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Wool Market Firms

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:31:45 +1300 | New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering this week saw a slightly dearer market compared to the last North Island auction, aided by a softer New Zealand dollar. Of the 7,900 ...More >>

Sustainable Farming Fund backs web-based education resource

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:53:58 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a web-based education resource, to educate students on the value of plant nutrients will help the next generation of New Zealanders understand how agriculture systems work. The Sustainable Farming Fund has just announced $93,000 ...More >>

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:28:11 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers’ money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers’ Union ...More >>

Potato/sweet potato to improve Pacific food security

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:22:01 +1300 | Secretariat of the Pacific Community

New potato and sweet potato varieties from Latin America to improve Pacific food security Suva, Fji – Almost 70 new varieties of potato and sweet potato will soon be available to Pacific Island countries and territories, to improve food security ...More >>

OVERSEER 6.2 welcomed despite forecast Nitrate loss spike

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:09:01 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says any short-term pain for irrigating farmers who end up with worse nitrate leaching results in OVERSEER 6.2 will be out-weighed by the benefits of more realistic irrigation modelling.More >>

Erosion works audit delivers good news

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:52:05 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council’s recent audit of Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) erosion works has revealed works have been completed to a high standard and are on track to reduce erosion by 80 per cent.More >>

New OSPRI Chief Executive appointed

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:25:08 +1300 | OSPRI New Zealand

OSPRI Chairman Jeff Grant has today announced the appointment of Michelle Edge as Chief Executive of OSPRI. More >>

$7.8m for new sustainable farming projects

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:15:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

29 new projects have been approved for $7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. “These are grass-roots projects that support farmers, growers ...More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference Transcript: 16 March 2015

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:16:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Right, good afternoon. Id like to start by saying our thoughts are with our Pacific neighbours following the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam. Information is still coming, but it appears that Cyclone Pam has caused extensive damage and also, sadly, ...More >>

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:04:31 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. More >>

New dairy goat research gets underway at Ruakura

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:58:18 +1300 | AgResearch

The industry aim of increasing the supply of dairy goat milk produced in New Zealand has taken another step forward with the opening this week [30th March] of AgResearch’s new dedicated dairy goat research facility at Ruakura in the Waikato.More >>

Fifth Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:02:52 +1300 | Young Farmer Contest

Fifth Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest for Immediate Release 30-03-2015 More >>

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:17:35 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. More >>

Reflecting on the Northland Byelection

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:58:10 +1300 | Keith Rankin

National's vulnerability in Northland should have taken nobody by surprise. Winston Peters is a very natural fit in his tūrangawaeawe. National, on 49% in Northland at the general election did not even have a majority of party votes. Patrick Gower ...More >>

Statement From Craddock Farms Limited Re Protest Allegations

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:55:43 +1300 | Craddock Farms Limited

“The allegations made by the protesters are laughable, ridiculous and totally untrue. More >>

Egg farm owners get violent during peaceful protest

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:39:02 +1300 | Stop Craddock Farms

This morning around 30 animal activists from 'STOP Craddock Farms' confronted egg farmers at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe.More >>

Activists will confront egg farmers in Pukekohe today

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:34:49 +1300 | Stop Craddock Farms

This morning around 30 animal activists from 'STOP Craddock Farms' will stage a protest at Craddock Farms, a cage egg producer in Pukekohe. More >>

Kiwifruit industry set for strong growth in 2015 season

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:31:51 +1300 | Zespri

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespri’s Chief Executive Lain ...More >>

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:38:41 +1300 | TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by “investing in what works”.More >>

Food security projects for remote island communities

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:40:44 +1300 | UNDP Fiji

26 March 2015 (Fiji) Remote island communities in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands will be better prepared to have food supplies in times of disaster, even if their crops are destroyed.More >>

 

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