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Vodafone upgrades rural internet connections for Pāmu

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Vodafone provides improved internet connectivity to over 300,000ha of farmland, allowing New Zealands largest pastoral farming company to run its business more efficiently. The Rural Connect Project sees Vodafone successfully bringing fast and reliable internet … Read more »

Young Farmer of the Year contest to undergo major overhaul

Press Release – New Zealand Young Farmers

New Zealands longest-running agricultural contest the FMG Young Farmer of the Year is set to undergo a major overhaul. The revamp is designed to entice more women to enter the iconic contest and to help showcase the countrys food story. As part … Read more »

Apple and stonefruit industry members seek clarity

Press Release – Catalyst Communications

Following MPIs revised directions issued under s122 of the Biosecurity Act, the affected apple and stonefruit industry group is taking some time to fully review the new directions and the accompanying testing plan. Read more »

Kiwifruit, apple exporters help drive 2.6% growth in trade

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s wholesale trade expanded for a 10th straight quarter, with strong sales for fruit exporters underpinning the gain. Read more »

Fruit exports boost wholesale trade in June quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Fruit exports drove wholesale trade sales up in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Waimea dam decision good news for Tasman

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

The decision by Tasman District Council to support a revised funding proposal to enable the Waimea community dam to proceed is good news for the district, says IrrigationNZ. Read more »

Revised Waimea Community Dam funding model

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Waimea Community Dam project will continue, thanks to a revised funding proposal that reduces the cost and risk to ratepayers of proceeding. Read more »

Apple and stonefruit industry members disappointed

Press Release – Kerry Sixtus

With one minute before the 5:00pm deadline set by the High Court, MPI has issued revised directions to the affected apple and stonefruit industry members, under s122 of the Biosecurity Act. Read more »

EPA: Views sought on new fungicide to protect arable crops

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application by Bayer New Zealand Limited to approve a fungicide called Vimoy Iblon for use in New Zealand to protect cereal crops. The fungicides active ingredient isoflucypram, has not yet been approved … Read more »

Fruit industry questions future as deadline approaches

Press Release – Catalyst Communications

The clock is ticking on the High Court deadline (5pm today), and apple and stonefruit industry members are still waiting to hear from MPI regarding proposed directives. Read more »

Industry members await new directives from MPI

Press Release – Catalyst Communications

Apple and stonefruit industry members are waiting on new directives from MPI which will determine the fate of over 48,000 apple and stonefruit trees. The initial directive, issued by MPI under Section 116 of the Biosecurity Act was deemed unlawful by the … Read more »

Demand Brewing for Former Large-Scale Hop Production Farm

Press Release – Bayleys

A major agricultural operation which has previously produced one of New Zealands most exported high value yet little-known crops has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

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