Rural news

29 Jun 16, 4:19pm
Keith Woodford says shocks can resolve themselves if there is underlying strength. But our underlying position on WMP is no longer a strength and that needs to change fast
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29 Jun 16, 11:28am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Managers surprisingly upbeat amid tough global dairy market conditions as northern farms get ready for early calving
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29 Jun 16, 9:35am
William Rolleston's address to the Federated Farmers of NZ National Council - June 2016
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28 Jun 16, 4:25pm
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Brexit and the Shanghai Mayling deal will both be significant influences for the future of meat and wool
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28 Jun 16, 12:42pm
Allan Barber assesses ANZCO Foods latest financial results and finds a company that 'appears to be in something of a rut'
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27 Jun 16, 4:17pm
Fed Farmers dairy chairman admits NZ dairy farmers are among the world's most indebted, says the effects of the Brexit are up in the air and diverts attention away from nitrogen in the fresh water debate
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27 Jun 16, 3:05pm
Shewan Inquiry into foreign trusts recommends stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details; Revenue Minister plans to stop 'excessive payments' by local units to foreign parents
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27 Jun 16, 10:29am
PM doesn't see OCR cut on August 11 more likely after Brexit vote; says RBNZ still forecasting 3%-plus growth; Wheeler still has buffer, but Brexit no reason to cut by itself, he says; New FTA needed with UK post Brexit
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27 Jun 16, 9:16am
Optimism returning to rural sector, led by horticulture. Sheep, beef and even dairy farmers report improved sentiment
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25 Jun 16, 5:43pm
Allan Barber likes the Irish inclusive approach to industry strategy, which includes "impressive commercial and intellectual grunt", over MPI's silo approach
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24 Jun 16, 2:10pm
Bernard's Top 10: Is a US recession coming?; NZ's awful productivity performance; Our just as awful export sector; Why are consumers so worried about the future?; Clarke and Dawe; John Oliver on Brexit
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22 Jun 16, 2:02pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Fieldays dairy visitors show new resolve to survive under lower payout as the country enjoys a milder winter so far
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22 Jun 16, 12:19pm
Allan Barber reviews ANZ's assessment of the "ample opportunities" in the wider Asian markets for products from our primary sectors and finds plenty of reasons to be positive
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21 Jun 16, 11:35am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Dry conditions in the east have some farmers nervous whether there will be enough feed in the spring
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20 Jun 16, 5:15pm
Dairy farms prices are down nearly 15% compared to last year while lifestyle block prices and volumes set new records in May
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17 Jun 16, 11:53am
Keith Woodford says a lot depends on how Singapore/Hong Kong-owned Goodman Fielder responds to potential changes to their cosy access to Fonterra's milk supply
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17 Jun 16, 9:47am
Part three of Allan Barber's perspective of the New Zealand meat industry. The need to find points of difference that motivate consumers will become the key to future properity
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16 Jun 16, 2:06pm
Sentiment in the export market is turning negative, while domestically log suppliers are facing growing import challengers
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16 Jun 16, 10:58am
GDP grew 0.7% in March quarter compared with consensus forecasts of 0.6%
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16 Jun 16, 9:55am
Another flat global dairy auction result points to an ongoing slog for the country's dairy farmers
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