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Victory for Rural Communities

Sun, 27 May 2018 18:13:23 +1200 | GE Free Northland

Victory for Rural Communities- Federated Farmers of NZ Drop Controversial GMO Appeal GE-FREE Northland 26 May 2018 Media release More >>

Māori farming excellence celebrated

Sun, 27 May 2018 10:42:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Agriculture and Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri congratulates all the winners and finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Awards in further developing Māori agricultural success, return and skills development.More >>

Victory for local communities

Sat, 26 May 2018 14:01:23 +1200 | GE Free Northland

GE-Free Northland are celebrating the news that Federated Farmers of NZ have finally withdrawn their controversial GE/GMO appeal against Whangarei District Council and Far North District Council (1).More >>

Land innovation for the future of the agrifood sector

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:29:46 +1200 | Lincoln Hub

Agriculture has long been considered the backbone of New Zealand, and now the fast changing agricultural and food sector presents the opportunity to create sustainable economic growth and establish New Zealand on the world stage. Collective collaboration ...More >>

Survey finds New Zealand food safe to eat

Fri, 25 May 2018 12:13:48 +1200 | Agcarm

The food we eat, how it is produced, and the residues that remain from crop protection products is dear to the hearts of many consumers. A survey released today confirms that the New Zealand diet is safe and that contaminants are very low - and mostly ...More >>

Solution for M bovis goes down to wire, expected to cost $1b

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion. More >>

Hawke’s Bay promotes region as agribusiness destination

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:01:58 +1200 | Business Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay, 24 May 2018 - Hawke’s Bay will be flying the flag at this year’s New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays as part of a new initiative to raise the profile of the region, focus on agribusiness attraction and relocation, agribusiness investment, ...More >>

Feds backs practical element of new firearms test

Thu, 24 May 2018 15:37:36 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports changes to New Zealand’s firearms licensing, in particular the new requirement for a practical, hands-on component of testing alongside the theory.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the M bovis outbreak

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:46:55 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

A s the public keeps on being told, there is no risk at all to human health from cows infected with Mycoplasma bovis. In that respect, it is not at all like mad cow disease. Even so, the M bovis outbreak is still doing the head in of Agriculture ...More >>

For sale: Large coastal block with its own beach!

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:49:55 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

A unique 5.3-hectare coastal block complete with its own beach on Wellington’s south coast is up for sale. More >>

FQC produces guidelines for bulk fertiliser storage

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:07:24 +1200 | Fertiliser Quality Council

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) has produced a set of storage and handling guidelines for manufacturers and distributors who deal with bulk fertiliser. More >>

Early Birds Catch the Planting Bug

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:50:46 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

This week they’ve picked up the 300-plus native plants they need to complete riparian protection along the almost 3km of streambank on their 58ha Okato property. This gets them to the finish line well ahead of the 2020 deadline looming for farmers ...More >>

EU-NZ free trade deal will bring 'substantial improvements'

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:59:59 +1200 | RNZ

A billion-dollar free-trade agreement with the one of the world's largest economies is "not to be sniffed at", says Trade Minister David Parker. More >>

NZ Apple Industry Leads the World Four Years Running

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:27:14 +1200 | New Zealand Apples and Pears

The World Apple Review has for the fourth year running named New Zealand’s apple industry the most competitive on the global stage, against 33 major apple growing countries. More >>

2017/18 season: excellent market performance lifts returns

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:21:32 +1200 | Zespri

Zespri has delivered an increase in value to growers, despite a season in which the volume of New Zealand kiwifruit sold fell by 11 percent. The total fruit and service payment to growers increased by 6 percent to $1.47 billion. Zespri’s global kiwifruit ...More >>

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

Wed, 23 May 2018 09:18:14 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May. More >>

Successful trading debut for NFX

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:10:29 +1200 | Natural Fibre Exchange

The inaugural Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX) trading event earlier today attracted strong participation with 41 of 44 lots on offer (93%) sold. More >>

High country advisory group a step forward - Feds

Tue, 22 May 2018 12:22:12 +1200 | Federated Farmers

A new high country advisory group could boost constructive discussions among stakeholders and increase the wider public’s understanding of tenure review, Federated Farmers says.More >>

Employers told to pay minimum wage or risk prosecution

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:50:18 +1200 | RNZ

Advertisers offering jobs to backpackers are being told they must pay the minimum wage or risk prosecution. More >>

PM not ready to admit defeat in cow disease battle

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:16:45 +1200 | RNZ

The Prime Minister says this country is not yet ready to admit defeat to the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. More >>


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