Awards Help Hort Newbies Climb Steep Learning Curve

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Horticultural newcomers Patrick and Rebecca Malley say entering the Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a great way to build knowledge. Read more »

Putting a spring in production

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Spring is a key time when it comes to fertilising pasture and farmers need to take a considered approach to help protect the environment and their bottom line profits. Read more »

Food prices rise 0.3 percent in August

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 0.3 percent in August 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise follows a 0.7 percent fall in July and a 1.4 percent rise in June. Read more »

Turners & Growers enters Chilean JV to grow grapes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Turners & Growers, the fruit marketer majority owned by Germany’s BayWa, has entered a joint venture with Unifrutti Chile to grow and export Peruvian grapes. Read more »

Study of South American Agriculture Good Reading

Press Release – Farm Environment Trust

A report produced by Gordon Stephenson trophy-winners Craige and Roz Mackenzie gives a fascinating insight into South American agriculture, says Simon Saunders, acting chair of the NZ Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust. Read more »

Greens misguided – fencing, planting will not solve nitrates

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Riparian fencing and planting are not the total solution to nitrate run off, said ACT Rural Spokesman Don Nicolson. Read more »

Coasters nervous about a dry start to spring

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Nervous West Coast farmers are hoping meteorologists are right that a rainmaker is close at hand, with no more than 1 millilitre (mls) falling at Westport over the past 23 days. Read more »

Important season for black-grass eradication

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

Dry spells take hold in South Island

Press Release – NIWA

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues. A dry spell is defined as a period of 15 days or more with less than 1mm of rain on any one day. Read more »

Important season for black-grass eradication

Press Release – Joint Press Release

With the second season of black-grass operations about to begin, continued vigilance this spring and summer will be crucial to stop the noxious weed from establishing in Mid-Canterbury, says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

Hemp biofuel key to Environmental Policy

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

It is the only party with a policy that can replace most petroleum products with biofuel, produced locally. Read more »

Spring into good health with 5+ A Day

Press Release – 5 Plus A Day

Springs wide selection of vibrant produce makes it easy for Kiwis to create healthy, tasty and affordable meals. Read more »

GNS Science Report on Waimarino Plains Water Issues

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is seeking feedback on an Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science) report that reviews the options for future water supply in the Waimarino. Read more »

Now’s the time to look for rooks

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Councils best asset in its fight to eliminate rooks are the thousands of eyes and ears already on the ground. Read more »

Wholesale sales lift in June quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Seasonally adjusted total sales increased 1.8 percent in the latest quarter, after a 0.2 percent fall in the March 2014 quarter. Read more »

10 years of trading and better than ever!

Press Release – Project Lyttelton

This coming Saturday 6th September the Lyttelton Farmers Market will celebrate its 9th Birthday meaning it has been trading for 10 years! Come and join in the celebrations and help sing happy birthday to a much loved market. Read more »

Taxpayer Awards the Polluter

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The National party announced it will spend $200 million of taxpayers and ratepayers money to buy stream side land on dirty dairy farms. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has consistently demanded the Government stop paying the polluters to pollute … Read more »

Time Has Come for Sensible Cannabis Laws

Press Release – Internet MANA

Internet MANA wants a complete review of New Zealand drug laws, with an immediate focus on cannabis law reform. Read more »

the state of our environment | August 2014

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Apart from temperatures being pretty bleak through August, we otherwise fared from pretty good to fabulous. Although August felt awfully grim there were a number of positives – we were pretty much dead-eye dick on normal August rainfall, spookily … Read more »

Seeka offers kiwifruit growers share incentive for supply

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the fruit grower and coolstore and packhouse operator, is looking to secure kiwifruit supply over the next three years by offering growers shares in return for exclusive supply from their orchards. Read more »

« Previous PageNext Page »