National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

New campaign to help Kiwis in dairy farming jobs

The Government and dairy sector have joined forces on a new campaign to support COVID-19 affected workers into a farming career. The 2020 GoDairy campaign... Read More

Reminder to review stopbank grazing

With the change of season, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s stopbanks... Read More

Support increased for drought-stricken farmers

The Government is pumping an extra $3 million into the Drought Recovery Advice Fund. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says to help hundreds... Read More

Govt says primary industries drive COVID recovery

Primary sector exports are on track to grow by $1.7 billion on last year helping underpin NZ’s COVID-19 recovery, says Agriculture Minister Damien... Read More

Zespri upbeat about 2021 as profit climbs 12%

Zespri Group is upbeat about the current financial year despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, having reported a 12 per cent increase... Read More

New slower speed limit for SH5 Waiotapu

Waka Kotahi/NZ Transport Agency is reducing the speed limit for State Highway 5 through the township of Waiotapu near Rotorua. It consulted on a proposed... Read More

Government funds Kiwifruit pathways

Up to $200,000 is being invested into a kiwifruit training programme to help the kiwifruit industry provide employment opportunities, the Government... Read More

Govt backs $27m horticulture project

The Government is backing a new $27 million project aimed at boosting sustainable horticulture production and New Zealand’s COVID-19 recovery efforts. “Our... Read More

Govt helps primary sector prepare for droughts

A new $500,000 fund will help farmers and growers prepare their businesses to recover from drought as the economy gets moving again. The fund will provide... Read More

Moving Day to hit the road in June

DairyNZ and Federated Farmers are pleased to see certainty provided by the Government, that Moving Day – or Moving Week as it will likely be –... Read More

COVID-19: NZ Dairy farmers’ positive message to NZ

From Northland to Southland, dairy farmers in lockdown across New Zealand have banded together to send a clear positive message to the rest of the country... Read More

Butchers now allowed to process pork

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open. “We... Read More

Fieldays 2020 postponed

Following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement yesterday, regarding the cancellation of large gatherings to prohibit the spread of COVID-19,... Read More

Dairy industry award winners look to future

First-time entrants who are passionate about jersey cows, animal health and helping others progress have won the 2020 Central Plateau Share Farmer of... Read More