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NZ-Designed Parasite Management Tool Boosts Animal Health

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 14:34:24 +1200 | Techion Group

Dunedin: Leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has released research which proves using NZ business Techion’s image based faecal egg count (FEC) technology for parasite management improves animal health, reduces farming costs and assists farmers to meet ...More >>

SPCA celebrates 10 years of cupcakes

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:54:05 +1200 | SPCA

23 July 2018: SPCA is encouraging Kiwis across the country to follow their sweet tooth into the kitchen as they celebrate a decade since the launch of their annual fundraiser: Cupcake Day. More >>

Plant-based proteins gaining traction, take heed farmers

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:14:22 +1200 | Vegan Society

The future is plant-based protein! A cutting edge conference regarding the future of protein in New Zealand is being held in Auckland on 24th July. Aimed at the farming community and developers of plant-based foods, this innovative event is a first in ...More >>

Apiculture industry asked to vote on commodity levy

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:48:14 +1200 | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is now consulting with the apiculture sector on the introduction of a commodity levy to help manage and leverage rapid industry growth. More >>

Consultation opens on domestic mānuka honey

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:48:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government wants to hear from mānuka honey producers and consumers on whether the honey produced and sold in New Zealand should meet similar requirements to exported mānuka honey.More >>

Climate change response must be balanced

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:12:29 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to pursuing meaningful bipartisan progress on climate change, however, today’s statements by James Shaw that New Zealand should act ahead of the rest of the world are a real concern, National’s spokesperson for Climate Change ...More >>

The Nation: Minister for Climate Change James Shaw

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:30:25 +1200 | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Public submissions closed this week on the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill. Around 15,000 people had their say on the bill, which will set a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and establish an independent climate change ...More >>

Horticultural groups seek flexibility in zero emissions plan

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:58:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) - Both rural lobby group Federated Farmers and Horticulture New Zealand, which represents commercial vegetable, fruit and berry fruit growers, have asked the government for flexibility in the Zero Carbon Bill, the government’s ...More >>

Pāmu updates full year EBITDAR forecast

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:16:18 +1200 | Pamu Farms

Landcorp Faming Limited (Pāmu) has released an updated EBITDAR (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Revaluations) forecast for the 2017/18 financial year.More >>

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:08:33 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. More >>

Foreign investment rules could have unintended consequences

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:13:43 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

Proposed restrictions to foreign investment could have unintended negative consequences. While the new proposed Government restrictions and legislative changes on foreign investment are aimed at reducing the amount of foreign investment for New Zealand’s ...More >>

LIC's FY net profit tumbles on one-offs

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:54:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, the dairy herd genetics cooperative, reported a 55 percent drop in full-year net profit on higher restructuring costs but was upbeat about the current year as those costs will no longer be incurred.More >>

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:56:04 +1200 | GE Free NZ

GE Ryegrass Trials Results An Illusion GE ryegrass is still at the starting line, after unimpressive results from US field trials. Approval was given in April 2017, for a one-year trial in the US State of Missouri, but AgResearch costly GE ryegrass ...More >>

RMA compliance guidelines concern Federated Farmers

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:36:40 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is in favour of ‘best practice’ guidelines on how councils exercise their duties under the Resource Management Act if they bring common sense and consistency to that role.More >>

Country of origin labelling bill cut back

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:47:05 +1200 | RNZ

Proposed country of origin food labelling legislation has been stripped back by the select committee considering it. More >>

Wool Summit leads to greater direction

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:27:19 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Key players in New Zealand’s wool industry are to form a new coordinating group to better tell wool’s story, says Federated Farmers. More >>

Wool Summit united on progress

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:57:08 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government and key players in the wool industry have taken a first step to revitalise the languishing sector, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. More >>

Marlborough district is waterlogged

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:41:03 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

While the sun is shining today Marlborough is waterlogged, with soils holding more water than is usual for this time of year, making ponding and surface flooding slow to disappear.More >>

Deer velvet looking good in Asia

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:13:06 +1200 | Deer Industry NZ

Long-term prospects for NZ velvet in the major Asian markets are looking positive says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) Asia manager Rhys Griffiths. More >>

Farmers wish all power to Productivity Commission inquiry

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:37:10 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The independent and thorough scrutiny the Productivity Commission should bring to bear on local government costs and funding could be the circuit-breaker ratepayers are looking for, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says.More >>


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