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More to Farm Environment Competition Than Winning

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:12:11 +1300 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Allan and Leeann Woodrow are glad they entered last year’s Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. More >>

A2 Milk raises $40 mln at 5.5% discount in placement

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 09:54:59 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, raised $40 million in a discounted share placement to help fund working capital in its burgeoning infant formula business. More >>

Manuka honey producers in NZ seek name protection

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 08:55:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manuka honey producers are seeking the same trademark protection accorded to French Champagne and Scottish Whisky after a surge in fakes that aren't made from the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the native manuka bush.More >>

Stronger NZ dollar lowers wool prices

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:20:36 +1300 | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the strengthened New Zealand dollar has negatively impacted at this week’s South Island sale with most types easing in local terms.More >>

Government PreSeed investment

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 15:01:17 +1300 | KiwiNet

WELLINGTON, NZ – 8 October 2015 – An independent review released today on the impact of the first ten years of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) PreSeed Accelerator Fund shows more publicly funded science discoveries are ...More >>

Banks fork out a total $25.5M over rural interest rate swaps

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:32:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) - The Commerce Commission has completed the distribution of $25.5 million to complainants and rural charities after reaching settlements with banks who had marketed interest rate swap products to farmers.More >>

Farmers aren’t stupid

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:59:13 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

A sales pitch pushing the sale of Silver Fern Farms to Shanghai Maling and included in a mail out of voting papers to shareholders will not fool farmers, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Govt’s favourite crony Serco, and the TPP

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:24:52 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Serco’s emerging role as the government’s favourite corporate crony, and the TPP fallout More >>

Serious savings from whole-farm soil testing

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:22:09 +1300 | Ravensdown

Whole-farm soil testing saves Taranaki farmer Hayden Lawrence about $15,000 on fertiliser each year. More >>

Wairarapa Romneys – numbers backed by data

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:09:42 +1300 | Wairarapa Romney Investment Group

Over 40 years of innovative genetic progress and one of the largest recorded breeding databases in New Zealand gives the Wairarapa Romney Improvement Group (WRIG) the edge.More >>

Affco denies fixed-term contract meat workers are locked out

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:43:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand has told the Employment Court case law to backs up its stance that seasonal meat workers are not employed continuously and instead sign fixed-term contracts, so cannot ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP deal reached in Atlanta

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:48:16 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the TPP was the Rugby World Cup, the New Zealand team probably wouldn’t be making it out of pool play. While the final details will not emerge for a month, the TPP is offering disappointing returns for New Zealand… and over a very long ...More >>

Celebrations for DWN at annual general meeting

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:05:13 +1300 | Dairy Women's Network

Celebrating success and reward for hard work will be the upcoming Dairy Women’s Network AGM theme. More >>

The MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:50:38 +1300 | Meat Industry Association

More market opportunities for red meat: the MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP 6 October 2015 More >>

Fonterra 'very disappointed' with limited TPP dairy deal

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:16:27 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand government faces a tough job defending the outcome of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement, in which it gained limited new access into the highly protected dairy markets of the US, Canada, ...More >>

Joyce: First National Science Strategy launch

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:30:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Thank you for joining me here today as I launch the Government’s first ever National Statement of Science Investment. More >>

NZB RTR Sale Graduates Globally Recognised

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:14:46 +1300 | NZ Bloodstock

The New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale had a fruitful weekend with graduates winning across New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, including two promising young horses that were purchased at last year’s Sale. More >>

Meat workers, Talley's Affco face off in Employment Court

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:27:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Wairoa meat workers who’ve refused to sign individual contracts with Talleys Group-controlled meat processor Affco New Zealand packed the public gallery of the Employment Court today in a hearing on a long-running stoush between ...More >>

Tegel owner refinances $268M of debt, lifts turnover 8.8%

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 13:16:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The parent company of Tegel Foods, New Zealand's largest poultry business, has refinanced $268 million of debt into new three-year bank loans, although its chief executive declined to take questions on whether the change would ...More >>

Cavalier scouring merger would extract 'monopoly rents'

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:14:08 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - A merger of Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International's two wool scouring operations would create a monopoly that would use its market powers to hike prices as much as 25 percent, says carpet maker Godfrey ...More >>


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