Families who do crime together – expect to do time together

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday. Read more »

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Press Release – Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. Read more »

Exciting new Hastings Growers Market to start 29th November

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

Hastings District Council have today approved a road closure that will see the launch of a new Hastings City Growers Market every Saturday morning from 7am until 10.30am to be held in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. Read more »

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Press Release – BioGro

BioGro is New Zealands leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealands export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture … Read more »

Kiwifruit Claim Responds to Scaremongering Campaign

Press Release – The Kiwifruit Claim

Thirty percent of gold kiwifruit growers by volume are now pledged to participate in The Kiwifruit Claim, its chairman, John Cameron, said today. Over 15% of gold growers have already completed the sign-up process and paid their one-off capped … Read more »

Pet proof your garden

Press Release – Southern Cross Medical Care Society

With warmer temperatures and longer hours of daylight, spring and summer are when New Zealanders are most active in the garden unfortunately this can also coincide with an increase in dog accidents. Read more »

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country’s biggest kiwifruit grower, sees annual profit growth of up to 11 percent and is planning to expand its capacity in coming years as kiwifruit crops recover from the outbreak of the Psa-V … Read more »

Waikato scientists uncovering the secrets of mānuka trees

Press Release – University of Waikato

The results of a University of Waikato study surveying the flowers of mnuka trees around the North Island has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Read more »

New Coolstores Under Construction In Te Puke

Press Release – Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd

$3.5 million worth of new coolstore space is being built in Te Puke as Trevelyans Pack and Cool Ltd prepare to handle a record kiwifruit crop from orchardists who are putting the Psa crisis behind them. Read more »

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China’s Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter. Read more »

ESR Reports No Help to Gastro Bug Investigation

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand is not surprised the ESR reports released today into the recent outbreak of Yersinia pseudo tuberculosis do little to fur ther the discovery of the source of the illness. Read more »

‘Devil’s tongue’ lilies put on smelly double-act

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Two devils tongue lilies are making their evil presence felt by flowering together and doubling the stench of rotting meat in the Wellington Botanic Gardens Begonia House. Read more »

Source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak unconfirmed

Press Release – United Fresh

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release 16 October 2014 Source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak remains unconfirmed Read more »

Rural Property Market Prepares For Spring

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were five more farm sales (+1.5%) for the three months ended September 2014 than for the three months ended September 2013. Overall, there were 347 farm sales in … Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly – October 2014

Press Release – Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Read more »

Media Release – Collaboration Delivers Planting Event

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

Collaboration was the key ingredient in a planting event that took place in Northland in September, where NZ Landcare Trust, local councils, a farmer and members of the local community all pulled together. While this planting work was part of the Trust’s … Read more »

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis – update 10/10/2014

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Some foods have been consumed by a significant proportion of those who have become ill. However they are foods that are also regularly consumed by people who are not ill. There is no single food that has been consumed by 100% of the cases. Read more »

Rural Contractors question machinery and parts costs

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand is questioning the high cost of machinery and parts that contractors and farmers are currently paying. RCNZ President, Steve Levet says with the falling forecast milk price for the coming season dairy farmers are going … Read more »

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