US food guru to speak at horticulture conference

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017, on 14 July in Tauranga. Read more »

EPA bans toxic fungicides to keep Kiwi gardeners safe

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has issued a Red Alert notice following its decision to revoke four approvals for fungicide products used by Kiwi gardeners. Read more »

Good Autumn Conditions Benefit Rural Real Estate Market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 55 more farm sales (+14.4%) for the three months ended March 2017 than for the three months ended March 2016. Overall, there were 438 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

$30m investment in kiwifruit will boost Māori economy

Press Release – Te Tumu Paeroa

Te Tumu Paeroa, in partnership with Quayside Holdings, today announced a $30m investment programme to build 10 kiwifruit orchards on Mori land in the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne over the next 18 months. Read more »

Select Committee failed to identify the target

Press Release – New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to address illegal possession of forearms has fired at the wrong target, says Bill OLeary, President of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association. Read more »

McClay in talks to promote trade & investment with Malaysia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Malaysia today for high-level talks with Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed and to mark 60 years of successful bilateral relations between the two countries. Read more »

Changes at Colin Contracting

Press Release – Colin Contracting

After 23 years as owner manager of Colin Contracting, Colin Limmer has sold his business to Paul and Christine Donaghy. Colin will remain with the business as a director and advisor to the Donaghys and commented; Im very excited for Paul, given … Read more »

Q+A: Marama Fox interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Marama Fox interviewed by Corin Dann Mori Party warning over RMA changes: ignore iwi at your own peril Mori Party co-leader Marama Fox says this is a new New Zealand where we celebrate our diversity and sit at the table together … Read more »

NZ apple ‘Envy’ of others in USA

Press Release – T and G Global

American consumers have picked the New Zealand-born Envy apple as their favourite in a consumer competition run by the U.S Apple Association. Read more »

Victory Against Nick Smith’s Arrogant Power Grab

Press Release – GE Free Northland

Whangarei, Far North, and Auckland communities are delighted that the Maori Party have successfully blocked the Government’s attempt to pass controversial changes to the RMA that the Minister Nick Smith wanted to use to destroy valuable GE Free … Read more »

Commodity prices edge up in March on higher meat/wool prices

Article – BusinessDesk

April 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices edged higher in March as wool prices bounced from a slump and red meat continued to attract buyers. Read more »

New Zealand and Singapore to forge closer ties

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Singapore are to pursue an Enhanced Partnership that will significantly boost collaboration between the two countries, their Foreign Ministers, Hon Murray McCully, and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, announced today Read more »

Carrfields seeds produce second world record grain crop

Press Release – Carrfields

April 5 2017 An Ashburton farmers record-breaking wheat crop is the second world record grain yield to be produced from Carrfields seeds in two years. Read more »

RMA reform gets worse… again!

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Just as ACT warned last month , the National-Maori Party RMA deal has got even worse, reaching a botched compromise on genetic modification. Read more »

Transitional regulations made under the HSNO Act

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Were seeking submissions on a consultation paper for transitional regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. Read more »

Ashburton farming couple grow record-breaking wheat crop

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Monday, 3 April 2017 Ashburton farmers Eric and Maxine Watson have entered the renowned book of Guinness World Records after producing the worlds highest yielding crop of wheat. Read more »

Autumn’s fruitful harvest

Press Release – Five plus a day

The seasonal shift to autumn brings with it a new crop of great tasting and delicious fruit to enjoy. Read more »

Hamilton breakthrough helps farmers improve nitrogen loss

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates Hamilton company CRV Ambreed around its work in identifying a genetic variant which reduces nitrogen excreted in the urine of cows. Read more »

Maori King opens Seeka’s iconic new head office in Te Puke

Press Release – Seeka

Te Puke, 30 March – Seeka Ltds iconic new head office in the kiwifruit heartland of Te Puke was opened today by the Maori King, HM Kiingi Tuheitia. The ceremony was attended by Trade Minister Todd McClay and some 700 growers, local government officials … Read more »

Regions continue to grow strongly

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regions continue to grow strongly The latest regional growth statistics show 12 out of New Zealands 15 regions grew in the year to March 2016, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. The GDP statistics for New Zealands fifteen regions … Read more »

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