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Bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:32 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

Call to bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication The farming community needs to step up to help lessen the rift between city and country, according to Hayden Dillon, Managing Partner and Agri Specialist at Crowe Horwath. Hayden Dillon believes ...More >>

Time to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:42:06 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Don’t wait until you think you have the perfect farm to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, say 2017 Southland finalists Derek and Bronnie Chamberlain. More >>

Mixed New Season Outlook

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:35:34 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

Friday 22 September: Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive says the new season, which starts on 1 October, is expected to be mixed across beef, lamb and venison. More >>

HiveMind Report: Medical Cannabis In Aotearoa

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:16:12 +1200 | Hivemind

Medical Cannabis is a complex and often polarising issue. However, it was highly encouraging that there were some very strong areas of consensus among the 133 participants in this HiveMind exploration. It appears that a clear majority of respondents to ...More >>

New Zealand First pledge to improve Overseer lacks clarity

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:51:56 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraged to learn that New Zealand First proposes a catchment-by-catchment approach to addressing the nation’s water quality. More >>

Award entrants encourage others to put their hands up

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:01:49 +1200 | Farm Environment Trust

Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards has been a great learning and development experience for new Kaitaia farmers Gay Pembroke and Mark Corby. More >>

Alliance buys Singapore marketer Goldkiwi to improve reach

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:56:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, has bought Singapore-based marketing and sales company Goldkiwi Asia for an undisclosed amount.More >>

Nobody Pays for Water, Kiwis are Being Brainwashed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:18:57 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. More >>

New Shareholder Benefits Programme Launched

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:37:16 +1200 | Silver Fern Farms

Dunedin Tuesday 19 September 2017: Silver Fern Farms Co-operative’s new shareholder benefits programme has a suite of incentives designed to reward shareholders and encourage the supply of quality livestock to Silver Fern Farms Limited says Chairman ...More >>

Top Slams All Water Taxes. It's About Setting a Price

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:31:46 +1200 | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party has joined farmers across the country in rejecting Labour and other parties plans to tax water. More >>

Central Taranaki Blogger’s ‘Heels 2 Boots’ Love Story

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:12:53 +1200 | Central Taranaki Young Farmers

Staring down the barrel of a camera, Sophie Brown is momentarily distracted by a noisy, low-flying plane overhead. More >>

Rural Market Waits for Spring Sunshine

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:32:43 +1200 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 82 fewer farm sales (-20.9%) for the three months ended August 2017 than for the three months ended August 2016. Overall, there were 311 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

Offer of free consent for farmers closes next week

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:13:12 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is encouraging farmers that are ready to move to the next stage of Plan Change 10 to register for a free resource consent. The offer has been available to landowners of properties over 40 hectares in the Rotorua Catchment ...More >>

Ballance Farm Environment Awards Boosts Kiwifruit Orchard

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:12:03 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment awards

Entering the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards encouraged Whakatane kiwifruit growers Iain and Leanne Blackwood to “sharpen their game”. More >>

Telling farming’s positive stories at Morrinsville rally

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:31:29 +1200 | Federated Farmers

New Zealand is too small to have a rural/urban divide, Waikato Federated Farmers President Andrew McGiven told the farming rally in Morrinsville at noon today. More >>

Peters’ appearance at Morrinsville hypocritical

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:01:44 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters needs to stop grandstanding and decide whether he really stands with farmers to stop a Labour-Greens government, ACT leader David Seymour says. More >>

Peters: Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech - Water Charges

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:46:11 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Peters; Excerpts From Morrinsville Speech Water Charges: Labour And National Farming in New Zealand has always been based around handing your farm to the next generation, better than you found it. Today, we gather here because of the attacks from those ...More >>

Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two Large Rivers

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:37:24 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Huge Turn Out Expected in Hawke’s Bay for a Rally Against a Water Conservation Order on Two of Its Largest Rivers A large convoy of tractors, trucks, utes and cars will converge from Hastings and Napier to Clive tomorrow for a large Rally in Hawke’s ...More >>

Dairy farms using same amount of water as 60 million people

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:25:01 +1200 | Ropere Consulting

Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people.More >>

Labour must come clean on water ownership

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:56:49 +1200 | The Maori Party

Labour must come clean on water ownership Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox are calling on Labour to come clean on who owns the country’s freshwater before they try taxing it.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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