Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Queen bee: The bee float in this years Blossom Parade highlighted the importance of these little critters. Read more »

Maximise Revenue by Keeping up Production, Says Pioneer

Press Release – Pioneer

Fonterras payout lift to $5.25/kgMS is great news for local farmers but management over the next few months will be critical to ensure business profitability is maximised, says Ian Williams, Forage & Farm Systems Specialist for Pioneer brand products. Read more »

River Restrictions Highlight Need for Water Storage

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Richard Prosser MP Spokesperson for Primary Industries 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 River Restrictions Highlight Need for Water Storage Read more »

Zespri sets out plan to replace chief executive Lain Jager

Article – BusinessDesk

Zespri International, the kiwifruit marketer, is to start the search for a new chief executive next year, with a plan to have the successful candidate in place for the start of 2018. Read more »

Zespri Board announces succession planning for new CEO

Press Release – Zespri

The Board of Directors of Zespri will start a search process next year to select a new Chief Executive Officer. The succession is being planned with a view to having the new CEO in place by the beginning of 2018. Read more »

TAMCO “proud” to be Northland’s sole finalist in Food Awards

Press Release – Northland Inc

For the Love of Tams tamarillo relish makers TAMCO are proud as punch to be named as Northlands sole finalist in the 2016 NZ Food Awards in just their second year of production. Read more »

Canterbury Drought Update – August 2016

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Many Canterbury rivers and streams have started the irrigation season already on restriction as a result of low rainfall. Read more »

Improved dairy sector expectations, farmer confidence surges

Press Release – Rabobank

Farmers expectations for their own business performance also improved, driven by sizeable improvement in expectations among dairy farmers Read more »

Study lays out West Coast growth opportunities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today released a detailed report on the economy of the West Coast that outlines significant potential to attract new investment and diversify the economy of the … Read more »

Pea-Brained MPI Raids Wairarapa Farm

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is asking why police were needed to back-up Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff raiding a Wairarapa farm suspected of breaching the regions pea-growing ban. Read more »

Record entry for the NZ Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Press Release – Olives New Zealand

International Judges to preside over record entry for the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards Read more »

Hemp Awareness week next week

Press Release – New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

The NZHIA are focused on raising the publics awareness of the legitimate, regulated industry which is set to massively benefit rural and regional New Zealand. Industrial hemp can provide, seed and fibre for all mediums of industry, from soap to 3D printing; … Read more »

Senior appointments in marketing and global supply

Press Release – Zespri

Zespri is pleased to announce the appointments of Jiunn Shih as General Manager Marketing based in Singapore and Sheila McCann-Morrison as General Manager Global Supply. Read more »

Start-up seeks investment for flour made from apple waste

Article – BusinessDesk

Scientists behind a nutrient-rich flour made from fermenting tonnes of fruit pulp normally sent to waste are seeking investment to help commercialise products from the technology. Read more »

Iwi congratulate Council for bold move to support rivers

Press Release – River Iwi Governors Group

Waikato and Waipa River iwi say they support Waikato Regional Councils decision today to publicly notify changes to the Regional Plan, which will help restore and protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa Rivers. Read more »

Bayer’s Monsanto deal to be closely watched by NZ farmers

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Bayer’s Monsanto deal to be closely watched by NZ farmers as agri-chemical players dwindle Read more »

New Zealand Farmer Collecting GLOBALG.A.P. Award for 2016

Press Release – Ranadi Plantation Partnership

Ranadi Plantation Partnership, along with three other farms, has been awarded the prestigous GLOBALG.A.P. award for 2016 . Chinese-Fijian New Zealander, Jodi Smith, Ranadis CEO, will leave for Amsterdam later this month to collect the award at … Read more »

Black Seed a Black Mark for Woeful Biosecurity

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is aghast at the amateurish way that the highly serious black-grass seed incursions in Canterbury have been handled by Biosecurity NZ. Read more »

Q and A: Chief executive of Landcorp, Steven Carden

Press Release – TVNZ

Producing More And More Milk Not New Zealands Future: Landcorp Head The chief executive of Landcorp, Steven Carden, on TV Ones Q+A programme says the business is reviewing all land conversions and looking for alternate uses for land that are … Read more »

‘New World Order’ for horticulture exports

Press Release – Rabobank

A new world order is emerging in the global fresh fruit and vegetable trade, according to a recently-released research report. And this will challenge New Zealands horticulture sector to position itself to compete and grow in the export markets … Read more »

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