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Environmental protection the winner on the day

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:47:52 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act.More >>

Blenheim the place to be in June for Ag contractors

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:25:57 +1200 | Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is encouraging all of its members – and any others interested in the agricultural contracting sector – to attend its annual conference being held in Blenheim later next month.More >>

Working to surplus the best news for farmers in the Budget

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:24:07 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says it’s disappointed there is no Budget surplus this year, but the best news for farmers from the Government is that it is on track for a surplus next year.More >>

Farmers Get Crumbs From Budget 2015

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:55:00 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Budget 2015 offers crumbs for farmers, despite this being hard times for the people who are the lifeblood of our country, says New Zealand First. More >>

Andrew Little Post-Budget Address

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:44:29 +1200 | Francis Cook

Andrew Little said today the Budget was not earth-shattering, but he made concessions regarding the government’s new policies on working for families and children in poverty.More >>

Budget 2015 - Scoop Full Coverage - Update #1 21/5/15

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:08 +1200 | The Scoop Team

CLICK TO JUMP TO SCOOP BUDGET COMMENTARY AND REPORTS CLICK TO JUMP TO THE BUDGET PRESS RELEASES CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET REACTION CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET PREVIEWS More >>

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:40:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network, which will help Māori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8 million in the Budget, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.More >>

South Island Farmer of the Year competition opens for 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:07:25 +1200 | South Island Farmer of the Year

MEDIA RELEASE – 21 05 2015 Nominations & entries open for South Island Farmer of the Year More >>

Federated Farmers on the TPP

Wed, 20 May 2015 20:55:03 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Agricultural and Agri-Food Producers Call for an Ambitious, Fair, and Comprehensive Agreement through the Trans-Pacific Partnership More >>

Ballance makes key leadership appointments

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:26:38 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance makes key leadership appointments Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced the appointment of two general managers as well as appointments to new roles in strategy and agricultural technology. Chief Executive Mark Wynne said the appointments were ...More >>

Low payout, smarter herd management

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:22:53 +1200 | HMC Communications

“If you want to get the best out of your farming business when payout is low, you need to have the right tools.” More >>

Dairy product prices fall 2.2% in latest GDT auction

Wed, 20 May 2015 07:07:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices fell for the fifth consecutive GlobalDairyTrade auction, pushing the GDT Price Index to its lowest level since August 2009 and adding to the pressure on the one in four dairy farmers the Reserve Bank says have negative ...More >>

Dairy product prices fall 2.2% in fifth straight GDT drop

Wed, 20 May 2015 06:52:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices fell for the fifth consecutive GlobalDairyTrade auction, pushing the GDT Price Index to its lowest level since August 2009 and adding to the pressure on the one in four dairy farmers the Reserve Bank says have negative ...More >>

Young Farmers educating Tasman teens at Stock Skills Day

Tue, 19 May 2015 12:33:24 +1200 | Young Farmers

New Zealand Young Farmers is providing an educational day for Canterbury teens wanting to learn more about stock judging and handling on Sunday 24 May at the Canterbury Agricultural Park. Members of New Zealand Young Farmers High School Clubs, commonly ...More >>

Call OSPRI if you’re moving this Gypsy Day

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:55:17 +1200 | OSPRI New Zealand

Don’t put your livelihood at risk when moving or selling stock over the Gypsy Day period; make sure you call OSPRI to update your NAIT and TBfree details and record all animal movements. “This will help protect New Zealand’s reputation as a producer ...More >>

Rural Business Network Launches Free Mentoring Initiative

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:44:20 +1200 | Rural Business Network

Rural Business Network (RBN) in partnership with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ) has launched a new initiative offering mentoring support to rural businesses throughout New Zealand. The project is called ‘Rural Mentor’ and will provide a tool to ...More >>

Supreme winners open their gates

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:11:31 +1200 | Horizons Regional Council

Environmental farm award winners for the Horizons Region opened their gates and shared their secrets with other farmers last week. More >>

Greens welcome ‘locked-gate’ policy on Taranaki dump farms

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:00:35 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed news that New Plymouth District Council will implement a ‘locked gate’ policy which prevents farmers from grazing cows on oil industry dump sites until the soil has been tested and declared safe.More >>

Opportunities for farmers in lower livestock values

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:31:57 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

The release of the National Average Market Values (NAMV) for livestock this week presents an opportunity for dairy farmers to reassess the valuation method they are using for their livestock. More >>

Marketer of the Year Award 2015: Winner Announced

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:29:30 +1200 | PMA Australia-New Zealand

Produce Plus and PMA Australia-New Zealand are pleased to announce Harris Farm Markets as the winner of the PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Award 2015 for its Imperfect Picks ‘ugly fruit’ marketing campaign. Harris Farm Markets’ marketing team, ...More >>

 

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