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Support Local Organics Out West

Press Release – Brendan Hoare

The fastest growing mutli-food sector in the world is organic and part of this growth is the consumers desire for local food. Read more »

Kiwifruit Industry’s big push for Seasonal Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Labour shortage likely for BOP kiwifruit industry in 2019 Kiwifruit Industry launches attraction campaign for pickers and packers New Labour Coordinator role for BOP kiwifruit industry formed with support from the Provincial Growth Fund, the Ministry of Social … Read more »

New role may alleviate kiwifruit labour shortage

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand kiwifruit growers’ association says it has gained support from the governments Provincial Growth Fund and the Ministry of Social Development to employ a labour coordinator to try to alleviate an expected … Read more »

NZ Yarn welcomes Hemp New Zealand as new strategic partner

Press Release – NZ Yarn

December 13 2018 NZ Yarn Ltd, a world-leading producer of New Zealand wool yarns for the global soft flooring market, is pleased to announce a major new strategic shareholder and business partner: Hemp New Zealand Ltd. Read more »

Food prices ease in November: buy your strawberries now

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in November, driven by a seasonal fall in fruit and vegetables. The biggest fall was strawberries, with prices tumbling 33 percent on the month and 5 percent compared to this time last year. Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 12/12/18

Press Release – NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased during the past week due to lower than average rainfall for this time of year. While decreases were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable change over the past week occurred in … Read more »

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers thanks the Justice Minister Andrew Little over his quick moves to protect farmers from livestock rustlers. Read more »

The real work begins on the Medical Cannabis scheme

Press Release – MCANZ

MCANZ is delighted at the historic achievement of a solid commitment to produce Medical Cannabis in New Zealand, and is grateful for the amendments that were introduced broadening the scope of the compassionate clause, clarifying a more therapeutic whole … Read more »

Campaign Congratulates Medicinal Cannabis Activists

Press Release – Cannabis Referendum Coalition

The expected passage of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill this evening has been hailed as a victory for grassroots campaigning, by the #makeitlegal campaign group the Cannabis Referendum Coalition. Read more »

Medicinal Cannabis Bill a welcome step forward

Press Release – NUBU

11 December 2018 – New Zealand medicinal cannabis-based products company NUBU Pharmaceuticals says the passing of The Misuse of Drugs (Medical Cannabis) Amendment Bill today is a welcome step forward in addressing patient need in New Zealand. Read more »

Medicinal cannabis producer welcomes new law passed today

Press Release – Zeacann

New Zealand cannabis company Zeacann is welcoming the The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill which has just passed its third reading in parliament. Read more »

Dairy farmers pack a sad as horticulturalists cheer up

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Farmers are becoming increasingly pessimistic about economic conditions in the year ahead with government policy concerns, falling commodity prices and rising costs being key reasons, according to Rabobanks latest survey. Read more »

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