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Rural Crime Rates Continue To Rise, Federated Farmers Survey Finds

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 16:01:23 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Sentencing judges need to stop going lightly on those convicted of illegal hunting and the killing or stealing of livestock, Federated Farmers rural policing spokesperson Richard McIntyre says. And to keep pressure on the Government to ensure rural areas ...More >>

Conviction And Fine For Farmer

Wed, 6 Dec 2023 19:26:20 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

A Waikato farmer has been convicted on three charges and fined $45,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of farm animal effluent between May and November 2021. Brett Ian Dyson was sentenced by Chief Environment Court Judge David Kirkpatrick ...More >>

NZ-designed Testing Method Unlocks Healthy Soil

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:55:05 +1300 | Ravensdown

The study, funded by the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, assessed the quality of soil at Ngāi Tahu Farming sites in Canterbury against a new suite of metrics designed by AgResearch and Ravensdown. Dr. Ants Roberts, Ravensdown’s ...More >>

Partnership To Improve Rural And Regional Forecasting In New Zealand

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 11:20:04 +1300 | Joint Press Release

A partnership between New Zealand’s national weather service MetService and homegrown agri-tech experts HortPlus will improve the quality of rural weather forecasts and allow weather data to be used in new and innovative ways. <img src="" ...More >>

‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ Advocate Wins Research Award

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 10:36:27 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A Canterbury marketing academic promoting sustainable and healthy eating in the era of climate change has been recognised for her leading-edge work. <img src="" ...More >>

Unprecedented Nitrate Contamination Map Of NZ Launched By Greenpeace With Challenge To New Agriculture Minister

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:25:47 +1300 | Greenpeace

Greenpeace has today launched a groundbreaking interactive map indicating nitrate contamination levels of drinking water across New Zealand, warning of health risks from the higher nitrate concentrations. The launch comes with a challenge to the ...More >>

Reminder To Take Care When Hay Bailing This Season

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:06:06 +1300 | Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency is reminding people bailing hay this season to take their time, to make sure the job is done right. National Wildfire Manager Tim Mitchell says currently conditions are challenging for hay making. "The frequent rain and overcast conditions ...More >>

Top Agribusiness Talents Shine – Zanda McDonald Award Shortlist Unveiled

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 10:02:53 +1300 | Zanda McDonald Award

Australasia’s agricultural badge of honour, The Zanda McDonald Award, has revealed their shortlist of ten young professionals from Australia and New Zealand for the 2024 Award. The coveted award recognises future leaders working in agriculture and ...More >>

Seaweed Agribusiness Innovative Thinking “only Hope” For Environmental Sustainability And Food Production Challenges

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 15:21:58 +1300 | AgriSea New Zealand Ltd

An historic agreement was signed today between a pioneering innovator in seaweed, and Crown Research Institute AgResearch. AgResearch signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paeroa-based AgriSea with the promise of benefit for the primary sector ...More >>

Asia-Pacific Sends A Strong Message To COP28

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 19:20:36 +1300 | UN FAO

Transformation Towards An Inclusive And Resilient Agrifood System Is Critical To Achieving Global Climate Goals And Tackling Undernutrition 17/11/2023, Johor Bahru – An inclusive and resilient agrifood system is needed in the world’s most populous ...More >>

Hundreds To Gather In Wellington To Urge Government To Fund Transition To Plant-based Agriculture

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 09:45:57 +1300 | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights activists are set to descend on the capital this Saturday for the Wellington Animal Rights March. Initiated by a local grassroots activist group, Wellington Vegan Actions, and supported by SAFE, the march brings together activists from across ...More >>

Farmlands Sights Are Firmly Set On Future Growth Despite A Challenging Year

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 09:48:24 +1300 | Farmlands

Farmlands has released its 2023 Annual Report. It emphasises the rural supplies co-op’s focus on backing its core farmers and growers in a difficult operating environment, while also setting the co-op up for long-term success as a rural market ...More >>

NZ Ag On Track For Reducing Reliance On Antibiotics

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 14:14:30 +1300 | Animal and Plant Health NZ

New Zealand agriculture continues to lead the way in its approach to antimicrobial resistance- one of the top ten global threats to human health. Agriculture remains ahead of the game in the use of antibiotics, due to a concerted effort from vets, ...More >>

Hurunui Farmers Enjoy ‘Slice Of Wellbeing’ Delivered On Farm

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 17:34:14 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

13 November 2023 While takeout deliveries may not reach the farm, remote households in Hurunui now have access to an innovative wellbeing delivery service that provides mental-health support to their doorsteps. Rural isolation brings many challenges. ...More >>

Federated Farmers Say Greenpeace Are Anti-farmer And Anti-science

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 09:08:58 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Greenpeace have shown they are nothing but an anti-farming lobby group by criticising Fonterra’s new on-farm emissions targets, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "Yesterday Fonterra announced that they plan to reduce their emissions ...More >>

Kagome, NEC And DXAS Introduce Agricultural ICT Platform "CropScope" To Tomato Field In Northern Italy

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 18:11:01 +1300 | JCN Newswire

Kagome, NEC and DXAS introduce agricultural ICT platform "CropScope" to tomato field in northern Italy, saving water and increasing yield Lisbon, Portugal, Tokyo and Aichi, Japan, Nov 9, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Kagome Co., Ltd., (Kagome) ...More >>

MPG & JAAS Discuss Potential Areas Of Cooperation For Agriculture Development

Mon, 6 Nov 2023 19:52:33 +1300 | Solomon Islands MRD

Potential areas of future cooperation in agriculture development for Malaita Province were the focus of discussion during a bilateral meeting between the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) and Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) of China at ...More >>

Capitalise With Natural Capital

Mon, 6 Nov 2023 17:53:47 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

- Bala Tikkisetty One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world and New Zealand loses about 192 million tonnes of soil to the ocean every year. Without this “biological diversity” there would be no terrestrial ...More >>

MRD welcomes JAAS delegation from China

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 19:31:05 +1300 | Solomon Islands MRD

Government through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) has welcomed a delegation of senior executives from the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) of China in Honiara today (1/11/2023) to discuss potential future cooperation between ...More >>

Farmlands Joins Forces With Farmstrong For Christmas Charity Fundraiser

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 15:15:36 +1300 | Farmlands

Farmlands is partnering with nationwide rural wellbeing programme Farmstrong for the co-op’s annual Tag Your Charity fundraiser which kicks off on 1 November and runs until Christmas. Each year Farmlands selects a national partner, and its store ...More >>


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