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Another endorsement for landfarm activities

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:48:34 +1300 | Taranaki Regional Council

A new study shows that soil ecology and health are not threatened by land-based bioremediation of drilling wastes under the consent conditions imposed by the Taranaki Regional Council.More >>

Third time’s a charm for Young Auctioneer

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:45:00 +1300 | Canterbury A and P Show

PGG Wrightson auctioneer, Cam Bray proved that persistence pays off when he won the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition held during the Canterbury A&P Show recently.More >>

Driven to plant trees at Coalgate farm

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:43:25 +1300 | Enviroment Canterbury

North Canterbury farmers Roger and Francie Taylor are planting trees along a polluted stream running through their property at Coalgate, upstream of the Selwyn River and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.More >>

Restricted Demand Dips Wool Prices

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:55:16 +1300 | Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that subdued overseas interest leading into shipping requirements over the coming Christmas vacation period saw targeted buying with most types easing.More >>

Extended dry spell refocuses attention on water storage

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:52:26 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

The extended dry spell New Zealand is experiencing has highlighted the country’s need for further reliable water storage projects based on alpine water systems, says IrrigationNZ.More >>

All I want for Christmas is more AB

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:35:13 +1300 | LIC

LIC is making plans to get more cows in-calf at Christmas in response to high demand for its short gestation genetics offering and as farmers find new ways to maximise the benefits this season.More >>

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:21:55 +1300 | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its ...More >>

Feed to farmers faster

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:16:58 +1300 | Seales Winslow Ltd

SealesWinslow is celebrating as its $10 million upgrade to get feed to farmers faster nears completion. The investment has predominantly focused on its Morrinsville feedmill and distribution centre, officially opened last week, and includes improvements to ...More >>

PQ 9. Agricultural Land Use

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:20:43 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

PQ 9. Agricultural Land Use—OVERSEER Nutrient Management Tool [Sitting date: 26 November 2014. Volume:702;Page:8. Text is subject to correction.] More >>

Director elections and appointments

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:15:14 +1300 | Westland Milk Products

Westland Milk Products shareholders re-elected two long standing directors (including chair Matt O’Regan), voted in a new director for a casual vacancy and ratified the appointments of two independent directors at their company’s annual meeting ...More >>

Fish & Game wants more than lip service from agriculture

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:12:41 +1300 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game wants to know how the government will ensure the agriculture sector protects the environment after the Primary Industries Minister warned primary sector leaders that environmental sustainability is no longer a “nice to have.”More >>

Key barrier to growth in agriculture sector

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:18:40 +1300 | BNZ

BNZ chief executive, Anthony Healy says the Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Science and Business programme, launched today at St Paul’s Collegiate School in Hamilton addresses a significant and ongoing issue with the talent pipeline in one ...More >>

Ballance farmers elect von Dadelszen for Ward B

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:14:07 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients farmer shareholders have elected Sarah von Dadelszen as their new Ward B director. More >>

Canterbury researcher wins major national ecology award

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:49:31 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury researcher has won a major national ecology award for his research into how communities of interacting species respond to environmental changes.More >>

NZ secondary schools eye agribusiness subjects

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:35:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand secondary schools are trialling an agribusiness programme which aims to feed more students into tertiary study to provide future talent for the industry.More >>

Indian Ocean Tsunami, need for agricultural resilience

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:34:55 +1300 | FAO

Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the need for increasing resilience of agricultural livelihoods against disasters is a major lesson learned – FAO More >>

Figured and LIC Announce Partnership

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:06:20 +1300 | Figured

AUCKLAND, NZ. - November 25, 2014 – Figured, ( ), New Zealand’s innovative farm financial management software provider, and farmer-owned co-operative LIC (NZX:LIC) today announced a new strategic partnership combining LIC’s leading ...More >>

Standards Authority Supports the Father of Manuka Honey

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:22:13 +1300 | Dr Peter Molan

Dr Peter Molan is widely acknowledged as the father of NZ’s flourishing Manuka Honey industry. More >>

The last generation: Handing down the farm not always easy

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:33:40 +1300 | Lincoln University

Many farmers have a significant problem with regard to succession planning, meaning the majority of their children will be unable to receive an adequate farm-based income or continue farming.More >>

Guy: Speech to the New Zealand Racing Board AGM

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:14:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

I was very pleased to be allocated the racing portfolio again by the Prime Minister. I see it as an opportunity to build on the conversations I’ve had with many of you over the past few years. More >>


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