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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 >>

Many Yet To Receive Aid in the Solomon Islands

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:41 +1200 | TEAR Fund

While the focus of the aid effort is on Honiara, there are still hundreds of communities that have been unreached following the floods earlier this month. The New Zealand Government has just pledged $95,000 to TEAR Fund in an emergency effort to boost ...More >>

Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:34 +1200 | ExportNZ

New Zealand’s reputation as a land of milk and honey lifestyle is underpinned by an increasing range of eclectic high value businesses epitomized by the finalists in the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards Auckland.More >>

Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:52 +1200 | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus ...More >>

Appointment to progress AgResearch campus hub plans

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:30:56 +1200 | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. More >>

Bumper summer for native moth

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:15:17 +1200 | AgResearch

Farmers in the North Island are reporting to AgResearch plantain crop damage from a normally benign New Zealand native. More >>

Atiamuri dairy farmer appointed to North Island convenor role

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:21 +1200 | Dairy Womens Network

Dairy Women’s Network appoints Atiamuri dairy farmer to North Island convenor role Atiamuri dairy farmer Karen Forlong has been appointed North Island convenor coordinator for the Dairy Women’s Network (DWN). In the 20-hours per week role, Forlong is ...More >>

Feed statistics reflect the growth of NZ dairy production

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:59:06 +1200 | Feed Manufacturers Association

Annual Feed Production Statistics compiled by the New Zealand Feed Manufacturers Association (NZFMA) for the year 2013 reflect the changing face of feed production. Based on figures supplied by NZFMA member companies nationwide, the NZFMA annual ...More >>

FOMA welcomes "A great fillip for Maori agri-business"

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:57:56 +1200 | Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Maori Authorities is welcoming the announcement that agri-business projects it put forward on behalf of its membership and Maori farmers have been awarded grants from the Sustainable Farming Fund this year. More >>

Ruataniwha decision puts water demands before nature

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:20:50 +1200 | Forest and Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says the Board of Inquiry that today granted consent for the Ruataniwha irrigation dam has failed to account for the overall environmental damage the project would cause, if it is built. More >>

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:19:13 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says today’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging. More >>

The mauri of the Tukituki has been acknowledged

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:57:17 +1200 | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is pleased that the mauri of the Tukituki and Papatuanuku has been acknowledged by the Board of Inquiry on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal (Ruataniwha Dam) through their direction to apply greater protection measures to ...More >>

Board of Inquiry Decision

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:53:01 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

The chairman of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Investment Company (HBRIC Ltd) says he is pleased with the decision by the Board of Inquiry to grant resource consent for the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.More >>

Ruataniwha consents approved in draft decision

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:53:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – The Tukituki Catchment Proposal Board of Inquiry has granted 17 resource consents relating to the $265 million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in a draft decision that would open more of the Hawke’s Bay to irrigation.More >>

$10 million upgrade to deliver feed when needed

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:39 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

$10 million upgrade to deliver feed when needed Farmers purchasing animal nutrients from SealesWinslow will have better access to feed at times of peak demand, with a $10 million upgrade underway to increase production at its manufacturing facilities. ...More >>

IPCC Mitigation Report redefines agriculture as ‘green tech’

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:44:04 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mitigation Report places New Zealand in a very good position so long as the policy nexus supports the carbon efficient production of food. “The IPCC’s Mitigation Report projects that emissions from ...More >>

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:32:15 +1200 | Federated Farmers

No rain reprieve yet for drought-hit farms While farming areas in the South Island and the main centres receive rain, very little has fallen in areas affected by the upper North Island’s second consecutive autumnal drought. “It is clearly a localised ...More >>


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