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Bobby calves must be treated humanely

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:48:27 +1300 | RNZSPCA

SPCA New Zealand is horrified at the inhumane treatment of bobby calves shown in videos taken by Farmwatch and screened on TVNZ's Sunday programme last night. More >>

Award thanks to Eastern Bay of Plenty farmers

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:26:23 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Nukuhou River has won the Bay of Plenty’s most-improved river title for 2015. More >>

MPI continues to work on bobby calf issue

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:41:57 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that were the subject of a television programme last night following receipt of footage that was aired on the programme.More >>

Fonterra in organic infant formula deal with Bellamy's

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:28:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group and Bellamy’s Australia have entered into a five-year, multi-million dollar deal to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders at the Darnum infant formula plant in southeast Victoria.More >>

Fonterra And Bellamy’s Team up in Australia

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:57:18 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra Australia and Bellamy’s Australia Limited (Bellamy’s) announced today plans to enter into a five year, multi-million dollar strategic agreement to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders.More >>

Dairy-Free Living – It’s Healthy And It’s Easy

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:48:15 +1300 | NZ Vegetarian Society

The footage of New Zealand’s dairy industry on Sunday, TV One, showed newborn calves mistreated and suffering all the way from the farm to slaughter at the tender age of 4-7 days old.More >>

Aussies win the real match at Adelaide Oval – the shearing!

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:45:38 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The Aussies have beaten the Kiwis in the first of two matches that ended at the Adelaide Oval tonight [Sunday 29/11]. More >>

Dairy industry appalled at video footage

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:39:13 +1300 | Dairy NZ

Dairy industry bodies say they are appalled at the bobby care practices revealed in video footage recorded by animal rights group Farmwatch and released as part of a SAFE public campaign launched against dairy farming.More >>

Much waiting yields Mutch win at Stratford

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:37:16 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Spectators reckoned Golden Shears champion and 2012 World champion Gavin Mutch looked pretty happy as he shore his way to victory in the Open final at the Stratford A and P Show on Saturday(November 28)..More >>

Lynne Alexander receives Walking Access Award

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:25:54 +1300 | Walking Access Commission

Akaroa resident Lynne Alexander has received a Walking Access Award for her significant contribution towards developing some of the area’s finest walks and making them accessible to thousands of people.More >>

New Zealand dairy industry reputation in tatters

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:25:13 +1300 | Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch are calling on New Zealand and international consumers to ditch dairy following an explosive and comprehensive investigation into animal cruelty in the New Zealand dairy industry. The investigation reveals inherent ...More >>

Federated Farmers signs Land & Water Forum Report

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:40:40 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers has today added its name to the signatories of the fourth report of the Land & Water Forum after receiving the conditional support of its National Council.More >>

Beef, pig and deer farmers face stream-fencing requirements

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:33:06 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Beef and deer farmers, along with outdoor piggeries, are set to face the same stream-fencing requirements as dairy farmers following the latest recommendations of the Land and Water Forum, while commercial and industrial water ...More >>

Ballance director Oliver Saxton elects to stand down

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:31:33 +1300 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Long-serving Ballance Agri-Nutrients director, Oliver Saxton has signalled his intention to step down from the co-operative’s board at its annual meeting of shareholders in September 2016. Mr Saxton, who has been a Ward A director since 2001, runs a 580 ...More >>

Land and Water Forum’s focus is money, not protection

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:01:40 +1300 | Green Party

The Land and Water Forum’s mandate should be improving water quality, not making as much money from water as possible before the environment collapses, the Green Party said today. More >>

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:21:33 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Regional council acknowledges Piako farmers’ efforts The efforts of farmers to improve the health of the Piako River have been deservedly recognised at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night, says Waikato Regional Council chairperson Paula ...More >>

Where does the city end and the country begin?

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:31:20 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders who want to understand the similarities or differences between Sandringham and Three Kings, Brooklyn and Vogeltown, or Sydhenham and Beckenham can have their say about how these areas and more are defined for statistical purposes, Statistics ...More >>

Farm Environment Trust’s Annual Report Highlights Growth

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:20:53 +1300 | Farm Environment Trust

The New Zealand Farm Environment (NZFE) Trust and its flagship event, the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, have celebrated another successful year. More >>

Ruataniwha promoter seeks mix of equity, debt funding

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:15:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Co, the developer and sponsor of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, says the $275 million project will be funded with a mix of equity and debt, and is likely to result in a secondary market for ...More >>

Many positives but RMA reforms don’t go far enough

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:54:46 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers cautiously welcomes the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill introduced at Parliament today, but is concerned that proposed reforms do not go far enough. More >>


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