‘Real life’ scenarios focus of Ruataniwha meeting

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says real life scenarios presented by farmers with experience of irrigation is the focus of Tuesdays Its Now or Never Ruataniwha meeting, rather than theoretical economic models. Read more »

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Press Release – Nuffield Farm Scholarships

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Read more »

Chch’s Transition to the World’s Best Edible Garden City

Press Release – Edible Canterbury Expo

The Edible Canterbury Expo tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November, will showcase efforts to make Christchurch become the worlds best Edible Garden City. Edible Canterbury, the Christchurch City Council, community based organisations and local businesses … Read more »

Review of Biosolid Composter project

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Operations at the Biosolid Composter in Whitianga will cease in November while we take time to look at how we can improve its financial viability. A decision will be made by April 2015 as to whether to reinstate operations or decommission the plant. Read more »

3 Waters Report On Water Infrastructure

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released an issues paper Exploring the issues facing New Zealands water, wastewater and stormwater sector as part of its sector-led 3 Waters project. Read more »

Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

Opuha, Waimakariri farm environment plan template approved

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

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

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 »

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