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NZ farmers start year on positive note

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:14:02 +1300 | Rabobank

2017 has begun on a positive note for the country’s farmers, with rural confidence levels edging up, primarily driven by signs of renewed optimism among horticulture and beef and sheep producers.More >>

Freshly Minted Graduates to Shine

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:25:28 +1300 | Eastern Institute of Technology

Newly capped EIT graduates celebrate their success in Napier on 30-31 March, parading through city streets cheered on by family, friends and well-wishers who have supported them on their learning journeys.More >>

Improved Lomaivuna area road connects farmers to market

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:02:35 +1300 | Fultan Hogan

Farmers from the key agricultural area of Lomaivuna can now transport their produce easily to the Suva and Nausori municipal markets after the four kilometre Lomaivuna loop road was recently repaired by Fulton Hogan Hiways (FHH). More >>

ACT & UnitedFuture offer National a way out of RMA quagmire

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:40:10 +1300 | Joint Press Release

ACT Leader David Seymour and UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne have today written to the Prime Minister with a proposal to finally get Resource Management Act reforms passed. This reiterates a similar offer made a year ago.More >>

Kaikohe farm a finalist, Māori Excellence in Farming Award

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:11:48 +1300 | Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi

A Ngāpuhi hapū-owned farm near Kaikohe has been named one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating excellence in Māori farming. More >>

Horticultural stalwarts win Farm Environment Awards

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:09:47 +1300 | Farm Environment Trust

Bay of Islands horticultural stalwarts Alan and Helen Thompson have won the Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. More >>

Fonterra: ingredients offset gains from higher value product

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:08:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group lifted first-half earnings from its consumer and food service businesses by shifting volumes into higher-value products but the gains were more than offset by a decline in earnings from its ingredients ...More >>

Kiwifruit growers show strong support to continue levy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:27:06 +1300 | New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

85% of growers participating in the referendum vote to continue levy Higher response rate and support for NZKGI than last levy referendum More >>

Govt failing business on R&D

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:28:50 +1300 | Green Party

22 March 2017   Govt failing business on R&D   The National Government’s research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with a lower proportion of businesses nowengaging in R&D than when they took office, the Green Party ...More >>

On the OECD report on the NZ Environment

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:37:48 +1300 | Miscanthus NZ

Te Awamutu based company, Miscanthus New Zealand Limited (MNZ), believes that it has the answer to many of the cautions and warnings to New Zealand that are contained in the latest OECD report on the NZ environment but officials do not seem to be receptive ...More >>

Urban students go beyond the farm gate

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:59:51 +1300 | Careers New Zealand

Today up to seventy Year 10 students from six Hawke’s Bay secondary schools will attend the Hawke’s Bay “Behind the Farm Gate” Industry Big Day Out in Patoka. More >>

Pay it forward with AFFCO bobby calf scheme

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:17:57 +1300 | AFFCO

Schools and fire services are at the heart of every rural community. With AFFCO’s bobby calf scheme you could say thank you to yours. More >>

Feds See Nothing New in OECD Environment Report

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:23:39 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The OECD’s report released today on New Zealand’s environmental progress tells us nothing we didn’t already know, Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says.More >>

GlobalDairyTrade prices may drop for third straight auction

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:20:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Prices on the GlobalDairyTrade platform may drop for a third straight auction tonight as supply outstrips demand. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: It's all mimi me

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:34:53 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Considering how polluted our streams and rivers are, and the contamination of some towns' water supplies by cow and sheep urine, it's bizarre that so many individuals, Maori and Pakeha alike, are exporting "pure" water to the world. It's not out of ...More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:27:19 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

RMA Schemozzle Continues The Resource Management Legislation has hit the wall, with the Māori Party severely overplaying their hand. More >>

West Coast Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards winners

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:11:18 +1300 | New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

A Murchison couple have been announced as major winners in the 2017 West Coast-Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards. More >>

Public feedback sought on ORC’s draft Annual Plan

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:56:15 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Otago residents will soon be asked to have their say on Otago Regional Council’s 2017/18 draft Annual Plan, which will be discussed by regional councillors at their finance and corporate committee on Wednesday.More >>

Eyes set on a Vegan Aotearoa/New Zealand

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:45:07 +1300 | A Vegan Future Hui

Thirty vegan advocates and animal rights activists, many of them leading figures in the movement, converged on Wellington over the weekend. The long anticipated event was entitled the ‘A Vegan Future’ Hui, and delegates from various groups and ...More >>

Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Finalists Announced

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:59:05 +1300 | Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in its inaugural awards. A panel of 10 expert food judges tasted more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers in early March 2017 at the Fresh Factory ...More >>


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