Otago woman named NZ’s top young amenity horticulturist

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association

New Zealands top young amenity horticulturist has been found after an intense day of competition at the Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year event in Hamilton yesterday. Read more »

ANZ announces farm flood assistance package

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ today announced an assistance package to help dairy farmers in flood-hit Northland meet short-term cash requirements and get their farms back to full production. Read more »

Government Northland recovery assistance progressing well

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government expects to contribute millions of dollars in funding towards the Northland recovery and response costs, Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

Financial relief for Northland’s storm affected farmers

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ today announced a package to provide immediate financial relief for Northland farmers affected by last weeks storms. Read more »

Northland Medium Scale Adverse Event declared

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With Northlands storm now a Medium Scale Adverse Event , Federated Farmers is hoping Government will also support councils in the repair of local roads. Read more »

Ruapehu Excited by Economic Development Study

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) Mayor, Don Cameron, accompanied by Chief Executive, Peter Till, and Economic Development Manager, Warren Furner, attended the launch of governments Manawatu-Whanganui Growth Study project yesterday. Read more »

Brown Beetle Threat to Organic Vineyards

Press Release – Kono Beverages

The brown beetle (Costelytra zealandica) is a pest causing problems to vineyards that are committed to sustainability. Previously being kept under control by the use of insecticides, the beetle is causing havoc as more vineyards head towards organic … Read more »

Finalists of Consultant of the Year Awards announced

Press Release – Farmax

The judges have deliberated and the finalists have been selected for this years annual Farmax Consultant of the Year Awards. Read more »

Host proposals sought for Food Safety Science Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today invited seven organisations to participate in a Request for Proposals (RfP) to host the Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

Natural Habitats Wins at Landscapes of Distinction Awards

Press Release – Natural Habitats

Natural Habitats were thrilled to be presented with 15 Awards Saturday night at the bi-annual Landscape of Distinction Awards in Wellington. A successful project outcome is based on a team effort; we recognise that the whole should be greater … Read more »

First NZ tourism attraction to gain certification

Press Release – Te Puia

Rotoruas Te Puia became the first visitor attraction in New Zealand to have staff certified in rural skills today, with its Environment Team members presented with a National Certificate in General Skills Agriculture (Level 2) Primary Sector … Read more »

Scales to sell shares at $1.60, bottom of range, in IPO

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the fruit and vegetable logistics group, will sell shares at the bottom of its indicative range in a $148.8 million initial public offer. Read more »

Palmers Bethlehem retain coveted Store of Year title

Press Release – Palmers

Palmers excellence of their iconic garden stores and their products has been recognised in the annual Nursery and Garden Industry Association Awards, held in Tauranga last week. Read more »

Palmers marketing excellence recognised by NGIA awards

Press Release – Palmers

Palmers Franchise Systems excellence in the marketing of their iconic garden stores and their products has been recognised in the annual Nursery and Garden Industry Association Awards. Read more »

Top Chefs Do Amazing Things with Vegetables

Press Release – New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge

The winners of the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2014, a national competition celebrating the very best of fresh New Zealand vegetables were announced today. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall 0.9% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fourth straight month in June, led by apples, logs, whole and skim milk powder. Read more »

Website provides access to bioresource processing technology

Press Release – Bioresource Processing Alliance

The Bioresource Processing Alliances (BPA) new website provides a gateway to some of New Zealands top scientists, engineers and economic specialists in biological resource processing. Read more »

Seed Company Gains Organic Certification

Press Release – Kings Seeds

A Bay of Plenty business has just become New Zealands Largest Organically Certified Mail Order Seed Company. Kings Seeds have always lead the way when it comes to supplying gardeners the best range of seeds online and via their popular catalogue. After an … Read more »

Scientist’s Dire Warning about Destruction of Soil

Press Release – Joint Press Release

An international soil scientist is calling on the government to focus attention on the most important issue facing the world, soil quality. Dr John Baker says, while the issues of global warming and water and air quality are frequently debated, soil … Read more »

Unlabelled irradiated Australian tomatoes now on NZ shelves

Press Release – TomatoesNZ

New Zealanders are being urged to once again ask their retailer if their tomatoes have been treated with radiation, as large volumes of unlabelled irradiated Australian tomatoes hit local shelves. Read more »

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