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Bringing rural experience to Civil Defence role

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:01:16 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers congratulates Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy for his increased ranking and taking on the Civil Defence portfolio as part of the cabinet reshuffle announced by Prime Minister Bill English this afternoon.More >>

Door-to-door farm visits welcomed as floodwaters recede

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:49:20 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty.More >>

Canterbury's leading agritech companies showcase solutions

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:44:36 +1200 | Lincoln Hub

Canterbury's leading agritech companies, who contribute to the country's $3 billion agtech sector, will be showcasing their solutions to increase productivity and profitability in agriculture, at a TechWeek event on 10 May 2017. More >>

Federated Farmers backs the March for Science

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:48:02 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraging its members to join the March for Science on Saturday in Christchurch (10am), Wellington, Palmerston North and Dunedin (11am) and Auckland (1.30pm).More >>

Freshwater remains a focus

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:55:05 +1200 | Science Media Centre

After a week of floods and heavy rainfall, fresh water is still in the headlines. More >>

Farmers hold back wool from auction

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:15 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) - Less wool than forecast was offered at New Zealand's weekly auction as farmers held back bales from sale in anticipation prices may lift in the future.More >>

Good Autumn Conditions Benefit Rural Real Estate Market

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:07:45 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 55 more farm sales (+14.4%) for the three months ended March 2017 than for the three months ended March 2016. Overall, there were 438 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

More restrictions on firearms not the answer

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:45:55 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Further restrictions on semiautomatic firearms is not the answer to the illegal possession of firearms in New Zealand, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Community given chance to visit an award winning family farm

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:08:44 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Members of the public are being offered the opportunity to visit an award winning farm at a field day near Motunau on Thursday, 4 May. More >>

Construction on next stage of Central Plains Water begins

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:14:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the official start of construction on Stage 2 of Central Plains Water, which could have economic benefits of up to $374 million.More >>

$30m investment in kiwifruit will boost Māori economy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:36 +1200 | Te Tumu Paeroa

Te Tumu Paeroa, in partnership with Quayside Holdings, today announced a $30m investment programme to build 10 kiwifruit orchards on Māori land in the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne over the next 18 months.More >>

Farmers support majority of immigration changes

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:13:21 +1200 | Federated Farmers

"We’re pleased that within the suite of changes announced by immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today, farmers - especially in the dairy industry - will continue to have access to migrant workers in situations where there are insufficient New ...More >>

Experts Wrong Again on Flood-Led Global Milk Price Spike

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:56:00 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

With the NZX Dairy Futures prediction for Whole Milk Powder reportedly out by up to 41%, NZ First questions what the point of GlobalDairyTrade is anymore. More >>

New Guide ‘Essential Reading’ for Farmers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:39:03 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

Farmers in Taranaki have a handy new aid to help them ensure they stay on top of their environmental responsibilities. It’s a 32-page booklet outlining the Taranaki Regional Council’s requirements across the broad spectrum of on-farm activities ...More >>

Select Committee failed to identify the target

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:49:59 +1200 | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The Parliamentary Select Committee set up to address illegal possession of forearms has fired at the wrong target, says Bill O’Leary, President of the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association.More >>

Combined action helps get farmers through

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:03:40 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The call is out around the central North Island for more grazing and supplementary feed as Federated Farmers and allied agencies help flood-hit farmers get back on their feet.More >>

NZ farmgate milk price may lift next season

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:40:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand dairy farmers are likely to get a higher payout from milk processors next season as global output remains subdued while demand picks up in China, underpinning prices, according to agri banking specialist Rabobank.More >>

Get yourself in pole position

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:35:30 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

Recent storms have again shown the volatility of our weather and the inability of some land to cope with large quantities of water over a short period. More >>

McClay in talks to promote trade & investment with Malaysia

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:16:44 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Malaysia today for high-level talks with Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed and to mark 60 years of successful bilateral relations between the two countries.More >>

Tickets on Sale – WoolOn is Back

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:04:22 +1200 | Rural Women New Zealand

Tickets are now on sale for Central Otago’s premium creative fashion event, Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event. More >>

 

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