NZ Farmer Confidence Down from Record High, but Still Robust

Press Release – Rabobank

Net rural confidence remains at elevated levels, but has fallen from the record high of last quarter. Read more »

Rural Market Waits for Spring Sunshine

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 82 fewer farm sales (-20.9%) for the three months ended August 2017 than for the three months ended August 2016. Overall, there were 311 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two Large Rivers

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Huge Turn Out Expected in Hawkes Bay for a Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two of Its Largest Rivers A large convoy of tractors, trucks, utes and cars will converge from Hastings and Napier to Clive tomorrow for a large Rally in Hawkes … Read more »

Confusion Reigns on Labour Party’s ‘No New Taxes’ Pledge

Press Release – IrrigationNZ

Confusion reigns on ‘no new taxes’ pledge as water tax WOULD be introduced this term Read more »

Hayward kiwifruit at risk from climate change

Press Release – NIWA

The most commonly grown variety of kiwifruit around Te Puke will not be commercially viable in the area by the end of the century, say scientists. Read more »

Water tax still on the table, but detail still missing

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

While Labour has released some more detail about its tax plans today, water tax remains on the table to be introduced in its first term in Government and critical detail around that remains missing, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman … Read more »

Science and technology the answer to water quality

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Using science and technology to inform sustainable farming practices and reduce adverse environmental impacts will have better outcomes than taxes will, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Read more »

Kiwifruit growers can’t sue over Psa damage, Crown’s QC

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – A group of kiwifruit growers claiming that negligence by the Ministry for Primary Industries allowed the Psa virus into New Zealand in 2009 isn’t legally able to make a damages claim and is wrong about where the virus began, … Read more »

Water Conservation Orders Should Be Abolished Says Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling for Water Conservation Orders (WCO) to be abolished because they are no longer relevant and a relic of the past. Read more »

Blossoming Kerepehi Flower Hothouse Business for Sale

Press Release – Bayleys

One of New Zealands most productive chrysanthemum hothouse nurseries has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

China: strong consumer demand in a changing landscape

Press Release – Zespri

China: strong consumer demand in a changing landscape The Bay of Plenty business community and kiwifruit industry took the opportunity today to hear about the changes afoot for agribusiness in China from some high-profile experts in this field, along … Read more »

Zespri optimistic about 2018 season

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri, New Zealand’s statutory kiwifruit exporter, is optimistic about the 2018 season after some growers saw weakness in 2017, with plans to continue global expansion. Read more »

Record 2016/17 season recounted at Zespri AGM

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri reported to around 500 grower-shareholders today at its Annual Meeting on a record 2016/17 season, with global sales up 19 percent from last season to $2.26 billion on the back of exceptionally high yields. Read more »

Scales Corporation Reaffirms Full Year Earnings Guidance

Press Release – Scales Corporation Ltd

Scales Corporation Limited (NZX:SCL) today reaffirmed full year EBITDA guidance of between $55 million and $62 million after reporting its half year results for the six months to 30 June 2017 ( 1H17 ). Read more »

Medical examinations easier in Vanuatu thanks to Fund

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Kiwifruit Industry Community Support Fund Inc donates digital radiology equipment to the Vanuatu Ministry of Health Up to 2,000 RSE workers can use a new radiology service in Santo Read more »

Brand recognition for Gisborne winery

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

Extra recognition for their business has astounded Gisborne vineyard owners Geoff and Nicola Wright since their award win at the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Police seek info following Eastern District avocado thefts

Press Release – New Zealand Police

There have been a number of instances in Eastern District recently where avocados have been stolen and then sold on Facebook. Read more »

NZ First Deplores Govt’s Manuka Honey Wrecking Ball

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

NZ First Deplores Govts Manuka Honey Wrecking Ball New Zealand First deplores the governments wrecking ball approach to manuka honey authentication. This authentication process began over three years ago and is now being delayed till the … Read more »

Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Farmers in Ashburton are not the only group that has been threatened by Labour over its water tax, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Woman Wins Young Grower of the Year

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this years Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke. Read more »

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