport Earns The Trust Of New Zealanders For A Third Year!

Press Release – Masport

2012, 2013 and now 2014 Masport has earned the trust of Kiwis once more by proudly scooping up the 2014 Readers Digest Most Trusted brand award in the Gardening Equipment category. Read more »

NZ Kiwifruit Growers Welcome Boost to Horticulture Industry

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) has welcomed the Governments plans to get more Kiwis into seasonal work, and its decision to increase the annual Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) cap to a total of 9000 workers. Read more »

NZ Pacific encouraged for new Seasonal Worker Scheme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Domestic Pacific workers can be as successful as overseas Pacific workers in the horticulture and viticulture industries says Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Mr Lotu-Iiga is encouraging employers to take up the New Zealand Seasonal … Read more »

How to take the anxiety out of farm succession planning

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Many farmers put succession planning into the too hard basket because of rising capital values, but its a crucial process that will be a lot less fraught with danger if family members are involved in the process, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwaths … Read more »

New season farm confidence survey report now available

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The formatted report for Federated Farmers 2014/15 New Season Farm Confidence survey is now available online by clicking here . Read more »

Boost for horticulture and viticulture industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced plans for a new programme aimed at getting more Kiwis into seasonal work, alongside an increase to the annual RSE cap. Mr Woodhouse says the need to … Read more »

Who will win the 2014 NZ Food Awards?

Press Release – Massey University

Will a South Island company finally take home the Supreme Award at this years NZ Food Awards? Or will the North Island continue its domination? Read more »

Prices, Sales Volume Continue To Rise in June Rural Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 70 more farm sales (+14.8%) for the three months ended June 2014 than for the three months ended June 2013. Overall, there were 544 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Full speed ahead for water agreements despite appeal

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company

The Hawkes Bay Regional Investment Company Limited (HBRIC Ltd) is reassuring farmers signing up to take water from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme that it is full speed ahead despite an appeal to the Board of Inquirys final decision on the scheme … Read more »

Back agriculture back our Roads

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Governments announcement to increase investment in our deteoriating rural roads, but has concerns at whether it will be enough. Read more »

Otago woman named NZ’s top young amenity horticulturist

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association

New Zealands top young amenity horticulturist has been found after an intense day of competition at the Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year event in Hamilton yesterday. Read more »

ANZ announces farm flood assistance package

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ today announced an assistance package to help dairy farmers in flood-hit Northland meet short-term cash requirements and get their farms back to full production. Read more »

Government Northland recovery assistance progressing well

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government expects to contribute millions of dollars in funding towards the Northland recovery and response costs, Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

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