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Business leaders to seek improvements to Aus/NZ relationship

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:34:18 +1300 | Business NZ

More than 200 senior Australian and New Zealand business leaders and nine Government Ministers will meet in Sydney this Friday, 28 October, to identify ways to further improve the trans-Tasman relationship.More >>

Two Bronze Medals won in Culinary Olympics in Germany

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:45:22 +1300 | Fonterra

NZ Anchor Food Professionals Team has scooped two bronze medals in the Culinary Arts section at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany – with the Hot Kitchen section still to be competed in.More >>

Uncertain future for RPR

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:44:16 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Political, economic and social instability in South America and North Africa is making it increasingly difficult for New Zealand farmers to get their hands on in-spec reactive phosphate rock (RPR).More >>

Introducing New Zealand’s Charming New Food Star

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:49:56 +1300 | New Zealand Avocado

TAURANGA, 25th October 2016: Move over M&Ms, there’s a charismatic new food star in our midst and he’s as home-grown and healthy as they come! More >>

Nominations Have Closed for the 2016 Fonterra Elections

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:45:22 +1300 | Fonterra

Nominations for the Fonterra Board of Directors’ Independent Nomination Process candidates and the Shareholders’ Council, Directors’ Remuneration Committee, and Fonterra Farmer Custodian Trustee elections closed at 12 noon today.More >>

Coastal farm, lifestyle block & horticultural crop potential

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:55:22 +1300 | Bayleys Realty Group

Caption 1: Sybton Farm boasts stunning views of the Bay of Plenty. It looks out to Whale Island and White Island. Photo / Supplied More >>

Super six shootout for shear sports guns in Christchurch

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:35:46 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Six shearers and six woolhandlers have been named for the Top Six Shootouts to select the Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Championships.More >>

Government Reluctant to Confront Ideological Conflict

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:29:35 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Proposed changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) show the National Government is having trouble reconciling a free market with the reality of a near-monopoly co-operative being good for the dairy industry and good for New Zealand Inc.More >>

Comvita share placement lifts Chinese investor's stake to 9%

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:25:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Manuka honey and health products company Comvita has placed some 2 million ordinary shares with China Resources Ng Fung, taking the Shenzhen-based Chinese food giant's stake from less than 5 percent to around 9 percent.More >>

A changing of the guard for DWN

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:45:25 +1300 | Dairy Womens Network

Dairy Women’s Network has a new skipper at the helm after today’s AGM, with incumbent chair Justine Kidd stepping down and Cathy Brown of Pahoia being warmly welcomed into the role.More >>

Zespri's latest forecast holds profit steady

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:12:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has reiterated its forecast profit range for the 2017 financial year of between $66 million to $71 million despite an expected decline in returns from gold varieties.More >>

A taste of dairy farming appeals at Owl Farm open day

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:10:33 +1300 | DairyNZ

Owl Farm at St Peter’s School in Cambridge welcomed over 600 visitors for its first-ever open day, giving them insights into the sector that gives them milk, cheese and yoghurt. More >>

Seeka predicts increased annual profit in 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:08:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the largest kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia, is forecasting up to an 86 percent lift in annual net profit in 2016, and is changing its name to just Seeka.More >>

Burgeoning Sales of Cross-Slot Drills To Britain

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:28:56 +1300 | Baker No-Tillage

A visit from several English Nuffield scholars to New Zealand has seen a remarkable turnaround in export orders to Great Britain. Each scholar undertook their own world study of no-tillage and discovered the “missing link” in Feilding, New Zealand. ...More >>

Powerhouse congratulates CropLogic, Invert and MARS

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:03:30 +1300 | Powerhouse Ventures Ltd

20 October 2016 - One of New Zealand’s leading intellectual property commercialisation firms, Powerhouse, today congratulated three of its companies - CropLogic, Invert Robotics and MARS Bio-imaging - on being named three of the ten most promising early ...More >>

Wool Market Firms

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:11:31 +1300 | Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services C.E.O Mr John Dawson reports that the double auctions in the South and North Islands attracted more interest today. More >>

Environmental Report In Line With UnitedFuture Policy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:50 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

United Future Leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has welcomed the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Climate change and agriculture: understanding the biological greenhouse gases and the exciting opportunity for using native forest ...More >>

Māori Party welcomes the debate on climate change

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:05:14 +1300 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party welcomes the latest report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment ‘Climate change and agriculture and Understanding the biological greenhouse gases’. More >>

CropLogic Recognised At Annual TIN100 Awards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:58:42 +1300 | CropLogic

Christchurch, 20 October 2016 - Precision agriculture firm, CropLogic, has been named one of the most promising early stage companies at the annual TIN100 Awards announced in Auckland last night.More >>

New Zealand Needs To Grab Every Carbon Credit It Can

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:11:07 +1300 | GreenXperts

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recent report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions highlights the need for agriculture to make meaningful progress in reducing its emissions. In New Zealand this is particularly important because ...More >>


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