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Geospatial standards Organisations to meet in NZ

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:28:11 +1300 | Landcare Research

Open Geospatial Consortium and International Standards Organisations to meet in NZ for the first time More >>

Farmer led project highlights innovative environmental work

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:22:52 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A North Canterbury river awarded as the country’s most improved- is testament to innovative environmental work undertaken by farmers and their community says Federated Farmers.More >>

Agritech Programme Focusing on Digital Technologies

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:59:27 +1300 | Connex Auckland

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and smart data are major themes at next year’s MobileTECH 2018. This is one of New Zealand’s largest agritech events and will see technology leaders from throughout the agricultural, horticultural and ...More >>

Tax Working Group should have an Agri-sector voice

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:59:51 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A new Tax Working Group should have primary sector representation says Federated Farmers. Sir Michael Cullen is to chair the Group from February next year and the Federation recommends that farming and fellow industry stakeholders get a voice.More >>

Ashburton irrigators told to mind their spray!

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:48:37 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

With irrigation season underway Environment Canterbury is reminding irrigators to be aware of where their water is going and irrigate the grass - not the road. Environment Canterbury Ashburton Zone Manager Janine Holland said nearly 20 complaints have been ...More >>

Chatham Rock Phosphate Joins Safer Phosphates

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:13:42 +1300 | Chatham Rock Phosphate

WELLINGTON New Zealand – Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (TSXV: “NZP” and NZAX: “CRP” or the “Company") advises that we have joined joined Safer Phosphates, an organization created to promote the use of safer phosphates. The organization ...More >>

IrrigationNZ back to help improve irrigation management

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:47:25 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ will be back on farms this summer testing irrigation systems and helping farmers improve the efficiency of their irrigation. More >>

“Good Female” Key to Mint Lamb Win at Canterbury A&P Show

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:35:23 +1300 | Canterbury A and P Show

After winning the 2017 Mint Lamb Competition, Paul Gardner had some simple advice for crowds gathered to watch the Taste Test Final at the Canterbury A&P Show. More >>

NZ dairy sector unveils plans to restore reputation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:33:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's dairy industry has unveiled plans to restore its reputation amid concern it has polluted waterways with nutrient runoff, sucks up too much groundwater for irrigation and generates greenhouse gases, denting the ...More >>

Tighter overseas investment regime targets more than houses

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:59:21 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The government has begun policy work to tighten up further the sale of New Zealand assets to foreign investors, with new instructions to the Overseas Investment Office required to give effect to any new rules.More >>

Outdated, unfocused Lincoln Uni gets blueprint for change

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:55:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Lincoln University faces a 10-to-20 year process to turn itself from an under-performing institution facing merger or closure into one of the world's top five agricultural universities, says a report released by a Transformation ...More >>

Rural market experiences a slow start to Spring

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:53:30 +1300 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 92 fewer farm sales (-26.1%) for the three months ended October 2017 than for the three months ended October 2016. Overall, there were 261 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:29:45 +1300 | Dr Terrence Loomis

It’s got to happen sooner or later - the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, we’re dependent on the stuff and affordable ...More >>

Farm visits will highlight reality over perception

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:02:32 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says opening dairy farms to all New Zealanders is a brave gesture and an opportunity for farmers to debunk some myths around farmers’ environmental management.More >>

Arable Farmers' Fingers Crossed After Wet Start to Spring

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:15:18 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A healthy supply of grain with prices holding firm, has Arable farmers crossing their fingers after a damp start to spring. More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/11/17: Pike Re-Entry Agency

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:18:33 +1300 | Lyndon Hood

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine .More >>

New Zealand ag-tech increases farm revenue, consumer appeal

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:05:37 +1300 | VentureCentre.NZ

One of the greatest costs to farmers tending an estimated one billion sheep globally is in lost productivity from parasites and ineffective drench programs. The result of a three year R&D project, funded by Sainsbury’s – the UK’s second largest ...More >>

Alternative proteins on the verge of mainstream

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:26:52 +1300 | Rabobank

Alternative proteins are on the verge of becoming mainstream and ‘stealing’ growth from traditional meat products as they play a growing role in meeting consumer needs and preferences, according to a recently-released global research paper. More >>

Olives Squeeze Out Luncheon Sausage

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:56:33 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Kiwis are spending less on luncheon sausage and more on olives and fresh herbs, Stats NZ said today. As a result, the humble sandwich filler is dropping out of the basket used to measure food price inflation. More >>

Butter at Record $5.67/Block & High Vegetable Prices

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:54:50 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017.More >>

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