Michael Spaans elected new chair of DairyNZ

Press Release – DairyNZ

Waikato dairy farmer Michael Spaans has been elected the new chair of industry body DairyNZ at a special meeting of the board held this weekend. Read more »

Young Horticulturist competition 2015 Grand Final next week

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

The six finalists in this years Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 Competition will face off in the grand final showdown between small town New Zealand and the countrys big three cities in Auckland next week. Read more »

Kiwi arboricultural champions recognised

Press Release – New Zealand Arboricultural Association

The recent 2015 Asplundh New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) conference and Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championships in Nelson saw national champions announced and industry stalwarts celebrated. Read more »

Trade Sites Going Fast at The Summer Show

Press Release – Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society

With just on one month to go to the Whangarei A&P Summer Show, astute businesses need to act fast if they want a trade site at the Show this year. Read more »

EPA to consult on GMO regulations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to regulations on the definition of what is and is not a genetically modified organism (GMO) are needed to maintain the workability of the law on GMOs administered by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith … Read more »

The future of the horticultural industry?

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Could drones, apps and electrical tape measures feature in the future of the horticultural industry? Read more »

Increased rebate for DMS’ growers

Press Release – DMS

Bay of Plenty Kiwifruit management company, DMS, has announced it has increased its shareholder rebate for the 2015/2016 year by 10 cents to 30 cents for Grower shareholders, an increase that is attributed to increased profitability of the business. Read more »

Sir Brian Elwood awarded Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal

Press Release – Zespri

Last night Sir Brian Elwood was awarded the 2015 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal in recognition of the leadership he has displayed as chairman of industry regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ) over the past 10 years. The award was presented at an … Read more »

NZ First Opposes Government’s ETS Move on Farming

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First sees no need for any form of carbon tax or Emissions Trading Scheme on our primary producers, until such time that our major trading partners fully implement such measures. Read more »

Inaugural symposium showcases kiwifruit innovation

Press Release – Zespri

More than $35 million is invested in kiwifruit innovation each year and Zespris inaugural Kiwifruit Innovation Symposium in Mount Maunganui today will showcase leading science underway across the industry to a sold-out crowd. Read more »

FAR announces new North Island cropping event

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

North Island farmers are being invited to update their cropping knowledge at a new one-day field event on Thursday 10 December. The field day, run by FAR, is being held at FAR’s Northern Crop Research Site at Tamahere, near Hamilton. Read more »

Initial projections promising for One Plan implementation

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Over 60 nutrient management consents have been issued and nitrogen projections are looking positive for the Mangatainoka catchment according to a paper on One Plan implementation received by Horizons Regional Councillors today. Read more »

Art auction fundraiser for Mayoral Relief Fund

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

Mayor Annette Main says a fundraising auction currently being run by the Wanganui District Council is yet another example of the generosity being shown to our community. Read more »

Best sheep forward for Wairarapa lamb competition

Press Release – Gate to Plate

Gate-to-Plate organisers are urging local sheep farmers to start thinking about putting their best lamb forward for the three-way, best Wairarapa lamb contest lambs will be judged on the hoof, on the hook and on the plate to determine … Read more »

As predicted monarch butterflies at risk

Press Release – Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust

As predicted by the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust a few months ago, its a dire situation for New Zealands monarch butterflies Read more »

Principal sponsor of Young Farmer of the Year contest

Press Release – Young Farmers

FMG and New Zealand Young Farmers is pleased to announce the countrys leading rural insurer as the new principal sponsor of the Young Farmer of the Year contest. Read more »

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there …

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers, a national association of freshwater fishermen, expressed its disappointment, but not surprise, at yesterdays publication of ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015 detailing the continuing decline of NZs lowland water quality, … Read more »

Time for Authorities to Honestly Front up to Water Problems

Press Release – Outdoors Party

It is well nigh time for government, regional councils, Federated Farmers NZ and some farmers to recognise New Zealands growing freshwater crisis both in terms of quality and quantity says the newly formed NZ Outdoors Party. Read more »

Seeka submits insurance claim for Oakside fire fruit damage

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

Tauranga, October 21 – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries (NZX-SEK) has submitted a multi-million dollar insurance claim for fruit losses attributable to the fire that severely damaged its Oakside packing facility in Te Puke in March. Read more »

A MasterChef, Magic and Mayhem, Music and more

Press Release – Canterbury A and P Show

With only weeks to go until New Zealands largest community event, Canterbury A&P Show organisers have announced the entertainment line-up for this years Show. Read more »

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