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Flavell to push law review to drive Maori agribusiness

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:01:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell expects to table legislation in the second half of next year to make it easier for Maori land owners to make decisions on land use in an effort to drive agricultural business ...More >>

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:38:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary Growth Partnership’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP). The three new members are primary industry and business specialist Barry Brook, experienced businessman ...More >>

New reports show value of growing Māori agribusiness

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:34:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has released two reports today showing good progress in developing the potential of Māori agribusiness. “These reports confirm the importance of partnering with Iwi, Māori asset owners, local communities and ...More >>

Rabobank Scholarship recipients announced at Smedley Station

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:44:21 +1300 | Public Trust

Smedley Station today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rabobank Scholarships, totalling $26,300 for the coming year. Rabobank sponsors Smedley Graduates to study relevant Diploma and Degree courses. More >>

More accurate picture of ‘actual’ water use emerging

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:33:31 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

A more accurate picture of ‘actual’ water use in Canterbury is emerging as growing numbers of the region’s irrigating farmers provide water monitoring data to Environment Canterbury, says IrrigationNZ.More >>

LIC announces joint venture with Brazilian distributor

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:38:12 +1300 | Livestock Improvement Corporation

LIC has purchased the majority interest of its Brazilian genetics distributor, NZ Brasil Genetics Producao Animal Ltda. The joint venture (JV) includes exclusive supply of the farmer-owned co-operative’s dairy genetics for an initial period of 10 years, ...More >>

NZ dairy and deer through to agri-business award finals

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:12:32 +1300 | Platinum Primary Producers

Two New Zealand farm managers have made it through to the finals of the inaugural Zanda McDonald Award – a trans-Tasman agri-business initiative created by the Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Group.More >>

20 years of selling semen and nothing’s a problem

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:38:41 +1300 | CRV Ambreed

Te Aroha local, born and bred, Butch Coombe celebrates 20 years working with CRV Ambreed as a field consultant. More >>

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. More >>

Te Awarua o Porirua Whaitua Committee appointed

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:45:01 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

A diverse and talented group of people have been chosen to help the Porirua community decide how it wants to care for and manage its rivers, harbours and coastal water into the future.More >>

New labelling standard for infant formula

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed a new standard under the Animal Products Act that clarifies the labelling requirements for infant formula exports. More >>

‘Running of the Wools’ ahead of Rural Games

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:43:26 +1300 | Hilux New Zealand Rural Games

‘Running of the Wools’ to evoke forgotten Queenstown ahead of Hilux New Zealand Rural Games More >>

Appointment of Dame Margaret Millard to Green Cross Health

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:27 +1300 | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand says today’s appointment of Dame Margaret Millard DCNZM, JP to the board of Green Cross Health will bring a rural perspective to the company’s operations, reflecting the original focus and unique strengths of Access Homehealth ...More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand join forces with McDonald’s

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:42:27 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has partnered with McDonald’s New Zealand to support the quick service restaurant company’s quest to serve sustainable beef to its customers. More >>

Confusion over safety as quad bike toll rises

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:10:58 +1300 | James Cook University

New research from James Cook University reveals farmers are confused about quad bike safety, while most manufacturers are resistant to adding safety features to their bikes. More >>

Dairy Price Lift, Need for Fonterra to Deliver Value-Add

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:08:05 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

While the 2.4 percent rise in GlobalDairyTrade, the biggest increase since 3 December 2013, is good news for New Zealand’s embattled dairy farmers at Christmas time, what they really need is for Fonterra to deliver on the value-add promise made at ...More >>

Smell of success: insect pests avoid boosted pasture grasses

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:29 +1300 | Lincoln University

A recent study from the Bio-Protection Research Centre has shown for the first time that pasture grasses containing beneficial microorganisms are less attractive to soil-dwelling insect pests.More >>

New field consultant for lower Northland farmers

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:25:55 +1300 | CRV Ambreed

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced the appointment of a new field consultant to look after its clients in the lower Northland Region. More >>

Turning up the heat on working conditions

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:28:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A “Jobs That Count” campaign has the full support of Labour, the party’s Labour Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Kiwifruit growers facing record pre-hectare returns: Zespri

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:06:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Zespri International, the grower-owned kiwifruit marketing company, said it expects record per-hectare returns for green and green organic kiwifruit this season following supply constraints, favourable market conditions and strong ...More >>


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