Latest Agriculture Headlines

Entries now open for New World Wine Awards

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:28:49 +1200 | New World Wine Awards

Winemakers are encouraged to get their entries in for the 2017 New World Wine Awards, the wine show with a unique point of difference from others in its focus on wines that are affordable and accessible. Now in its 15th year and one of New Zealand’s ...More >>

Irongate development steaming ahead

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:05:03 +1200 | Hastings District Council

As the work to get water and sewer services to Irongate nears completion, interest in the industrial area is ramping up. More >>

WoolOn Creative Fashion Event – 2017 Winners

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:57:46 +1200 | Rural Women New Zealand

Gore designer, Viv Tamblyn took out the Rural Women New Zealand Supreme Award in the Rural Women New Zealand WoolOn Creative Fashion Event held in Alexandra tonight.More >>

NZ Pork welcomes Government focus on biosecurity

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:53:21 +1200 | NZ Pork

The announcement of additional operating funding for biosecurity is a vital protection for the country’s primary industries, according to New Zealand Pork. More >>

New Zealand set to blow its carbon budget by 27%

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:41:11 +1200 | Forest And Bird

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released today, shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. “Just a day ...More >>

Foreign Buyers’ Land Grab Set to Escalate

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:13:14 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The land grab by foreign buyers in New Zealand is set to ratchet up, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Beef + Lamb NZ welcomes Budget biosecurity investment

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:11:33 +1200 | NZ Beef and Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget today.More >>

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:48:21 +1200 | Green Party

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, and a drop in the bucket to clean them up National’s Budget has delivered a waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, but only a drop in the bucket to clean them up, the Green Party said today. “National ...More >>

Budget fails to plan for forest future

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:24:44 +1200 | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest Owners Association President Peter Clark says the Budget is money for urban New Zealanders’ immediate concerns, and he says it fails to provide and prepare for the scale of afforestation necessary for New Zealand to meet its Paris Agreement ...More >>

Rural health – still on the waiting list

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:54:00 +1200 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The Government’s election year budget has not delivered much-needed funding to primary care in rural New Zealand at a time when pressure is growing across a number of fronts for the sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ...More >>

NZWSI Market Report: Wool Prices Reflect NZ Dollar Gains

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:18:38 +1200 | New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering of 7,700 bales saw a 69 percent clearance with most types easing in local terms mainly due to a significantly stronger New Zealand dollar.More >>

Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:23:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.More >>

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:08:02 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Momentum building for mandatory CoOL Source: Horticulture NZ -- Engagement with the New Zealand public is clearly showing their desire to have mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) Horticulture New Zealand told the Primary Production Select ...More >>

Feds’ successfully stop unnecessary rules for Northland farm

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:37:42 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Northland farmers no longer require resource consent for using hazardous substances on-farm. More >>

Managing risks during big annual stock shift

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:07:43 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Recent finds of myrtle rust and the pest plant velvetleaf in the Waikato region underline why it’s crucial for farmers to take precautions as they move stock and equipment at this time of year.More >>

Plant & Food Research-Anagenix tie up

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:01:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Crown research institute Plant & Food Research is about the reap the benefits from its first commercial partnership - the Innovation Cell - a venture aimed at bringing together science and marketing expertise to rapidly ...More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand confirms board positions

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:27:23 +1200 | Beef And Lamb NZ

The Directors of Beef + Lamb New Zealand have re-elected Northland farmer James Parsons as the Chairman for another year. More >>

Gypsy Day preparations bring reminder to reduce effluent

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:41:10 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is reminding farmers to stand stock overnight as sharemilkers prepare for the annual Gypsy Day transfer of animals between farms. More >>

LIC Director Election Results

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:12:55 +1200 | LIC

Dairy farmer-owned co-operative, LIC (NZX: LIC), announces the election of two Directors to its Board following the recent shareholder election in the South Island. More >>

Tegel Named Subway® Supplier Partner of the Year

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:39:37 +1200 | Tegel Foods

Leading poultry producer Tegel has been recognised by the Subway® Brand (Subway) and its’ procurement partner company IPC Asia Pacific as the ‘2017 Supplier Partner of the Year’ across Australia and New Zealand, at the company’s Supplier Awards.More >>