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Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:32:11 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Hard work by industry keeps bee colony losses low Bee colony losses in New Zealand continue to be significantly lower than many other countries, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) third annual survey on bee colony losses. Annual ...More >>

First South Island School Takes Part in 100 Schools Project

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:04:27 +1300 | Young Farmers

The hand-eye coordination of students at a Dunedin school has been put to the test drafting sheep on a farm. “We had to quickly pull the drafting gate backwards and forwards to separate the sheep into different pens, based on the colour of their ...More >>

Australian Agribusiness Leaders Firmly Focused on the Future

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:09:07 +1300 | Allflex

Could disruptive health care, blockchain technology, molecular diagnostics, millennial and gen-Z consumer engagement be the agenda items of an IT summit? Think again. These are just some of the topics being discussed at the annual Platinum Primary Producers ...More >>

New Website Makes It Easier for Seasonal Workers & Employers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:32:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister of Employment Willie Jackson have today officially launched the Work The Seasons website in Pukekohe making it easier for seasonal workers to find the job they need and for employers to find ...More >>

Rural Bachelor to take on brother

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:44:13 +1300 | New Zealand Young Farmers

Rural Bachelor to take on brother in FMG Young Farmer of the Year Rural Bachelor of the Year Matthew McAtamney has his sights set on a new challenge in 2018. The 27-year-old wants to beat his older brother Josh McAtamney in New Zealand’s most ...More >>

Food and beverage reports good news for industry

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:52:30 +1300 | Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the release of the latest growth and investment reports on the food and beverage industry. More >>

Liquidator of UBNZ Assets: BMW secured as criminal proceeds

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:37:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) - UBNZ Assets Holdings, the dairy investment company set up for an unsuccessful attempt to acquire the Crafar farms in 2010, has a BMW vehicle that is still subject to a restraining order under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) ...More >>

Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:09:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon JAMES SHAW Minister for Climate Change 15 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Sign up to join the conversation on the Zero Carbon Bill From today New Zealanders can register their interest in being part of the Government’s consultation on what the Zero ...More >>

GDP growth slowed by hot weather

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:33:13 +1300 | RNZ

The economy continued to expand at the end of last year, but hot, dry weather curbed the rate of growth. More >>

Kiwi Agtech Company Biolumic Secures US$5m Funding

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:28:13 +1300 | BioLumic

Kiwi Agtech Company Biolumic Secures US$5m Funding for World’s First UV Crop Enhancement System Investors back revolutionary solution to escalating global demand More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes focus on vehicle safety

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:44:11 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) today welcomed the announcement by WorkSafe that it will focus on reducing the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms.More >>

Major focus on reducing farm accidents involving vehicles

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:37:29 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

A major drive to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on farms is underway. More >>

Scientists discuss sex-less insects

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:18:43 +1300 | Plant and Food Research

More than 20 scientists from across the globe will get gather in New Zealand to discuss a new method to stop insect pests reproducing. More >>

LIC gets green light for share simplification

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:12:16 +1300 | Livestock Improvement Corporation

Following a Special Meeting held today the Board of Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (NZX: LIC) (LIC) has announced that it has received shareholder support to proceed with its proposal to simplify LIC’s share structure.More >>

Is artificial intelligence the future for the primary sector

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:51:09 +1300 | Connex

There has been a lot of hype around artificial intelligence (AI) over the last couple of years. The advances in AI, machine learning and predictive analysis has come ahead in leaps and bounds, but are we really there yet? More >>

The future is now – FFTF 2018 line up announced

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:47:31 +1300 | Farming For The Future

Across the world, farmers, producers, governments and agricultural processors have made their decision on what to do about climate change. More >>

New Zealand rural women represented on the global stage

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:24:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Opportunities and challenges for rural women was the key theme of New Zealand’s National Statement at the Sixty-Second Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) delivered today in New York.More >>

Feds ready to take councils to task on Long Term Plans

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:50:25 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is gearing up to assist members and farmers with local authorities starting to reveal their Long Term Plans and budgets. More >>

Subaru and Federated Farmers join forces

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:41:46 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Subaru of New Zealand is joining forces with Federated Farmers to launch a new partnership to support farmers who ‘do’. More >>

2018 Waikato Dairy Industry Award winners announced

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:12:57 +1300 | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The major winners in the 2018 Waikato Dairy Industry Awards are first-time entrants who saw the Awards as an opportunity to obtain an independent assessment of their business and to identify areas to improve.More >>


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