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September 23rd
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September 23rd
The Christchurch City councillor accused of sending "grossly inappropriate" messages to three young people has today outed himself and denied any wrongdoing.Councillor Deon Swiggs revealed this afternoon that he is the focus of...
September 23rd
Lynace Parakuka was in the first trimester of pregnancy when Jason Wiremu Poihipi attacked and savagely beat her to death, a jury in the High Court at Rotorua has heard.They are trying Poihipi, 19, for the murder of Parakuka, his...
September 23rd
A person has died in a workplace accident in Ōtāhuhu.Police were notified of the incident at 1.37pm.The worker died at the scene of freight business Coda in Savill Drive. DO YOU KNOW MORE? EMAIL US WorkSafe had...
September 23rd
By Anneke Smith for RNZ A High Court jury has retired to deliberate in the trial of a pair accused of murdering and torturing an Auckland teenager.Toko (Ashley) Shane Winter and Kerry Te Amo have been on trial in the High Court...
September 12th
New Zealand Apples & Pears is positioning itself as a global leader in social practices and in eliminating exploitation of workers on supply chains, its business development manager Gary Jones says. NZ A&P has recently introduced the GRASP (Globa…
August 30th
With distrust growing in consumers, even for science, gaining their trust is now more valuable to win than ever. Tim Hunt, the head of RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness in Australasia, says trust is becoming more complex to succeed in and more valuable …
August 30th
The end of Government funding for Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics has prompted a move to integrate the business into B+LNZ as a standalone unit. B+LNZ Genetics (BLG) was set up in 2013 as a subsidiary, funded in partnership with the Ministry of Business…
August 30th
Food and fibre is the most “activist disrupted” sector globally, second only to petroleum, says KPMG’s global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot. “People desperately want us to grow more food, but how it’s being grown is challenging people and causing t…
August 16th
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has urged growers to pay people better.  O’Connor was addressing 600 people at The Horticulture Conference 2019 at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton. Its theme was ‘Our Food Future’.  O’Connor says despite the k…
September 23rd
DairyNZ and research partners including Lincoln University are exploring flexible milking options, including variations of three milkings over two days, which some Southland dairy farms are already using.Dr Paul Edwards, of DairyNZ,...
September 23rd
Simon and Hilary Vallely are passionate about dairying.They encourage those with a similar enthusiasm to enter the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards' Southland/Otago regional competition. Entries open on October 1.The couple,...
September 23rd
A Maniototo dairy farm is salvaging an old school building in Patearoa to use as a function room and hang-out spot for its roster of hardworking staff. Central Otago reporter Adam Burns spoke to Dairy Farm Partnership about how it...
September 20th
Comment: DairyNZ has released a letter from an architectural designer in Auckland to illustrate urban support for New Zealand farmers and to raise awareness of rural mental health with Mental Health Week, September 23-29, set to begin....
September 16th
A chemical hose has burst at Westland Milk Products factory in Hokitika, resulting in an uncontrolled chemical release.Liquid was spilling out for two hours - and nitric acid was in the hot water vapour being released for a period...
September 6th
Selecting the right genetics is no longer only for improving the economic output of a herd, says CRV Ambreed sales and marketing manager Jon Lee. “Dairy farming requires genetics and data collection to enable farmers to understand their options to farm su…
September 5th
Tail pant has been shelved by a King Country farm — the first in New Zealand to try DeLaval’s automated cow heat detection. Called HeatGate, it has an electronic circuit contained in an adhesive patch. The technology replaces tail paint and manual draftin…
September 5th
The ‘Resilient Dairy’ research launched by LIC at National Fieldays in June is an “overdue but welcome initiative” because New Zealand is lagging in dairy genetics, says genetics company World Wide Sires. The seven year programme ‘Resilient Dairy: Innovat…
September 5th
Dr Sean Daly, vet and technical adviser at MSD Animal Health, explains best-practice guidelines for treating cows with clinical mastitis. Mastitis is one of the most common diseases of New Zealand dairy cattle. Following best-practice guidelines for …
August 26th
Good bull management means running adequate numbers of bulls with the herd, reducing their stress, and handling bulls to minimise the risk of injury to people and animals, says DairyNZ. Having enough bulls when cows are likely to be on heat is important f…
September 22nd
New Zealand's rivers remain in a worrying state, with new data showing how levels of harmful E. Coli and nitrogen have been worsening over the past decade.Multi-agency monitoring programme Land, Air, Water Aotearoa, or LAWA, today...
September 19th
Local elections are coming up and Federated Farmers reminds members how important it is to vote.The quality of local government in rural communities can mean the difference between dodgy roads and safer ones, thousands of dollars...
September 19th
Store lambs met strong demand and ewes with lambs at foot also rose at Stortford Lodge yesterday.Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, had 224 ewes with good terminal lambs at foot which sold for $4 or $5 more than last week.The top pen...
September 19th
NZ has good case for ringfencing the greenhouse gas, says Northland grower. Prescribed climate change mitigation actions will cost. It's important to make sure arguments in support of specific actions are based on robust research...
September 17th
Huge turnouts to meetings called to discuss the Government's Essential Freshwater proposals have caught the Ministry for the Environment on the hop. An estimated 150 farmers had to wait outside in the cold because the venue at Winton...
September 18th
2019 Share Farmers of the Year Colin and Isabella Beazley, of Northland, say the benefits to their career and business from entering are worth the effort and time. The Beazleys won 2019 Northland Share Farmers of the Year and went on to win the national t…
September 18th
At least 3.4 billion litres of water will be saved every year under new water targets Fonterra launched this month, the co-op says. Six of its factories in water-constrained regions will reduce their water use by 30% by 2030 in a bid to accelerate sustain…
September 18th
The dairy sector will earn New Zealand about $17.5 billion in export revenue this year, and likely more next year, says Professor Graeme Doole, DairyNZ principal economist. This is more than earned by forestry, meat and wool combined, he says in a DairyNZ…
September 5th
Lisa Groen is gradually taking over the reins of the family farm, near Te Aroha, Waikato, ten years on from starting to learn the ropes. And the family is working to grow the business to support them all.  Groen is the second generation on the 65 ha,…
September 5th
Maui Milk is seeking new suppliers of sheep milk located within two hours of Hamilton for a new supply agreement with Danone. Milk from free range, grass fed dairy sheep is now supplied by Maui Milk to Danone from its two farms running 6000 ewes on the we…
September 23rd
Foreign ownership of the New Zealand sharemarket fell by just over two percentage points to 51.5 per cent in the June quarter, mostly due to profit-taking from Australian investors, brokers Forsyth Barr said.Other internationals...
September 23rd
Progress on the Ports of Auckland's new waterfront car parking building has sparked anger from a real estate agent who says the higher the building goes, the more it blocks the city seaside.Graham Wall, the agent who sold New Zealand's...
September 23rd
If New Zealand's construction industry is to thrive, the bottom line is that clients, particularly government ones, are going to have to pay more for buildings.Steve Killeen, chief executive of Downer's New Zealand operations, spelled...
September 23rd
The liquidator for Stanley Group and Tallwood Holdings has cut a deal with the developer of 23 KiwiBuild homes to get subbies paid out immediately. The arrangement comes as liquidator Damien Grant's appointment will be challenged...
September 23rd
Spark's bad weekend stretched into early morning trading, with the company's stock price dropping 8 cents (1.84 per cent) to $4.27 as soon as the market opened.This drop was equivalent to a loss of over $144 million in market value...
September 23rd
All Blacks prop Angus Ta'avao has the moves both on and off the field.The All Blacks have spent the past two days interacting with fans and attending media events in Tokyo following their 23-13 victory over the Springboks on Saturday,...
September 23rd
A South African rugby critic is turning the heat on All Black captain Kieran Read, accusing him of a "clear professional foul around the neck".But it's brought a divided reaction from Springbok fans, some of whom say it paints them...
September 23rd
Waikato were always going to be up against it taking on a side with the talent that Tasman possess, and in the end, they came away from another 80-minutes of big highs and frustrating lows that saw the game go south. In fact, Waikato...
September 23rd
COMMENT: In certain geeky, arty Auckland circles it's an unusual question I was asked this weekend: "Can we watch the rugby?"This hadn't come up yet but yeah, dude. Go the team.Look, full disclosure, we're millennials. I write...
September 23rd
Even New Zealand rugby's most famous critic was impressed.Stephen Jones, from the Sunday Times, says the opening salvos of the World Cup have found the All Blacks landing the best punches.Jones reckoned the match ended with "the...