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Guy: Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good evening. Thank you Julian Raine, Horticulture New Zealand President, for that introduction. It is a pleasure to join you this evening in recognising excellence and future leaders of the horticulture industry.More >>

Taranaki Regional Council Enviro Awards a Farce

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:22:16 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

"Dow AgroSciences, Fonterra and Methanex are three named sponsors of Taranaki Regional Council's Environmental Awards. Their sponsorships makes a total mockery of these awards. This is akin to a weapons manufacturer sponsoring a peace scholarship" ...More >>

Wool Firms

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:21:03 +1200 | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that despite a slightly stronger New Zealand dollar wool prices were firm to slightly dearer. With less wool available due to weather affecting shearing and ...More >>

Cut unprofitable production – DairyNZ CEO

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:06:28 +1200 | DairyNZ

With the continued decline in milk price, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle is calling on farmers to cut unprofitable production from their systems. More >>

Gordon Campbell on D-Day for dairy at the TPP

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:57:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. Ever since the Uruguay Round kicked off in the 1980s New Zealand has set a socially self ...More >>

CB Norwood Distributors Support Farm Environment Awards

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:33:00 +1200 | Farm Environment Trust

A leading farm machinery company has thrown its weight behind the Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). More >>

Council approves water scheme consent ‘condition precedent’

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:29:53 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company

Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company Ltd (HBRIC Ltd) today updated Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) on the progress of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme and the Napier Port revaluation.More >>

Ballance delivers cash to shareholders up front

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:19:37 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Farm nutrient co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients has fast-tracked its 2014/15 rebate and dividend payment to get much-needed cash to farmers early. More >>

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Scholars

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:43:51 +1200 | NZ Beef and Lamb

They are young, bright and are the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector. More >>

Grain survey finds no cause for alarm

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:03:53 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The second of three annual Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) Survey results have been released giving a snapshot of grain stock and planting intentions as at July 1st 2015, and indicating no cause for alarm in the arable Industry.More >>

Even the lawyers say stock numbers should come down

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:55:18 +1200 | Green Party

Legal advice that says Hawke’s Bay farmers might have to reduce stock numbers in order to mitigate pollution to waterways, will have implications for water allocation all over New Zealand, the Green Party said today. Earlier this year, a Board of Inquiry ...More >>

Westland Milk cuts payout further as dairy prices fall

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:46:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) - Westland Milk Products, New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative, cut its forecast milk payout to farmers by 10 cents for the current season and for next season's by $1, in the face of sustained weakness in global dairy ...More >>

Affinity approaches bankers ove possible sale of Tegel Foods

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:36:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) - Affinity Equity Partners, the pan-Asian private equity firm, has approached a number of investment banks as it looks to sell New Zealand's largest poultry business, Tegel Foods.More >>

Rural Women New Zealand celebrates 90 years!

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:13:22 +1200 | Rural Women

On 29th July 1925 the launch of the Women's Division Farmers Union (WDFU) was to change farming women's lives. More >>

Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions for farmers

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:05:53 +1200 | Forest and Bird

Legal advice to Council confirms Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions could require farmers to reduce farming intensity More >>

Summary - Survey of Cereal Areas and Volumes

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:44:34 +1200 | Foundation for Arable Research

The objective of this AIMI survey of growers was to determine, as at July 1, 2015: More >>

Gordon Campbell on the PM’s TPP concessions on medicines

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:49:10 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So, on the eve of the last round of talks meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, Prime Minister John Key has conceded that yes New Zealand will probably have to pay more for medicines under the TPP .More >>

Fears of Massive Foreign Farm Buy-up

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:51:47 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Foreigners will be lining up to snap up New Zealand farms as highly indebted dairy farmers are forced off the land, says New Zealand First. “It’s already happening in Australia and, as we saw on TVNZ’s Sunday , farmers are going broke while foreigners ...More >>

A2's Babidge has 730% return upon settling partly-paid stock

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:51:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

A2's Babidge sitting on 730% return after settling partly-paid shares worth $4.98 mln More >>

TRC announces Storm Recovery Package for farmers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:05:32 +1200 | Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council is offering a $500,000 Storm Recovery Package to help Taranaki farmers recover from June’s extreme weather. More >>


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