Gold for Waikato at Global Tea Championships

Press Release – Zealong

Mayor Allan Sanson of the Waikato District Council joined Zealong in celebrating their recent triumph at 2017 Global Tea Championship Fall in Colorado, USA. The Estates Black and Oolong tea bags received gold first-place honours in their respective … Read more »

Ara primary industries restructure

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterburys proposal to restructure Primary Industries programmes is designed to adjust provision to align with industry demands, Chief Executive Kay Giles said. Read more »

Urgent Question – Myrtle Rust Incursion

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR (LabourWest Coast – Tasman) to the Minister for Primary Industries : What action has the Minister initiated to alert the public to the serious threats from the biosecurity incursion of myrtle rust identified near Kerikeri? Read more »

Myrtle Rust a Disaster Kiwis Can Help to Defeat

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

New Zealand First is amazed that the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy did not use a Ministerial Statement to ask that 4.7 million New Zealanders join the effort to locate incursions of the plant pest Myrtle Rust. Read more »

Two young NZers chosen to help address global food security

Press Release – Bayer NZ

Auckland 4 May 2017 Two forward-thinking and passionate young women have been selected to represent New Zealand at a summit focused on solving one of the worlds most important issues how to feed a growing population. Read more »

Response underway following myrtle rust find

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A biosecurity response is underway after the detection of myrtle rust on mainland New Zealand for the first time, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced today. Read more »

Last Chance to Secure Early Bird Places

Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Food processors, exporters and producers have days left to secure Early Bird places at FOOD INTEGRITY 2017, the conference exploring how to keep New Zealands food exports safe. Read more »

Advantage of NZ’s GE-Free Export Positioning

Press Release – GE Free New Zealand

The ability for regions to declare themselves GE-Free in crops, forestry, and grasses won with the support of the Maori Party is a marketing advantage. Read more »

Regional race is on to be Rural Ambassador of the Year

Press Release – Harcourts

We are one step closer to finding New Zealands Rural Ambassador of the Year for 2018. Read more »

NZ Olive Oil Scoops Medals at International Competitions

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

Winners in two prestigious international Olive Oil competitions have just been announced and New Zealand features in both. In the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), which is arguably the largest of international Olive Oil Competitions, … Read more »

Environmentally friendly shift needed for primary industry

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

More young Kiwis are needed to roll up their sleeves and help save New Zealand’s environment, particularly our waterways, by participating in careers that expand horticulture as the higher value land use activity of choice. This needs to be given … Read more »

Farming Profitably within Environmental Limits

Press Release – AgriSea New Zealand Ltd

Dr Christine Jones – international authority on soil health and profitable farming systems will be back in New Zealand by popular demand following a successful tour in 2015 The International Year of Soils, where she ran seven workshops speaking … Read more »

Winners of Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Announced

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Absolute NZ Meat is the Supreme Winner of the inaugural Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2017. Their winning product Absolute Angus Porterhouse was named alongside seven category winners representing horticulture, aquaculture, cheesemaking, butchery … Read more »

Primary Producers Big Winners in Awards

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Seven of the nine accolades delivered tonight at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2017 recognised the country’s agriculture and horticulture industries. Read more »

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 »

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