Society Applauds Proposed NZ-Wide Risk Assessment

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The Wise Response Society is heartened to see that Labour’ just released Climate Change policy includes formal support for the Society’s call for a New Zealand-wide Risk Assessment. The Green Party has also formally acknowledged support for the Wise … Read more »

Kauri dieback meetings

Press Release – Kauri2000

Coromandel and Western Bay of Plenty residents are being urged to support meetings in Whangamata, Thames, Coromandel and Whitianga this weekend aimed at establishing a network of local groups to protect kauri in the Coromandel and Kaimai Ranges. Read more »

Seeka more than doubles 1H profit on Opac sale gains

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the fruit grower and coolstore and packhouse operator, more than doubled first-half profit as challenging trading conditions and rising costs were offset by gains from the sale of its cornerstone … Read more »

Plant & Food Research scientists honoured

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 August 2014 Two of Plant & Food Researchs most preeminent scientists were awarded one of the highest honours in horticultural science earlier this week. Ross Ferguson and Ian Ferguson (no relation) were made Fellows … Read more »

Farm Investment Insight: China

Press Release – MyFarm

In this edition, Andrew Watters examines the market for New Zealand’s dairy and meat products in China and concludes that demand and opportunities will continue to grow. Read more »

Sproutman sells out to Golden Arches supplier

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) – A leading New Zealand supplier of fresh salad leaves and associated fresh produce, Snapfresh, has sold its burgeoning retail relationship with New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains to US-owned Golden State Foods, a global … Read more »

Northland fruit grower wins national title

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Patrick Malley from Northland was crowned Young Grower of the Year 2014 last night at the Rydges Latimer in Christchurch. Read more »

Migrant dairy worker survey highlights procedure hole

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employments (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the Federation is … Read more »

South Coastal Canterbury water management recommendations

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

The communitys recommendations for water quality and quantity in the South Coastal Canterbury area have been received by Environment Canterbury Commissioners at its Council meeting on Thursday August 7. Read more »

ORC seeking community involvement in groundwater decisions

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

A groundwater management workshop in Ranfurly which was to have been held last month is now on next week. The ORC-hosted workshop had to be re-scheduled from July 21 because of heavy snowfalls in the district. It is now being held on Thursday August … Read more »

FOMA begins survey on Te Ture Whenua Māori reform

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Mori Authorities (FOMA) has today launched an online survey for its members to seek their views on the proposed changes to Te Ture Whenua Mori Act 1993, and to gain further understanding of what resources are needed to improve … Read more »

Govt funding for Tasman water sediment project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $120,000 for a project run by Tasman District Council to control erosion and sediment going into waterways. Read more »

Labour’s water crusade

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking why the Hon David Cunliffe is talking about helping regional economies on one hand, while announcing new taxes on those same regions to knock them back on the other. Read more »

The importance of ‘nutrient efficiency’

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Winter and early spring are when nutrients whether introduced as fertiliser or produced by stock – are most at risk of getting lost from farms. Read more »

Turners & Growers 1H profit falls 39%, one-off events blamed

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany’s BayWa, reported a 39 percent drop in first-half earnings, saying profitability had been hurt by a series of one-off events including a supply shortage. Read more »

Guy: Pipfruit New Zealand’s annual conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Today I want to say a few words about my portfolio, and on some of the big challenges and opportunities facing your industry. Read more »

Labour attacks rural NZ, continues anti-jobs agenda

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams says Labours water tax is a pointed attack on rural New Zealand and small businesses that operate there. Labour is suggesting that rural New Zealand should pay taxes that no other New Zealander has to pay and … Read more »

United front on yellow bristle grass

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Key agencies and organisations in Taranaki are pooling their efforts to confront the threat to agriculture posed by yellow bristle grass (YBG). Read more »

Our five regional finalists have been found

Press Release – Young Viticulturist of the Year

It has taken 6 weeks, in four winegrowing regions, with over 45 budding viticulturists applying and now we are down to our five regional finalists that will compete in the Grand Final of the Young Viticulturist of the Year 2014. Read more »

Spray season begins for kiwifruit growers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The spray season for kiwifruit growers starts this month, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working with the industry to minimise spray drift. Read more »

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