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Environmental impacts come first in EPA insecticide decision

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:08:15 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has declined an application to import an insecticide to control pests on onion and potato crops. More >>

Guests Flock to ‘Wild Food Feast’ Fundraiser

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:45:04 +1200 | Awahou School

On Saturday night, the hall at Camp Rangi Woods in the Pohangina Valley was transformed into a pioneer farm setting as the Awahou School Wild Food Feast fundraiser got underway for its sixth year running. More >>

Survey shows many Kiwis support rodeo ban

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:30:09 +1200 | SPCA New Zealand and SAFE

The ongoing campaign to ban rodeos in New Zealand is very much in tune with public opinion, according to a new survey commissioned by SPCA New Zealand and SAFE. More >>

New Appointment to Synlait’s Senior Leadership Team

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:34:16 +1200 | Synlait Milk Ltd

Since joining Synlait in 2013, Quentin’s role has grown to advise the SLT and Board on legal affairs, risk, corporate governance, insurance and commercial matters (particularly customer and supplier relationships).More >>

Otago Station Enjoys Benefits Of Farm Awards

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:00:11 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment awards

Otago farmer Marty Deans entered the Ballance Farm Environment Awards because he wanted to benchmark the operation he manages and learn more about improving sustainability. More >>

NZ dollar gains as Fonterra hikes forecast farmgate payout

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:23:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained after Fonterra Cooperative Group hiked its forecast payout to farmers for the current season as recent dairy auctions delivered bigger-than-expected price increases. More >>

WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:07:55 +1200 | WellSouth

Southern Primary Health Provider WellSouth has been recognised at TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Services Awards) in Auckland this morning. More >>

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:53:33 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. More >>

Waitaki water allocation plan to be made operative

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:50:10 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 3 to the Waitaki Catchment Water Allocation Regional Plan would be made operative from 8 September 2016. More >>

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:45:44 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. More >>

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:38:18 +1200 | First Union

Ranfurly community to rally in support of Westpac workers The Ranfurly community will take a stand tomorrow afternoon against Westpac’s proposal to shut the town’s only bank. “Westpac is consulting on a proposal to close 19 bank branches across ...More >>

Auckland to stay GE Free under new Unitary Plan

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:31:30 +1200 | Soil and Health Association

The Soil & Health Association congratulates Auckland Council on its decision to retain the valuable precautionary and prohibitive genetically modified organisms (GMOs) provisions in the new Auckland Unitary Plan, which protect the Auckland region's ...More >>

Wool Market Basically Unchanged

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:02:20 +1200 | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the South Island selection comprising a wide range of wool types with Merino, Mid Micron and Crossbreds saw varied support determined by targeted buying with an all ...More >>

Gun laws creaking under the strain

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:33:17 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Questions have to be asked after surprising revelations at the Law and Order Select Committee about the police and their ability to manage the gun problem in New Zealand, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.More >>

Clean drinking water must come before irrigation schemes

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:06:09 +1200 | Green Party

Resolving the issues affecting Hawkes Bay’s drinking water must come before pushing ahead with irrigation schemes that will do more harm to the environment, the Green Party said today.More >>

Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:54:06 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 25 AUGUST 2016 Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off New Zealand First welcomes Fonterra Cooperative Group lifting its 2016/2017 forecast Farmgate Milk ...More >>

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:53:07 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new ...More >>

Minister welcomes new sheep milk PGP programme

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:46:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme announced today aimed at boosting New Zealand’s sheep milk industry. More >>

Sheep milk industry gets $12.6M Crown funding

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:18:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The fledgling sheep milk industry has been given a $12.6 million boost with government funding for a Primary Growth Partnership project with Spring Sheep Milk Co.More >>

Fonterra Forecast Gives Dairy A Boost

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:11:50 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers dairy industry spokesperson Andrew Hoggard says the Fonterra announcement today will boost dairy farmer optimism and even more usefully, will ease their bank manager’s worries.More >>

 

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