Thursday, August 11, 2022
Fears that Three Waters could pit hort against urban needs

Fears that Three Waters could pit hort against urban needs

Finance committee hears concerns about food security under water services reforms.

Hort, meat sectors dealt a $400m export blow

Hort, meat sectors dealt a $400m export blow

That’s the estimate of what three key sectors had to forgo in the past season.
First round of MPI’s forestry scholarship applications close soon

First round of MPI’s forestry scholarship applications close soon

The programme hopes to encourage more Kiwis to study forestry-related courses, to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.
Biosecurity refresher for lax airport staff

Biosecurity refresher for lax airport staff

Biosecurity protocols fall down as farmer waved through checks after Bali trip.

Take GE decision to the people, urges Sir Peter

Sir Peter Gluckman says genetic engineering is too important to be a political football.

Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Proposals for the Significant Natural Areas, for example, could end up ‘preventing farmers from doing anything with huge swathes of their own farmland’.



Biosecurity refresher for lax airport staff

Biosecurity refresher for lax airport staff

Biosecurity protocols fall down as farmer waved through checks after Bali trip.

Foresters tread lightly on farmland deals

Getting on with the neighbours and husbanding carbon benefits are priorities.

Red Stag engineers deal with TimberLab

New firm promises one-stop shop for mass wooden structures.

Funding boost for ag and hort teaching

Government commits to supporting subjects in schools over five years.



Hort, meat sectors dealt a $400m export blow

Hort, meat sectors dealt a $400m export blow

That’s the estimate of what three key sectors had to forgo in the past season.

A2 Milk sinks on FDA letdown

Shares had jumped on hope green light could be imminent.

Farmers chase falling fixed milk prices

Measure of certainty offered by system a draw for some.

No relief in sight on food price inflation

Weather, war to blame as soaring food costs driven by local and global forces.

Fears that Three Waters could pit hort against urban needs

Fears that Three Waters could pit hort against urban needs

Finance committee hears concerns about food security under water services reforms.

Wage relief for meat works takes edge off

Immigration Minister’s announcement welcomed by industry under strain.

Exotics forestation surges on ETS carbon values

Plantings predicted to hit twice the rate envisaged by CCC.

Three Waters reforms under fire from auditor-general

Auditor-General John Ryan lays into proposals, raising concerns about weakened accountability of new water authorities.



Take GE decision to the people, urges Sir Peter

Take GE decision to the people, urges Sir Peter

Sir Peter Gluckman says genetic engineering is too important to be a political football.

UBCO seeks more money to accelerate

Electric bike company opens the throttle in the US.

Biosecurity centre for Lincoln a world first

More than 100 top international researchers and stakeholders brought together to consider co-ordinated global response to biosecurity threats facing the natural world.

Landmark regen trial kicks off in Canterbury

The study will compare two farms, side by side, to quantify social, financial and environmental effects of regenerative farming.

First round of MPI’s forestry scholarship applications close soon

First round of MPI’s forestry scholarship applications close soon

The programme hopes to encourage more Kiwis to study forestry-related courses, to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.

NZ teen enters world show jumping arena

Competing against the best in the world has given a Central Hawke’s Bay teen a taste for international show jumping – and he wants more.

Call for farmers to join DairyNZ board

Two seats open to candidates keen to be part of sector leadership.

Six vie for two seats on FMG board

Five new candidates, one sitting director put themselves forward for co-operative’s board.



Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Proposals for the Significant Natural Areas, for example, could end up ‘preventing farmers from doing anything with huge swathes of their own farmland’.

Baffled by backflip on carbon farming

Proposals to curb the status of exotic forests were there for a reason – to address the issue of planting for carbon farming only, with no intention to harvest, Feds and B+LNZ say.

Farmyard diplomacy has lessons for the US in Taiwan

Don’t goad a stroppy bull, or it could end badly for both parties

How about throwing some shade their way?

Letters to editor from Farmers Weekly readers.