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Guy welcomes Sri Lankan FarmIQ pilot

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:11:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 1 October 2016 Media Statement Guy welcomes Sri Lankan FarmIQ pilot More >>

Karaka Graduates Honoured At Australian Awards

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:06:50 +1300 | NZ Bloodstock

New Zealanders shone brightly at the 2015-16 Australian Racehorse of the Year awards in Sydney on Thursday night as Karaka graduates claimed two prestigious awards and expat Kiwi trainer Chris Waller played a starring role throughout the evening.More >>

River Plan Change

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:36:38 +1300 | Kathy White

Waikato Regional Councillors made the decision to publicly notify the Healthy Rivers Plan Change for the Waikato and Waipa Rivers on 15 September. It should have been an easy vote but it wasn’t. The vote was split 7-7.More >>

Farmer workshop advises how to irrigate for dry conditions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:42:49 +1300 | IrrigationNZ

South Canterbury farmers have a chance to join a Pleasant Point workshop on Friday 14th October showing them how to irrigate efficiently to cope with dry conditions. More >>

Big shearing sports season opens in Alexandra

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:19:47 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

One of the biggest seasons in New Zealand shearing sports has begun with the national Merino Championships in the Central Otago town of Alexandra today and tomorrow. More >>

Feds President Takes Reigns At World Farming Body

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:02:23 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More >>

Wool Eases Further

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:08:07 +1300 | New Zealand Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s Marketing Executive Mr Malcolm Ching, reports that the North Island offering of 7900bales eased across the board with 74 percent selling. The weighted indicator for the main trading currencies was up 0.94 ...More >>

Irrigation New Zealand's 'facts' fail to pass muster

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:50:17 +1300 | Ropere Consulting

Peter Fraser, Principal - Rōpere Consulting, and long time critic of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, responds to the newspaper advertisements where Irrigation NZ attempts to "'dam' Ruataniwha myths".More >>

Playing the person rather than playing the ball

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:45:40 +1300 | Ropere Consulting

Peter Fraser, Principal - Rōpere Consulting, and author of the Fish and Game commissioned report Economic Review of Wairarapa Water's Application for Stage 2 (Feasibility) Funding from the Irrigation Acceleration Fund expressed dismay regarding the behaviour ...More >>

Hamilton a better proposition

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:32:22 +1300 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton’s strong economy and geographic location make it a great choice for Auckland businesses looking to relocate. More >>

Adama’s unique wheat and barley fungicide Phoenix

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:31:21 +1300 | ADAMA New Zealand

Phoenix’s unique multi-site protectant activity makes it the ideal partner to combat resistance against speckled leaf blotch and scald. More >>

Tatua Financial Results for the Year Ended 31 July 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:42:35 +1300 | Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd

The Board of Directors of The Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company met on 28 September 2016 to consider the financial results and decide on the final payout to its 113 Suppliers for the 2015/16 season. More >>

They’re here - Kiwi-bred polled bulls

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:57:17 +1300 | CRV Ambreed

In a New Zealand first, from next dairy season CRV Ambreed will offer genetics to farmers that will guarantee the birth of polled calves. This announcement follows the recent births of a trio of homozygous polled bulls as part of the company’s ...More >>

Planting for spring? Think trees for bees

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:41:20 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Queen bee: The bee float in this year’s Blossom Parade highlighted the importance of these little critters. More >>

$20 million Invested in Growing Northland’s Economy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:18:53 +1300 | Northland Inc

Three years on from the inception of the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) Investment and Growth Reserve (I&GR) important economic development projects have been catalysed by the fund. More >>

Greater Complementary Feeds Choice for South Island Farmers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:51:12 +1300 | Agrifeeds

South Island farmers now have a much greater range of complementary feeds to choose from. The expansion of the range in the south has been made possible by the latest advancements in molasses and dry products blending technology installed at Agrifeeds ...More >>

DOC, Hawke's Bay council developer take Ruataniwha appeal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:40:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted.More >>

NZ Pharmaceuticals seeks alternative bile supply

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand Pharmaceuticals, the specialty biopharmaceuticals manufacturer, is researching ways to use alternative raw materials in the manufacture of new products due to a potential shortage of bile supply from cows.More >>

CPW Stage 2 gets the support of shareholders

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:51:54 +1300 | Central Plains Water

Stage 2 of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme has received the unanimous support of over 200 shareholders and construction of the 20,000Ha stage will be completed by September 2018.More >>

Taking care of our animals: World Animal Day - 4 October

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:59:02 +1300 | Agcarm

Agcarm reminds all farm and pet owners of their responsibility to care for the welfare of their animals in recognition of World Animal Day on 4 October. More >>


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