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Blue River Dairy Sells Invercargill Processing Plant

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:08:59 +1300 | Blue River Dairy

New Zealand’s leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Blueriver Nutrition HK’) for an undisclosed sum.More >>

Invercargill Processing Plant sold to Chinese Interests

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:33:46 +1300 | Blue River Dairy

New Zealand’s leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Blueriver Nutrition HK’) for an undisclosed sum.More >>

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:26:46 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February.More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 30/1/15

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:14 +1300 | NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soil conditions are deemed “hotspots”. More >>

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:09:15 +1300 | NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Niño conditions. However -- as was the case over the past few months – the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with ...More >>

NZ lamb wool price jumps to 3 1/2 year high on rising demand

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:01:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-and-a-half year high at auctions this week on increased demand for the fibre used in clothing, as buyers benefited from a decline in the local currency.More >>

Hastings City Growers Market to extend opening hours

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:44:15 +1300 | Hastings City Business Association

Hastings District Council have today approved an extension to the road closure of Heretaunga Street East allowing the Hastings City Growers Market to extend its opening hours to midday every Saturday morning. The new operational hours will be a slightly ...More >>

Rabobank Agribusiness Outlook 2015

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:45:06 +1300 | Rabobank

The 2015 Agribusiness Outlook shares Rabobank’s view for New Zealand agriculture in 2015. It includes four key swing factors that will be critical in shaping the outlook for 2015, addresses the significant price drivers for agricultural commodities ...More >>

Farming clean streams

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:44:46 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has launched a specialist team to help farmers navigate increasingly complex environmental regulations and consent requirements to promote clean green land, rivers and streams. Alastair Taylor, the new Business Extension Services Manager ...More >>

Strong Interest in New Zealand Bloodstock at Karaka Sales

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:24:47 +1300 | Crowe Horwath

This week’s Karaka bloodstock sales can expect to see a nice swing to top-end colts that will eventually make their mark in the stud market, says Geoff Roan, Bloodstock Client Manager for Crowe Horwath. More >>

Fonterra's reduced milk volume forecast may help lift prices

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:36:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group’s 3.3 percent reduction in its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season may provide a lift for depressed global dairy prices, Westpac Banking Corp economists say.More >>

Americans the biggest buyers of NZ land since 2010: Linz

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:48:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Americans have been the biggest buyers of New Zealand land in the past five years although the Chinese topped the list in 2014 alone. More >>

Fonterra drops forecast milk volumes by 3.3 percent

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:51:53 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, reduced its milk volume forecast for the 2014-2015 season by 3.3 per cent due to the impact of dry weather on production in recent weeks.More >>

NZ venison, lamb ventures win $41 mln of funding under PGP

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:44:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Two projects to develop premium markets for New Zealand venison and lamb have won a total of $41 million in government and industry co-funding under the Primary Growth Partnership.More >>

Two new PGP programmes approved

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:20:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed approval for two exciting new programmes to join the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Primary Growth Partnership (PGP).More >>

Protective pumps get major refurbishment

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:02:40 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Two key Waikato Regional Council pump stations, which help protect more than 1000 hectares of farmland near Te Aroha from flooding, are getting a $500,000 upgrade. More >>

Please Reconsider Ruakura Tainui Group Holdings

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:27:42 +1300 | Fairview Downs Residents and Owners Association

In response to the resignation of Tainui Group Holdings Cheif Executive Mike Pohio and the comment from Chairman Henry van der Hayden that "the TGH board was considering other ways of developing the property (Ruakura) and with what partners".More >>

New PGP programme to turn passion into profit

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:49:35 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Deer Industry New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have today announced they will partner in a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme called Passion2Profit.More >>

Otago/Southland kicks off ANZ Young Farmer Regionals

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:27:15 +1300 | ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Otago/Southland kicks off ANZ Young Farmer Contest Regional Finals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28-01-15 More >>

Queensland Connection at Karaka

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:05:58 +1300 | NZ Racing Desk

Prominent Melbourne trainer Peter Moody may well end up with a new stable acquisition despite missing out on buying the youngster during the first day of the select session at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale Series.More >>


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