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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 >>

Manuka Health opens multi-million dollar facility

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:04:48 +1300 | Manuka Health

Manuka Health officially opened the doors of its brand new multi-million dollar, purpose-built honey processing and distribution centre, on Friday 21 November 2014. It is now the largest customised honey facility in New Zealand. More >>

Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:13:22 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms

Twelve of the country’s top restaurants have made the final cut in the second annual Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards. More >>

Boys and Girls Ag Day Results

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:48:47 +1300 | Canterbury A and P Show

Daniel Stokes and Emily Smith of Oxford Area School take a break before their lambs are judged More >>

NZ farming film premiere, Wellington, November 25

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:19:15 +1300 | Organic Systems Ltd

The documentary Family Farming in New Zealand – our stories has its world premiere in Wellington on Tuesday November 25. Directed by Hugh Macdonald, the film first traces the origins of family farming in New Zealand, then uses historic footage to ...More >>

Investors back Prime Range Meats’ growth plan

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:18:11 +1300 | Prime Range Meats

Invercargill New Zealand November 21 2014: In a move that will see Prime Range Meats firmly hooked into its own secure supply chain into China, Lianhua Trading Group is increasing its shareholding from 24.9% to 75%. The move has been approved by the ...More >>

Lincoln technology on show to Chinese President

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:54:12 +1300 | Lincoln University

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the dignitaries viewing cutting-edge agri-technology developed at Lincoln University to tackle global issues on his visit to Auckland today.More >>

Lincoln finds new partner in China

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:42:28 +1300 | Lincoln University

Exploring innovative technologies for improving processing, manufacturing and quality assurance in dairy across the whole value chain is the overarching goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week between Lincoln University and Yili Industrial ...More >>

Wairarapa Sheep & Beef Farm Business of the Year Competition

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:14:45 +1300 | Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

The annual Keinzley Agvet Wairarapa Sheep and Beef Farm Business of the Year competition is calling for final entries before it closes on Friday 28 November 2014. The aim of the competition is to promote innovative sheep and beef farming practice by identifying ...More >>

Restricted fire season for Hastings District

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:38 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Hastings District will move to a restricted fire season on Monday 24th November. More >>

CEO Successful Fellow

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:02:16 +1300 | NZ Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust CEO Dr. Nick Edgar has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. More >>

Federated Farmers leader wants farmers to report rural crime

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:04:20 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre Industry Group Chair Rick Powdrell says farmers aren’t diligent enough in reporting stock thefts from their properties. “Unfortunately they might think the police aren’t interested or are too hard pressed to investigate,” ...More >>

Wealthy Waikato farmers stonewall ‘foreign’ ownership

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:38:14 +1300 | Bayleys

Waikato dairying and grazing blocks going on the market for sale are remaining under the ownership of ‘local’ farmers who are far better financially resourced than their counterparts from other New Zealand provinces, according to the latest batch ...More >>

Good News for Consumers From Commerce Commission Report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:18:56 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the release of a Commerce Commission investigation concluding that Progressive Enterprises has not breached the Commerce Act in its dealings with suppliers.More >>

NorthTec Seeks Partnerships With Northland’s Farmers

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +1300 | NorthTec

NorthTec is seeking commercial farmers in Northland who can provide a suitable venue for the delivery of agricultural training programmes. More >>

Prices surging, but volumes steady in Rural Property Market

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:48:51 +1300 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were three fewer farm sales (-0.9%) for the three months ended October 2014 than for the three months ended October 2013.More >>

Dairy Awards Secures Future in Industry

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:54:16 +1300 | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Participating in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards has turned dreams into reality for the 2014 New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year, Nick Bertram. More >>

Canterbury’s Patoa Farms wins

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:41:21 +1300 | Lincoln University Foundation

Patoa Farms Ltd, a large scale free-farmed pig breeding and finishing operation at Hawarden in North Canterbury, has won the Lincoln University Foundation’s South Island Farmer of the Year competition for 2014.More >>

Have your say on fungi to protect cereal crops

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:53:36 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting submissions on an application to release non-toxic Epichloë fungi. Epichloë endophytes could improve the resistance of cereal plants to insect pests, fungal diseases and droughts.More >>

Australia-China FTA adds to rivalry in soft commodities

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:09:31 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Australia's FTA with China adds to rivalry in 'hotly contested' market for soft commodities More >>


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