Monday, April 22, 2024

Governance


Biosecurity New Zealands detector dog Ice on the job

Ministry job losses hang on Budget, bargaining

Neal WallaceApr 17, 2024
Fate not known for weeks yet amid consultations to stave off at least some of the hundreds of proposed redundancies.

Governance disruption ‘in the past’ for PGW

Hugh StringlemanApr 4, 2024
Focus shifts from boardroom shenanigans to customer service and support.

How I learnt to stop caring about woke nonsense

Daniel EbMar 28, 2024
Revolution and reaction is the rhythm of our species, says Daniel Eb.

On-farm support ring-fenced amid MPI cuts

Neal WallaceMar 25, 2024
 No proposed reductions to frontline biosecurity or support teams, MPI says.


Agria backs down from PGW board upheaval

Agria backs down from PGW board upheaval

Farmers WeeklyMar 22, 2024
Board welcomes development and drops preparations for special shareholders meeting.
Acland marks a year of change at BLNZ

Acland marks a year of change at BLNZ

Annette ScottMar 21, 2024
A more transparent and responsive organisation is emerging, chair tells AGM.
Fee hike shot down at BLNZ meeting

Fee hike shot down at BLNZ meeting

Annette ScottMar 20, 2024
Strong views from a voter turnout barely in double figures.
Poor BLNZ vote turnout disappoints

Poor BLNZ vote turnout disappoints

Farmers WeeklyMar 15, 2024
Acland urges farmers to get involved in conversations
NZSA weighs in on PGG Wrightson board battle

NZSA weighs in on PGG Wrightson board battle

Neal WallaceMar 12, 2024
‘One of the worst cases of board interference in the last few years,’ says Shareholders’ Association.
BLNZ catches flak for mooting board fee hike

BLNZ catches flak for mooting board fee hike

Neal WallaceMar 7, 2024
Groundswell slams timing of director remuneration remit.
To co-op or not to co-op

To co-op or not to co-op

Guest writerFeb 28, 2024
George Moss is a strong believer in farmers owning and controlling their own destiny.
Five BLNZ remits for farmers to mull

Five BLNZ remits for farmers to mull

Farmers WeeklyFeb 16, 2024
Ahead of annual meeting, only three proposals have board support.
Sectors get candid about proposed Team Ag

Sectors get candid about proposed Team Ag

Farmers WeeklyFeb 16, 2024
Mixture of support and concerns as Team Ag idea gets industry excited.
BLNZ ready to reach out to farmers

BLNZ ready to reach out to farmers

Neal WallaceFeb 9, 2024
Advocacy role reviewed following pushback from levy payers.
Two seek northern NI representation on BLNZ board

Two seek northern NI representation on BLNZ board

Hugh StringlemanFeb 1, 2024
Waikato candidates Peter Moore and Phil Weir vie for seat.
Rural advocacy is a team sport

Rural advocacy is a team sport

Federated FarmersJan 25, 2024
Last year Federated Farmers released 12 policy priorities for the new government, and seeing those policies implemented is another focus for Wayne Langford this year.
Mathieson announces resignation from Zespri

Mathieson announces resignation from Zespri

Farmers WeeklyJan 23, 2024
CEO moving to global berry producer Driscoll’s after two decades with kiwifruit company.
Nelson makes history at Silver Fern Farms helm

Nelson makes history at Silver Fern Farms helm

Neal WallaceJan 23, 2024
Meat co-operative elects its first female chair amid several changes at the top.
Pine trees aerial

Forestry to launch ‘whole of industry’ lobby group

Farmers WeeklyJan 19, 2024
New Zealand Forest & Wood Sector Forum will represent sector to government.
Alliance shareholders give board a chewing out

Alliance shareholders give board a chewing out

Neal WallaceDec 15, 2023
Calls for chair to face consequences of $200m turnaround.
Cameron stepping down as Zespri chair

Cameron stepping down as Zespri chair

Farmers WeeklyDec 15, 2023
Nathan Flowerday to take his place after February.
SFF fills CEO post from within its ranks

SFF fills CEO post from within its ranks

Neal WallaceDec 13, 2023
Dan Boulton most recently chief supply chain officer.
Big dairy players in alliance to tackle methane

Big dairy players in alliance to tackle methane

Farmers WeeklyDec 6, 2023
Six global food companies announce new drive at COP28.
Scott St John ends seven-year stint on Fonterra board

Scott St John ends seven-year stint on Fonterra board

Farmers WeeklyDec 1, 2023
Independent director to exit as other commitments mount up.
Northland farmer laments Fonterra meeting process

Northland farmer laments Fonterra meeting process

Hugh StringlemanNov 16, 2023
‘Whole process of farmer remits needs examination,’ Northland farmer says.
Fonterra’s an example to co-ops and corporations alike

Fonterra’s an example to co-ops and corporations alike

Alan EmersonNov 13, 2023
Dairy giant could teach levy bodies and thing or two, says Alan Emerson.
Five vie for Alliance seats

Five vie for Alliance seats

Neal WallaceNov 3, 2023
Voting ahead of December annual meeting.
BLNZ fills associate director role on board

BLNZ fills associate director role on board

Farmers WeeklyOct 30, 2023
One-year term designed to expose aspiring ag leaders to coalface of governance.
Proposed restructure on the cards at Feds HQ

Proposed restructure on the cards at Feds HQ

Federated FarmersOct 13, 2023
For some time now Federated Farmers has been facing the same inflationary pressures as the rest of New Zealand. 
BoP business owner makes history as new seed body head 

BoP business owner makes history as new seed body head 

Annette ScottOct 6, 2023
Charlotte Connoley becomes the first woman to head the grain and seed trade association.
Wide range of candidates seeking election to DairyNZ board

Wide range of candidates seeking election to DairyNZ board

Gerald PiddockOct 4, 2023
Candidates try to convince New Zealand’s 11,300 dairy farmers to vote for them.
Two spots open up on Alliance board

Two spots open up on Alliance board

Farmers WeeklyOct 2, 2023
Nominations sought following two retirements.
Leadership fatigue taking its toll on sector

Leadership fatigue taking its toll on sector

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
The primary sector’s leaders are feeling the pressure as farmers’ fear and frustration deepen divisions in the industry.
Pushing leaders beyond reason and remit

Pushing leaders beyond reason and remit

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
Farmers are asking far too much of their industry good bodies, says one young agri CEO.
In the firing line when HWEN kicked off

In the firing line when HWEN kicked off

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
Andrew Morrison was an early victim of the increasing polarisation of farming views.
Lessons from the frontlines of ag leadership 

Lessons from the frontlines of ag leadership 

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
Leading fractious farmers is tough at the best of times, and these are not those.
Water regs took Groundswell co-founder to boiling point

Water regs took Groundswell co-founder to boiling point

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
Groundswell touched a nerve, says co-founder Bryce McKenzie.
Phil-Weir

Politics in the primary sector: who pays?

Neal WallaceSep 28, 2023
A Nuffield scholar questions the role of levy-funded bodies in the political space.
Directors elected to Ballance board

Directors elected to Ballance board

Farmers WeeklySep 22, 2023
Dani Darke re-elected and Jared Collie joins board.
Baker’s dozen standing in DairyNZ farmer poll

Baker’s dozen standing in DairyNZ farmer poll

Farmers WeeklySep 7, 2023
Thirteen contesting just two board places for farmer-elected directors.
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