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Rural and urban sectors engaged in rivers process

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:03:17 +1200 | Healthy Rivers - Plan for Change

Sheep and beef farmers and Hamilton city’s water and wastewater treatment plants have both been involved recently with the Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai process aimed at protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers.More >>

Fonterra China Deal Demands Safe Supply Chain

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:43:46 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The future success of Fonterra’s deal to sell infant formula in China [1] requires all milk it uses be safe and for Fonterra to secure its supply chain from contamination by GE DNA and pesticide residues. There is now significant risk from importations ...More >>

Allied Farmers back in black as livestock unit grows

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:28:33 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers, which is rebuilding from a disastrous takeover of the Hanover and United Finance loan books, returned to profit as its core livestock unit lifted income with gains in Taranaki and Waikato.More >>

Fertiliser Company Helps Boost Rural School Resources

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:43:03 +1200 | ATTN

Rural primary schools throughout the country have been given a welcome boost to resources, thanks to the support of local farmers and fertiliser company, Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate Ltd.More >>

Fonterra credit rating cut by S&P, Fitch affirms rating

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:46:38 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group has had its A+ credit rating cut one notch by Standard & Poor's over its investment in China's Beingmate Baby & Child Food, which the rating agency sees as a more aggressive push into the ...More >>

Forest grant scheme will help control erosion

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:51:30 +1200 | NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the government’s decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country.More >>

Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:56:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The National Science Challenge – New Zealand’s Biological Heritage Ngā Koiora Tuku Iho – is to receive funding of $25.8 million over five years for research to protect and manage the country’s biodiversity, improve our biosecurity, and ...More >>

New regional pest management plan now operative

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:20:40 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council’s new regional pest management plan has today been put into operation on the casting vote of the chairperson Paula Southgate. More >>

Market Consolidates

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:57:00 +1200 | Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Marketing Executive, Mr Paul Steel reports that at today’s South Island Wool sale prices consolidated on the back of continuing short falls of volumes coming forward onto the market.More >>

OPC submission period extended

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:34:44 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

We have extended the submission period for the modified reassessment of a bee control affecting five organophosphate and carbamate insecticides (APP202142). More >>

Synlait Milk receives MPI approval

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:23:41 +1200 | Synlait Milk Ltd

Synlait Milk has received approval of its Risk Management Programme from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for its dry blending and consumer packaging plant. More >>

iAgri reaches ground Xero

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:14:14 +1200 | I-Agri Technology

Xerocon Australia 2014 proved to be the perfect launch pad for iAgri, the agri-add on partner for Xero’s farm accountancy solution. More >>

Canterbury dairy farmers compliance continues to improve

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:53:31 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Canterbury’s dairy farmers 72 percent full effluent compliance result, with no prosecutions, for the 2013/14 season shows they are taking their responsibilities seriously and the hard work is paying off. “Firstly, I would like to congratulate ...More >>

Westland cuts forecast payout on falling global dairy prices

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:40:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Westland Milk Products, the Hokitika-based dairy cooperative, has overtaken rival Fonterra Cooperative Group in cutting its forecast payout to farmers, citing falling global dairy prices and the persistent strength in the kiwi ...More >>

Canterbury’s dairy compliance: focus on improvement

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:48:09 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Canterbury’s dairy farm consent compliance results for the latest season (2013-14) show no prosecutions were needed while the overall rates of compliance were similar to the previous season. The summary of results is being released to support the annual ...More >>

NZ And International Investment Welcomed by Farmers

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:55 +1200 | Fonterra Shareholders' Council

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Ian Brown said today’s announced investments in New Zealand’s milk pools and a global partnership with China’s Beingmate were bold moves that would be welcomed by the Co-operative’s Farmers.More >>

Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:40:16 +1200 | Fonterra

27 August 2014 Auckland, New Zealand Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership in China’s High-Value Infant Formula Market Key points More >>

Fonterra Increases Processing Capacity

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:38:28 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra’s Board has given the green light to build a new high efficiency milk powder drier in the North Island and further increase milk processing capacity in the South Island to help meet global demand for dairy products.More >>

Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:37:21 +1200 | Fonterra

27 August 2014 Fonterra Maintains Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15 Season Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $6.00 per kgMS.More >>

Peters: Stopping the Sale of New Zealand

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:32:02 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Stopping the Sale of New Zealand Futility of offshore ownership of house building companies. What New Zealand First will do. More >>


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