Farm Prices Steady but Sales Volumes Falling

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 70 fewer farm sales (-13.1%) for the three months ended February 2015 than for the three months ended February 2014. Overall, there were 464 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Association records another surplus

Press Release – Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association

The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association have released their Annual Report announcing results for the financial year ending 31 December 2014. Despite some poor weather on the Wednesday and Thursday of the 2014 Canterbury A&P Show, attendance … Read more »

South American beetle introduced to control weed

Press Release – Landcare Research

A tiny Chilean beetle has been introduced to New Zealand in a bid to control a weed that if left unchecked could potentially become as big a problem as gorse. Read more »

Food Safety Arrangement signed with Viet Nam

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Food Safety 19 March 2015 Media Statement Food Safety Arrangement signed with Viet Nam Read more »

‘Mini MBA’ for farmers – 2015 farm management program

Press Release – Rabobank

Often coined the mini MBA for farmers, the Rabobank Executive Development Program, which gives leading farmers from across New Zealand and Australia the opportunity to enhance their business management skills and take their enterprises forward, is … Read more »

Sweet success for Brancott Estate at the Easter Show

Press Release – Brancott Estate

16 March 2015 Sweet success for Brancott Estate at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 Brancott Estate Letter Series B Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was awarded the Trophy for Champion Sweet Wine at the Easter Show Wine Awards dinner on Saturday … Read more »

NZ apple growers help transform India’s apple industry

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Pipfruit New Zealand, the pipfruit growers’ organisation, is working on a plan to help revitalise a key part of Indias declining apple industry with the long-term aim of having a tariff-free window for Kiwi apple exports Read more »

TUANZ and RHAANZ welcome RBI2 announcements

Press Release – TUANZ

The announcements on the 12th March by the Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications in regards to the RBI2 and Mobile Blackspots programmes have been welcomed by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand and the Rural Health Alliance … Read more »

Industry support for seasonal workers from Vanuatu

Press Release – Seasonal Solutions

A co-operative which provides seasonal workers for the horticulture and viticulture industries says it is supporting more than 650 workers from cyclone-battered Vanuatu currently in New Zealand. Read more »

Switched on Gardener sold to global operator

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

Nationwide retail gardening chain Switched on Gardener, together with its associated company Hydroponic Wholesalers, has been sold to Melbourne based Dome Garden Supplies PTY Limited by way of tender through Bayleys Tauranga broker Brendon Bradley. Read more »

Queensland Fruit Fly: Operations update 12 12/3/15

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

There have been no further detections since the weekend (7/8 March). See Operations update 9 March 2015 / Read more »

New training programme with two young Maori cadets

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

Te Puke-headquartered Seeka Kiwfruit Industries (NZX-SEK) has launched a new three-year cadetship programme aimed at developing young people into future kiwifruit industry managers. Two new recruits into the programme are Levi Ryland and Brandon Cross from … Read more »

PMA Fresh Connections Returns to Melbourne

Press Release – PMA Australia-New Zealand

Pan-Produce Industry Partnerships, New Structure & Lower Prices Announced as PMA Fresh Connections Returns to Melbourne Read more »

Lincoln student in frontline of battle against stink bug

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln student in frontline of battle against stink bug In the wake of the Queensland fruit fly threat Lincoln University PhD student Laura Nixon is working hard to develop a weapon in the fight to stop another unwanted destructive pest, the brown marmorated … Read more »

Queensland Fruit Fly: Operations update 11

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

There have been no further detections since the weekend (7/8 March). See previous update. Read more »

Update 10: fruit fly larvae found in four properties

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Over the weekend (7/8 March), MPIs field laboratory detected Queensland fruit fly larvae in windfall fruit collected from two properties nearby to the original affected property. Read more »

A Week Until National Honey Week – NZ’s Sweetest Celebration

Press Release – Airborne Honey

The 2015 Airborne National Honey Week is one week away, kicking off on Monday 16 March. Tying in with the end of the New Zealand honey harvest, it will be a celebration of the countrys sweetest natural resource, with a particular emphasis on the versatility, … Read more »

Water Shortage Direction renewed for Opihi and tributaries

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

A fifth Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha has been amended effective from Friday March 6 for a further 10 days. Read more »

Seeka advises of post-harvest fire

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

TAURANGA, 5 March, 2015 Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd (NZX-SEK) advises that a significant fire occurred at its Oakside Post-Harvest site overnight. No people were injured in the fire that is understood to have taken hold around midnight on … Read more »

Farro Fresh Use Innovation To Overcome Fruit Fly Fiasco

Press Release – Farro Fresh

Passionate Kiwi artisan food champion, Farro Fresh is upping the ante against the Queensland Fruit Fly invasion by ensuring its customers can still get the Kiwi produce they want, whenever they want, in Grey Lynns quarantine zone. Read more »

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