RWNZ calls for increased rural telecommunications funding

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) has lodged a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on its review of the Telecommunications Act. Read more »

Tomato industry signs Agreement on biosecurity

Press Release – TomatoesNZ

Tomatoes New Zealand Incorporated today signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at Parliament with the Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries in attendance. Read more »

Tomato industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The tomato industry has become the ninth industry partner to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. Read more »

Call for Dr. Smith’s resignation

Press Release – GE Free NZ

05/09/2016 Call for Dr. Smiths resignation. The scaremongering and misrepresentation of the Auckland Unitary councils long term plan shows that Dr. Nick Smith is deliberately twisting and misrepresenting the facts, and raising fears that important medical … Read more »

Local councils, medical trials and GMOs

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Medical trials involving genetically modified vaccines and other GM treatments will still be allowed under planning changes Auckland and three other local councils are making. Read more »

IrrigationNZ congratulates irrigators on 100% compliance

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates the irrigating community for achieving Environment Canterburys 100% target for water metering across Canterbury. Read more »

Irrigation study could help make ‘massive difference’

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Drought has cost Northland dearly in recent years, but a new study shows more than 90,000 hectares of it could potentially be irrigated offering greater protection from dry weather and contributing millions to the local economy. Read more »

New Zealand Food Awards 2016 unveils the top of the crop

Press Release – New Zealand Food Awards

The top contenders from New Zealands food and beverage industry have been announced, with 65 products developed by 63 companies named as finalists in the New Zealand Food Awards, in association with Massey University. Read more »

Important decisions due for Waikato and Waipa river plans

Press Release – Healthy Rivers – Plan for Change

Important decision times are approaching for a groundbreaking, multi-million dollar regional plan change process aimed at restoring and protecting the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers. Read more »

Zespri cuts forecast 2017 profit, grower returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has reduced its forecast 2017 profit and some grower returns for the current season because increased crop volumes for the Green variety are weighing on prices. Read more »

Rural women isolated and relying on social media: report

Press Release – Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme

Rural women say isolation is the most significant issue in their lives and traditional rural womens groups are unable to fill that void. Read more »

Government and Council must walk away from Ruataniwha Dam

Press Release – Green Party

Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) needs to take the hint that the Ruataniwha Dam is doomed, now that theres no longer anywhere to store the water, the Green Party said today. Read more »

High Court ruling on GE a win for democracy

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

The High Court has today upheld the ruling that regional councils do have the right to decide on the provisions, policies, and rules regarding the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their region. Read more »

Seeka purchases Kiwi Crush™ and Kiwi Crushies™ product range

Press Release – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries

Seeka announces the purchase of the Kiwi Crush and Kiwi Crushies product ranges from Vital Food Processors Ltd. Read more »

Growth continuing for horticulture as cherry sector booms

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

New Zealands traditional horticulture industry is set to maintain its success as the buoyant sector continues to grow exports. Alistair King, Crowe Horwaths horticulture specialist says, The numbers are stacking up to support this and … Read more »

Māori land programme boosts productivity and profitability

Press Release – Mana Whenua Project

Mori land trustees can now sharpen their business skills and increase the productivity and profitability of their land with the help of a specially developed decision-support programme. Read more »

Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. Read more »

Substantial Hawke’s Bay winery operation goes on the market

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

Media Release 29.8.2016 Substantial Hawkes Bay winery operation goes on the market for sale Read more »

Organic Boxes introduces Direct Harvest

Press Release – Organic Boxes

Wellington’s leader in Certified Organic home delivery is breaking new ground by effectively bringing ‘pick your own produce’ to your kitchen. Read more »

WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Press Release – WellSouth

Southern Primary Health Provider WellSouth has been recognised at TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Services Awards) in Auckland this morning. Read more »

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