Rural News

Rainbow Warrior sailing to NZ to make oil history

The world famous Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior is on its way to New Zealand for a tour of the country to celebrate the Government’s recent oil ban and promote clean energy opportunities. In April, New Zealand made international headlines...... Read More

Fonterra announces interim CEO

Fonterra Co-operative Group (FCG) has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the Co-operative’s interim Chief Executive with immediate effect. Mr Hurrell is currently the Co-operative’s Chief Operating Officer, Farm Source –...... Read More

Extension for exceptional employer awards

Associate Minister for Agriculture, Meka Whaitiri has extended the nomination period for the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards. The reason for the extension is to recognise more outstanding employers from the sector which employees around one...... Read More

Farmer forced to give access

High country station farmers are fuming after officials decided to grant a right of way across their land . The owners of a lake-front high country station say government officials imposed a right of way across their land without their blessing. Jim...... Read More

Fonterra revises farmgate milk prices

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced a revision to its forecast 2017/18 Farmgate Milk Price, and updated its normalised earnings per share and dividend guidance. The Co-operative is reducing last season’s 2017/18 forecast Farmgate...... Read More

Calving gets off to mild start

Winter started off cold and wet with sunshine a scarce commodity, but calving got away to a good start, assisted by the benign weather. Dairy NZ head of South Island farm performance Tony Finch said farmers were enjoying a reasonably mild winter after...... Read More

Sustainable plastic recycling solution for farmers

As plastic waste hits the headlines again, rural recycling programme Agrecovery assures farmers and growers that it offers a complete and sustainable local solution for empty agrichemical containers and drums. This plastic is collected from over 80...... Read More

Avocado exports bring business to the BOP

Business could be about to boom for avocado growers in the Bay of Plenty. AVOCO, New Zealand’s largest avocado export group, is predicting a strong fruit set this spring. Because of it, it’s urging Bay of Plenty growers to consider the...... Read More

Economic outlook the sour note in farm survey

Pessimism about the economic outlook is a sour note among the otherwise generally positive indicators in the Federated Farmers July Farm Confidence Survey. This is the 19th time the twice-yearly survey has been conducted and for the first time farmer...... Read More

NZ Biosecurity Awards open for business

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says Kiwis can celebrate those helping to keep our flora, fauna and vital primary sectors safe by nominating them for New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. Mr O’Connor opened the award entries today....... Read More