Crown Irrigation Invests $165,000 in Northland

Press Release – Crown Irrigation Investments

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest $165,000 alongside the Northland Regional Council for the scoping of irrigation scheme options in the Northland region. Read more »

NZ farmers look to 2017 with optimism

Press Release – Rabobank

Confidence levels among New Zealands farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. Read more »

HortNZ says botched Waikato plan a disaster

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The Waikato Regional Council (WRC) should withdraw the entire notified Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1 to allow full and proper consultation, rather than slicing up the region, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Read more »

Maori Party RMA Deal Breaches Its Own Environment Policy

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

The Maori Partys deal with National over reforms to resource management breach the partys own policy to work towards a GE-Free New Zealand, the Soil & Health Association says. Read more »

Blueberries New Zealand Announces Celebrity Partnership

Press Release – Blueberries New Zealand

AUCKLAND, 2 December 2016: Blueberries New Zealand has teamed up with a record breaking athlete, to further pole vault this super fruits profile globally. Read more »

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

Press Release – AgResearch

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates. Read more »

Horticulture industry celebrates major successes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a new report showing a 40 per cent growth in horticulture export earnings since 2014. Read more »

Horticulture shows ‘spectacular’ growth

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture has experienced a spectacular 40 percent growth in export earnings since 2014, according to a new report, with tariffs on exported produce down by 22 percent since 2012. Read more »

SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. Read more »

Further submissions called for on plan

Press Release – Environment Southland

Further submissions to the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan are invited from 30 November to close of business on 19 December. Read more »

HortNZ celebrates 100 years of representing growers

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Today, Horticulture New Zealand celebrates 100 years of representing growers, with its foundations in the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation formed in 1916. Read more »

New Awards Celebrate NZ’s Outstanding Primary Produce

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Farmers and horticulturalists are being encouraged to enter new awards developed to celebrate New Zealands outstanding primary producer. The Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards , in partnership with leading lifestyle title NZ Life & … Read more »

Scientist recieves grant to develop ‘Hot Lime’

Press Release – KiwiNet

Dr.Vlatko Materi, a researcher at Callaghan Innovation and founder of Hot Lime Labs, is developing a CO2 capture material which can significantly boost glasshouse vegetable and flower yields. His work is rapidly advancing due to a $25,000 grant … Read more »

How the use of RPR will improve water quality in NZ

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

OVERSEER is a software tool widely used by New Zealand farmers and their advisors to tailor fertiliser use to optimise farm production while minimising environmental impacts. Read more »

Tractor sales bode well for New Zealand primary sector

Press Release – Tractor and Machinery Association

Sales of tractors are remaining relatively buoyant, demonstrating a positive outlook in the primary industry, says NZ Tractor and Machinery Association President, Mark Hamilton-Manns. Read more »

Application to import the herbicide Monument

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Keeping sports grounds, playing fields and golf courses weed free could get easier if plans to import a liquid turf herbicide are approved. Read more »

New Zealand’s sustainable wine production takes centre stage

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers Sustainable Because video has received three category nominations at this years Annual Taste Awards in Los Angeles, California. Read more »

Government decision on workers welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

The kiwifruit industry has welcomed the Governments announcement of an additional 1000 seasonal workers for the coming season. Read more »

Ngaruroro’s Water Conservation Order and the TANK Plan

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

HBRCs Regional Planning Committee today discussed the outstanding values of different parts of the Ngaruroro River and how best to protect them. Read more »

Increase in seasonal workers welcomed

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

An increase of 1,000 seasonal workers announced by Government today brings some welcome relief to the growing horticulture industry, says Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman. Read more »

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