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Completion of investment by Shanghai Maling

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:51:26 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin 6 December 2016: Silver Fern Farms and Shanghai Maling have completed their partnership today, creating a strong future for the company. More >>

One New Director, Nine New Shareholders’ Councillors Elected

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:01:03 +1300 | Fonterra

Today, following the close of voting in the 2016 Fonterra Elections it has been confirmed that one new Director and nine new Shareholders’ Councillors will take office following the Fonterra Annual Meeting on Thursday.More >>

Taking the Long View: Books for Summer Reading

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:39:44 +1300 | Gord Stewart

A bit of advice: When organising your summer reading, put Project Kiwi on the list. In fact, you should move it right to the top. More >>

Scales Corporation Upgrades 2016 Earnings Guidance

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:03:03 +1300 | Scales Corporation Ltd

The directors of Scales Corporation Limited (NZX:SCL) have raised EBITDA guidance for the twelve months to 31 December 2016 to between $66 million and $69 million, an increase over the 2015 financial year underlying EBITDA of between 7.5 and 12.4 ...More >>

Healthy Rivers Wai Ora open days generate good discussion

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:55:25 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

About 100 farmers turned out to the first Waikato Regional Council open days in Otorohanga and Reporoa last week to discuss the Healthy Rivers/Wai Ora Proposed Waikato Regional Plan Change 1.More >>

Healthy Rivers Plan Needs a Rethink

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:09:20 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling for the Healthy Rivers Wai Ora project in the Waikato to be put on hold. More >>

Major dairy farming portfolio placed on the market for sale

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 15:01:54 +1300 | Bayleys

Media Release 5 .12.2016 Major dairy farming portfolio placed on the market for sale More >>

Synthase gets funding injection from NZVIF and angels

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:14:05 +1300 | Synthase Biotech

New Zealand investors have swung behind Synthase Biotech with an injection of $800,000 in the start-up’s first capital raising outside of its founding group. More >>

Crown Irrigation Invests $165,000 in Northland

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:43:38 +1300 | Crown Irrigation Investments

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest $165,000 alongside the Northland Regional Council for the scoping of irrigation scheme options in the Northland region. More >>

Farm on SH1 with seven titles has subdivision potential

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 12:19:54 +1300 | Bayleys Realty Group

A former dairy farm adjacent to one of the North Island’s biggest industrial-grade recycling plants has been placed on the market for sale. From one to all seven titles, there are options to suit!More >>

NZ farmers look to 2017 with optimism

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:57:01 +1300 | Rabobank

Confidence levels among New Zealand’s farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found. More >>

Help stop the spread of Chilean Needle Grass

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:27:05 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today reminded farmers that the spread of the invasive pest plant Chilean needle grass (CNG) is a potential problem for all parts of the region. More >>

Feds Making a Difference for Hastings Farmers

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:17:22 +1300 | Federated Farmers

As 2016 draws to a close Federated Farmers has made some substantial ground towards helping Hastings district farmers tackle the burden of increasing compliance obligations. More >>

Affco attempt to silence union declined

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:02:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Affco Holdings, the meat company owned by Talley's Group, and the Meatworkers Union have resumed good faith bargaining for a new collective agreement under the auspices of a private mediator.More >>

Godfrey Hirst ends fight on wool scour monopoly

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:21:45 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Godfrey Hirst says it will abandon its fight to overturn the regulatory approval for a wool scouring monopoly in New Zealand involving NZX-listed rival Cavalier, despite judging it a "major blow to the wool industry and competition ...More >>

2017 Dairy Awards Receives 424 Entries

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:11:56 +1300 | New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

A total of 424 entries have been received in the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, a result General Manager Chris Keeping says is fantastic given the economic climate in the industry over the past few years.More >>

Maori Party RMA Deal Breaches Its Own Environment Policy

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:03:58 +1300 | Soil and Health Association

The Maori Party’s deal with National over reforms to resource management breach the party’s own policy to work towards a GE-Free New Zealand, the Soil & Health Association says. More >>

Huge savings for economy from humble wasp

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:05:18 +1300 | AgResearch

A humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars, AgResearch estimates. More >>

Nominations Open for Silver Fern Farms Co-Op Board Directors

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:53:02 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin 2 December 2016: Nominations are now open for two Board positions on the Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Board. More >>

Fonterra Opens World’s Joint Largest Milk Powder Dryer

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:26:39 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art milk powder dryer at its Lichfield site – the Co-operative’s most efficient milk powder dryer to date.More >>


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