Rural news

29 Jul 16, 2:00pm
Statistics NZ has taken the most unusual step of delaying release of the Household Labour Force Survey for two weeks
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27 Jul 16, 11:17am
Survey showed farmers’ spending intentions for the coming year remain negative and have barely budged since the last survey
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27 Jul 16, 11:00am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Most start new season with sound feed and cow condition but are apprehensive about slow arrival of market upturn
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26 Jul 16, 3:34pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
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26 Jul 16, 10:09am
Domestic log prices suffer as export prices under pressure especially from China. Quality supplied into export markets may bite back and limit pricing offers
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24 Jul 16, 3:44pm
Keith Woodford says that with Silver Fern Farms drowning in financial underperformance, it is time to "get on with it". If OIO approval comes, there will be a wide variety of ownership models as options for farmers
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24 Jul 16, 1:56pm
Allan Barber accuses those calling for a new Silver Fern Farms vote on the Shanghai Mailing merger are risking the viability of the whole company just as its circumstances turn down
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21 Jul 16, 5:17pm
Treasury says the government should consider including agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme
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21 Jul 16, 2:56pm
OECD-FAO report suggests only gradual improvements in global dairy prices over next 10 years; Labour's finance spokesperson says dairy farmers won't see breakeven till 2019 at earliest
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21 Jul 16, 11:44am
Allan Barber says next season will be murky for farmers, processors, or exporters as the risks pile up even though in the longer term, the fundamentals are positive
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21 Jul 16, 9:09am
RBNZ says inflation outlook has weakened due to 6% rise in NZ$ since June 9; says 'decline in exchange rate needed' as it's making it hard for RBNZ to meet inflation target; says likely further easing required
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20 Jul 16, 2:48pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Early calving in the north starts well and cow condition on track in the south, but dairy prices still dragging along the bottom
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20 Jul 16, 8:47am
Dairy prices were flat at the global auction overnight, though the key Wholemilk Powder price rose by 1.9%
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19 Jul 16, 11:55am
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: Big prices paid for in lamb ewes at Temuka but the new seasons lamb prospects look flat
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19 Jul 16, 9:14am
RBNZ acts to urgently tighten lending to investors; proposes 60% LVR limit for rental property investors nation-wide from Sept 1; also plans to tighten LVR lending above 80% for other borrowers
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18 Jul 16, 12:35pm
Dairy farm sales and prices have fallen sharply but the rest of the rural market is stable, lifestyle block prices at record high - REINZ
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18 Jul 16, 10:52am
CPI up 0.4% in June quarter and up 0.4% from a year ago; Economists had expected around 0.5% for both; RBNZ had forecast 0.6%; Auckland rents up 3.5% and Auckland new house costs up 7.6% from year ago
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13 Jul 16, 11:48am
Recommendations for foreign trusts having stronger initial registration rules and need for annual returns with distribution details will be 'moved on quickly' by Govt
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13 Jul 16, 11:20am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Early calves focus farmers of new welfare rules as nutrient issues influences management in the South
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13 Jul 16, 7:37am
Keith Woodford says that if New Zealand wants to capture an increasing share of the branded dairy markets, it will need to figure out how to make non-seasonal production systems work in our pasture-based environment
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