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Otago landowners help control TB through levy

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:17:51 +1200 | TBfree New Zealand

Consultation with Otago landowners over the levy for the region’s bovine tuberculosis (TB) control programme has gathered positive responses. More >>

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Ita’s rain

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:31:48 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Drought-hit Northland farmers miss Cyclone Ita’s rain While the South Island has received so much rain that it is now posing problems for crop harvest and pasture growth ahead of winter, the worst drought affected parts of Northland received very ...More >>

Board appointed to steer Economic Development Strategy

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:26:30 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

A board largely made up of local business leaders has been appointed to help steer Horowhenua's Economic Development Strategy. More >>

Summit On Food Security, ‘Blue Economy’ Urges Action

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:36:59 +1200 | UN News

Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands.More >>

Three challenging numbers

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:48:28 +1200 | Federated Farmers

There has been a lot of discussion recently about New Zealand’s meat industry. We all want more profitable and sustainable farming. Meat farmers have been concerned that their gross incomes are a bit lower than dairy farmers on similar sized farms. ...More >>

Rain sparks recovery but things remain fragile

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:57:39 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Recent rain in Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting today of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard.More >>

Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:55:00 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon. More >>

Farm Manager Finalists Milking 5000 Cows

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:53:58 +1200 | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The eleven 2014 New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year finalists are together managing 5200 cows producing more than two million kilograms of milksolids. More >>

Great turnout for last Regional Final

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:43:56 +1200 | ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Crowds gathered at the Mackenzie Showgrounds in Fairlie Monday 21 April for the final stop of the AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg competition series. More >>

Get Your Entried In For NZ's First Gaia Awards

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:49 +1200 | Biological Farmers Inc

Over recent months, the debate on water quality has reached boiling point with reports and commentary from prominent figures such as Dr Jan Wright Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Sir David Skegg President of the Royal Society of New Zealand ...More >>

Leading businessman announced as Lincoln Hub chair

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:36:20 +1200 | Lincoln University

Another milestone in the development of a national agricultural hub at Lincoln has been reached with the appointment of a chair. More >>

Rural Contractors NZ hits the road during May

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:35:16 +1200 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) will be updating its members on the latest changes in health and safety, transport and employment laws – as well as other topics – in a series of roadshows being held around the country during May.More >>

Ten Farming Ambassadors Hailed In Environment Awards

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:57:31 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment awards

The Ballance Farm Environment Awards have finished another successful year, with Supreme winners from 10 regions recognised for their outstanding contribution to agricultural sustainability.More >>

The lights will go out

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:52:51 +1200 | BayBuzz

So says Regional Council chairman Fenton Wilson, lamenting the Board of Inquiry’s decision to require serious environmental protection for the Tukituki catchment. More >>

Collins’ memory recovery raises further concern

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:46:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins sudden memory of briefing the New Zealand Ambassador to China about her dinner with a Chinese border official and her husband's fellow Oravida directors raises further concerns about exactly what was discussed, Labour MP Grant Robertson ...More >>

West Coast farms start recovery

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:34:29 +1200 | Federated Farmers

West Coast farms start recovery While the South Island’s West Coast bore the brunt of former Cyclone Ita’s wrath, the defining image is of past Federated Farmers North Otago provincial president, Robert Borst, using his digger to rescue a motorist ...More >>

Manawatu River improving is encouraging

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:03:09 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Manawatu River improving is encouraging Federated Farmers is thrilled by the improving health of the Manawatu River. A detailed report for the Manawatu River Leaders Forum reveals that the first three years of the clean up have been a success. “This report ...More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:16:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

High-Performing Sheep Operation Wins Award

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:16:28 +1200 | Ballance New Zealand Farm Environment Award Trust

Kaituna sheep and beef farmers Matt and Lynley Wyeth are Supreme winners of the 2014 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards. More >>

 

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