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Govt seeking business, philanthropy for predator-free policy

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:36:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

The government is seeking funding from businesses and philanthropists to support its "aspirational" policy, announced today, to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050.More >>

PM censures Trade Minister for 'head of a pin' answers

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:25:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key has censured his newbie Trade Minister, Todd McClay, for "dancing on the head of a pin" in answers he gave to both Key and news media when first asked about alleged trade threats from China over steel ...More >>

New Zealand to be predator-free by 2050 – welcome news

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:15:07 +1200 | WWF-New Zealand

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister John Key to make New Zealand predator-free by 2050 is welcomed by conservation organisation, WWF New-Zealand. More >>

Pea growers work with MPI to rid Wairarapa of weevil pest

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:13:17 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), and local pea growers, are planning urgent action to eradicate a small Wairarapa population of a newly discovered weevil that damages pea crops.More >>

Predator Free NZ 2050 to be a massive team effort

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:46:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Achieving the goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050 will require a massive team effort across the public, private, iwi and community sectors, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.More >>

New Zealand to be Predator Free by 2050

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:44:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050. “While once the greatest threat to our native wildlife was poaching and deforestation it is now introduced predators,” ...More >>

Kiwis in charge at Corwen

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:46:14 +1200 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand shearers John Kirkpatrick and Rowland Smith have had a dramatic and triumphant end to their CP Wool UK tour by winning the final test against Wales and finishing first and second in a hectic-paced Corwen Shears Open final.More >>

Former Head of Fieldays stands for Regional Council

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:40:25 +1200 | Barry Quayle

Barry Quayle, General Manager of Fieldays during its significant growth period, is standing as a candidate in the Hamilton constituency for the Waikato Regional Council; and for the District Health Board.More >>

New researchers should focus on primary industry

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:32:01 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants a plan to attract the world’s top scientists to New Zealand to concentrate on those who will work on primary sector initiatives and the environment. More >>

Funding available for improving public access to outdoors

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:40:25 +1200 | Walking Access Commission

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors should consider applying for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund.More >>

Arable Industry Graduate Programme

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:21:31 +1200 | Foundation for Arable Research

Calling all graduates with an interest in the arable industry. Applications for FAR’s 12 month graduate programme which offers a chance to gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of the arable industry while working within it, close at the end of July. ...More >>

Justice Toogood, Meat Industry Assn to grace Affco appeal

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:14:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - Justice Kit Toogood and the Meat Industry Association survived challenges from the New Zealand Meat Workers Union to grace Affco Holdings' Court of Appeal hearing today, where it sought to reclaim the notion that seasonal workers ...More >>

Wool Market Steady

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:17:38 +1200 | NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island Wool Auction received revived support this week with an improved 81 percent of the 5700 bales selling. More >>

NZ PM Visits Fonterra’s Indonesia Manufacturing Facility

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:27:57 +1200 | Fonterra

Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning,Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between ...More >>

Ballance gears up to support farmers working within limits

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:24:02 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has formed a specialist Farm Sustainability Services team as it gears up to meet the growing need for nutrient budgeting services and farm environmental plans as farmers adjust to working within environmental limits.More >>

Hold Tight Till ‘Perfect Storm’ Clears

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:34:43 +1200 | Independent wool brokers

Hold Tight Till ‘Perfect Storm’ Clears Says Wool Brokers in Lead-Up To Next Wool Auction More >>

Silver Fern Farms says profit wiped out in 2016

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:20:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - Silver Fern Farms, the country's largest meat processor, has warned farmer shareholders that it now expects to only break-even in the current financial year, down from a pre-tax profit of $27.16 million in the previous year.More >>

Farm prices bear brunt of dairy downturn

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:02:24 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The slump in dairy prices that has seen farm prices drop to their lowest level since 2012 and down a third from their peak in 2014 will be of concern to farmers, banks and our overall financial stability, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson ...More >>

Landfarming – Toxic waste disposal or recycling of rocks?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:30:45 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick said, “landfarming is nothing more than taking the ground-up rocks, mud and minerals left over from drilling activities and recycling them by placing ...More >>

Levin woman sentenced for starving horse to death

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:35:14 +1200 | SPCA

A Levin woman allowed a horse in her care to slowly starve to death and is implicated in the death of another horse. More >>


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