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On The Nation this weekend

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:30 +1300 | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ...More >>

Families who do crime together - expect to do time together

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:50:05 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday.More >>

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:46 +1300 | Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. More >>

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:32:08 +1300 | Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. More >>

Help set the direction for Whangarei's rural land

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:58 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council is asking for the community’s help to make changes to the District Plan that will control rural development in future. “The community has set the direction for rural Whangarei’s development in a Rural Development ...More >>

Lee Valley Dam must be affordable

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:47:11 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is urging the Government to support the Tasman District Council’s (TDC) Waimea Dam Project to prevent the critical shortage of water for urban and farming development.More >>

Ballance Ward B Election draws record field

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:04 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ call last month for director nominations for its Ward B has yielded 9 candidates hoping to replace Dean Nikora who resigned as a director ahead of taking up an international posting.More >>

Elders Primary Wool, Primary Wool buy Christchurch Yarns NZ

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:03:16 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - NZ Yarn, a joint venture between Elders Primary Wool and Primary Wool Cooperative, have bought Christchurch Yarns NZ out of receivership for an undisclosed amount. More >>

Focus on Water Quality at Te Waihora Living Water Open Day

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:07:56 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury.More >>

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:34:55 +1300 | BioGro

BioGro is New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealand’s export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:26 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the petrol price at the pump, and the market value of your house. This year, Key was lucky enough to hit a peak in the business cycle ...More >>

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:35:19 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Ballance moves to science specialisation

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:43 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With New Zealand farming systems as diverse as farmers themselves, Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ Science Extension team is making the shift to specialist roles to better support the changing requirements of farmers working with different climates, topography, ...More >>

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 November

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:29:56 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water. ‘Ruataniwha – it’s Now or Never’ is free and will take place on 4 November at Waipawa’s Municipal Theatre ...More >>

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:06:53 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products ...More >>

Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:06:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country's biggest kiwifruit grower, sees annual profit growth of up to 11 percent and is planning to expand its capacity in coming years as kiwifruit crops recover from the outbreak of the Psa-V ...More >>

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:04:58 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ...More >>

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:28:19 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council’s water quality rules (Plan Change ...More >>

FMG extends its university scholarship programme

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:08 +1300 | FMG

Applications for FMG’s agriculture scholarships are now open and will this year include school leavers looking to study ag-based degrees at Waikato University. More >>

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter.More >>

 

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