Rural news

4 May 16, 10:53am
Statistics NZ reports 1.2% jobs growth in March quarter; private sector LCI wage growth 1.8% for year; both jobs and wages growth above most forecasts; Jobless rate up to 5.7% as participation rate rises
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4 May 16, 9:38am
The Weekly Dairy Report: The auction reveals the market is still bumping along the bottom as early cows are now being dried off
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4 May 16, 8:54am
Global dairy prices continue to bounce around the bottom in latest auction; GDT Index down 1.4%; Wholemilk powder up 0.7%
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3 May 16, 2:47pm
Allan Barber asseses what's at stake for Silver Fern Farms over the Shrimpton/Gallagher 'requisition'
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3 May 16, 1:40pm
Key says Ken Whitney's email to Todd McClay saying Key thought there was no plans to change foreign trust regime was "sloppily written"; Key repeats knew nothing of review plan; says often approached by public in person; cites Koru lounge as example
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3 May 16, 11:01am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Dry, dry, dry in many eastern areas as some SFF shareholders refuse to accept the Chinese deal
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3 May 16, 9:54am
New Zealand's biggest bank and biggest rural lender records 13% fall in interim profit to NZ$763 mln
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3 May 16, 9:28am
Keith Woodford identifies six big governance failures at the icon dairy coop. Without knowledgeable, passionate member-directors, the board becomes captured by management
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29 Apr 16, 11:52am
European dairy expert here telling us not to worry about rising EU milk output - "its finally starting to taper off" he says
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29 Apr 16, 11:17am
Higher European dairy production is bad news for New Zealand with no tapering off evident, and their cranking up of WMP production
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28 Apr 16, 2:21pm
In a world increasingly sceptical about trade agreements and more focused on short term patch-protection, it will be our food safety systems that will keep access open for our food exports
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28 Apr 16, 9:20am
RBNZ holds OCR at 2.25%; says further easing may be required; notes revival of house price inflation in Auckland; wants lower currency; but NZ$ jumps almost 1 USc to 69.2 USc after decision
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27 Apr 16, 1:36pm
Bernard's Top 10: Could Airbnb accommodate all the new tourists and collect bed taxes?; China's new baby boom; Watch out for driverless trucks; 'Let's just give away money'; John Oliver on MUDs; Clarke and Dawe on the Budget
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27 Apr 16, 12:58pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Late El Nino lowers autumn growth as some dry off early
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27 Apr 16, 10:36am
Key denies land tax for foreigners would break 'no new taxes' promise; says supply still best way to deal with Auckland housing issue; says first home buyers should buy apartments first; Seymour attacks 'third new tax'
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26 Apr 16, 3:05pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Wool back to last years prices but hopes of Chinese chilled meat access is welcome news for sheep farmers
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26 Apr 16, 9:57am
Key repeats idea floated in July last year that a land tax on non-residents would not conflict with FTAs; says no decision made; says land tax common overseas; Twyford says Key tinkering and outright ban better
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23 Apr 16, 9:17am
The new trend to construct taller wooden commercial, high-density residential buildings of wood will grow markets for NZ Radiata pine
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21 Apr 16, 11:55am
Global demand for New Zealand wine tipped to grow in 2016 – with larger producers set to take advantage: Rabobank
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21 Apr 16, 7:23am
Keith Woodford says predicting a specific season's milk payout price will always mislead; the best we can do is target a range over a longer time period
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