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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 >>

Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:14 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. “These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and ...More >>

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:53:00 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealand’s rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:06:00 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and ...More >>

UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV sees 6%-plus returns

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:36:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Germany's Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from mainly offshore wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers behind loans from ANZ ...More >>

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:46 +1300 | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ...More >>

Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M to fund farmers

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:58:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Germany's Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers.More >>

Spotlight on health and safety in agribusiness

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:57:06 +1300 | Institute Of Directors

Waikato farming business leaders meet in Te Awamutu next week for an interactive session on driving eective health and safety practices. More >>

 

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