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Martin Doyle cartoon: Big ole from OIO

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:43:43 +1200 | Martin Doyle

It's hard to know which is more stunning - the people we won't let into NZ or the people we do let in. It's almost laughably appropriate to bring in criminally convicted river-polluters to take over one of our farms.More >>

Federated Farmers welcomes New Zealand Fire Services merger

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:07:23 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services. More >>

Calving events equip farmers with skills and knowledge

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:25:23 +1200 | Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is launching two training events to provide dairy farmers with a road map for a successful, risk-free calving season. More >>

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) - April 2016

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:15:35 +1200 | Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Key Highlights: • Dairy – Global commodity prices continue ...More >>

The importance of using qualified advisers

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:27:52 +1200 | Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The release of the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord this week highlights the important role of talented people in delivering improvements in the environmental performance of dairy farming. More >>

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:17:17 +1200 | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talley’s is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company.More >>

Surge in EU milk production not “opening of floodgates”

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:09:33 +1200 | Rabobank

Signs are emerging that EU milk production growth is finally slowing, indicating the recent post-quota surge in production is a “one-off adjustment rather than an opening of the floodgates”, according to a visiting expert on the European dairy ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on not crying foul, Argentina

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:07:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly ...More >>

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:30:43 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawke’s Bay. The horticulture industry is reliant on sensible management of freshwater in New Zealand and the provision of water for ...More >>

New online financial problem-solving platform for farmers

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:39:55 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

Earlier this month accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. More >>

Expect more gains in nutrient management says Ballance

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is confident that Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord targets around nutrient data collection and efficiency reporting will continue to lift as more farmers understand the direct benefits to their farms and their OVERSEER® nutrient ...More >>

Federated Farmers thrilled Ruataniwha scheme can now proceed

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:23:37 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme in Hawkes Bay has made another significant step towards hitting the go button, after it was confirmed sufficient water sign-up will make the scheme cash positive.More >>

Ruataniwha irrigation scheme hits farmer uptake targets

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:44:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter ...More >>

RDRR Opposes Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:29:10 +1200 | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

RDRR is opposed to the Proposed Plan Change 10 (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management) to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan, on six grounds. More >>

Northland Farmer gets top foodies on side

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:00:07 +1200 | Sustainable Business Network

A local specialist pork and beef producer has won a nationwide competition to have some of the country’s top experts help promote the business. More >>

Irrigation NZ delighted Ruataniwha is in position to proceed

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:20:19 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand is delighted to see the Ruataniwha project is now in a position to proceed. More >>

Organic farming will revitalise waterways

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:18:11 +1200 | Organic NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The two most crucial moves we can make to improve New Zealand’s sadly degraded waterways are to stop dairy expansion, and to transition towards truly sustainable farming, according to the Soil & Health Association. Organic farmers ...More >>

Farming salaries holding firm despite tough conditions

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:11:58 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report. More >>

Farm Environment Competition Produces Great Crop Of Winners

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:12:22 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

The 2016 Ballance Farm Environment Awards have delivered an outstanding line-up of Supreme winners from the eleven regions participating in the prestigious competition. More >>

Supreme Court Decision: 22nd April 2016

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:29:21 +1200 | NZ Supreme Court

Derek Nicholas Blackwell and Charles Basil Blackwell as Executors and Trustees of the Estate of Ross Winston Blackwell v Edmonds Judd More >>

 

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