Govt backing for Waikato freshwater project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced funding of $135,000 towards a project run by Waikato Regional Council to better understand and overcome the barriers farmers face in reducing contaminants running off their land into water ways. Read more »

$150,000 for Marlborough freshwater project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will provide $150,000 to support the set-up of an e-planning system to enable efficient water allocation in Marlborough, Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

Compac Sorting Equipment win prestigious international award

Press Release – Compac Sorting Equipment

Tuesday 2 September 2014, Auckland Compac Sorting Equipments success as a world leader in horticulture postharvest technology has recently been recognised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Compac was awarded the inaugural … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

Be Good to Bees Because … September is Bee Aware Month

Press Release – National Beekeepers Association

September is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is urging all Kiwis to promote and protect the New Zealand bee population. Read more »

High value fungi may offer new industry for NZ

Press Release – Plant and Food Research

1 September 2014 Scientists could open up new opportunities for the New Zealand forestry industry following recent research into the cultivation and commercialization of two edible fungi crops: saffron milk cap (Lactarius deliciosus) and Bianchetto truffle … Read more »

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have found about 400 stolen avocados at a Whangarei address following a search warrant this morning. Read more »

Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The National Science Challenge New Zealands Biological Heritage Ng Koiora Tuku Iho is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the countrys biodiversity, improve our biosecurity, and … Read more »

Growing a nation of gardeners

Press Release – Goode PR

29 August 2014 Growing a nation of gardeners – NZ Gardener celebrates 70 years in print Read more »

Scales first-half profit falls on European apple price fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the listed fruit and vegetables logistics company, said first-half profit fell 22 percent from a year earlier, reflecting lower apple prices and the one-off costs of its NZX listing. Read more »

New regional pest management plan now operative

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Councils new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. Read more »

iAgri reaches ground Xero

Press Release – I-Agri Technology

Xerocon Australia 2014 proved to be the perfect launch pad for iAgri, the agri-add on partner for Xeros farm accountancy solution. Read more »

Manuka honey sector gets boost with trial expansion

Press Release – Landcorp

The lucrative Manuka honey healthcare market is set to expand after New Zealands largest farmer, Landcorp Farming, announced itll be planting an additional 93 hectares of mnuka honey trees. Read more »

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 »

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