Sunday, August 14, 2022
Mataura River flood banks under new scrutiny

Mataura River flood banks under new scrutiny

Evacuations may be triggered by lower river levels than previously thought.

New contractor-farmer accord ready in time for spring sowing

New contractor-farmer accord ready in time for spring sowing

Rural contractors urged to charge realistic – and higher – prices to buffer against input cost volatility.
Bringing life experience to a dream career

Bringing life experience to a dream career

A Manawatū farmer tried many professions, but found his passion in dairying.
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.

Hi-Tech success from sea to cellulose

Award recognises benefits of combining indigenous knowledge with biotechnology.

Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Pastoral farming is coming under continual pressure from all sides.



Mataura River flood banks under new scrutiny

Mataura River flood banks under new scrutiny

Evacuations may be triggered by lower river levels than previously thought.

Reducing the impact of NEB for mating

It is important to identify any at-risk animals and manage them accordingly.

Biosecurity refresher for airport staff on FMD

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.



New contractor-farmer accord ready in time for spring sowing

New contractor-farmer accord ready in time for spring sowing

Rural contractors urged to charge realistic – and higher – prices to buffer against input cost volatility.

Feeder calf sale prices similar across the yards

The latest results from North Island feeder calf sales.

Investors seek inflation-proof assets

Rural investments are lining up well against urban opportunities.

Hort, meat sectors dealt a $400m export blow

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

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.



Hi-Tech success from sea to cellulose

Hi-Tech success from sea to cellulose

Award recognises benefits of combining indigenous knowledge with biotechnology.

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.

Bringing life experience to a dream career

Bringing life experience to a dream career

A Manawatū farmer tried many professions, but found his passion in dairying.

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.



Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Ideology out of control as policy decided on the hoof

Pastoral farming is coming under continual pressure from all sides.

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.