Rural News

23rd Sep 19, 12:03pm
Keith Woodford sets out how the seeds of Fonterra’s current situation were sown a long time ago, driven by over-confidence and arrogance in the overarching company culture
Keith Woodford sets out how the seeds of Fonterra’s current situation were sown a long time ago, driven by over-confidence and arrogance in the overarching company culture
23rd Sep 19, 12:03pm
20th Sep 19, 10:09am
ANZ NZ says it was cold called by more than 10 overseas hedge funds about its rural loan portfolio within 6 months, 3 of 4 other major rural lenders say they haven't been approached
ANZ NZ says it was cold called by more than 10 overseas hedge funds about its rural loan portfolio within 6 months, 3 of 4 other major rural lenders say they haven't been approached
20th Sep 19, 10:09am
19th Sep 19, 1:04pm
The Global Dairy Trade auction prices have a welcome lift and just shows how reliant New Zealand is on the Chinese market, which, while profitable, is not without risks
The Global Dairy Trade auction prices have a welcome lift and just shows how reliant New Zealand is on the Chinese market, which, while profitable, is not without risks
19th Sep 19, 1:04pm
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19th Sep 19, 10:38am
ANZ NZ approached by hedge funds interested in buying its rural debt portfolio but turned them down, RNZ reports
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ANZ NZ approached by hedge funds interested in buying its rural debt portfolio but turned them down, RNZ reports
19th Sep 19, 10:38am
19th Sep 19, 8:51am
Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
Allan Barber assesses the long and short term risk factors for New Zealand from Brexit for meat exporters who must get on with winning orders and satisfying customer demand in Europe. China is the relief valve
19th Sep 19, 8:51am
18th Sep 19, 11:47am
The number of farms being sold might be well down on last year but prices are higher, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
The number of farms being sold might be well down on last year but prices are higher, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
18th Sep 19, 11:47am
18th Sep 19, 9:42am
Guy Trafford's review of both the MPI's rural outlook and NIWA's climate predictions finds a rosy future in production and markets as we head into summer - so long as China keeps buying
Guy Trafford's review of both the MPI's rural outlook and NIWA's climate predictions finds a rosy future in production and markets as we head into summer - so long as China keeps buying
18th Sep 19, 9:42am
17th Sep 19, 3:16pm
Delayed Fonterra annual results and new business strategy to be released next week on Thursday, September 26
Delayed Fonterra annual results and new business strategy to be released next week on Thursday, September 26
17th Sep 19, 3:16pm
17th Sep 19, 11:17am
Keith Woodford says Fonterra’s short-term problem is asset sales, asset values and earnings; the longer-term problem is a capital structure that is no longer fit for purpose
Keith Woodford says Fonterra’s short-term problem is asset sales, asset values and earnings; the longer-term problem is a capital structure that is no longer fit for purpose
17th Sep 19, 11:17am
13th Sep 19, 12:12pm
DairyNZ tackles MPI over its control of data in the NAIT review. Little good news coming out about Fonterra. But a challenge to supermarkets in Christchurch
DairyNZ tackles MPI over its control of data in the NAIT review. Little good news coming out about Fonterra. But a challenge to supermarkets in Christchurch
13th Sep 19, 12:12pm
13th Sep 19, 8:45am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest Fresh Water Action plan from the perspective of farmers and concludes many will not be too adversely affected, and those that are, probably need to do a rethink of their systems
Guy Trafford reviews the latest Fresh Water Action plan from the perspective of farmers and concludes many will not be too adversely affected, and those that are, probably need to do a rethink of their systems
13th Sep 19, 8:45am
12th Sep 19, 1:53pm
S&P Global Ratings sees Fonterra's flexibility over setting the milk price paid to farmers as giving the dairy co-operative a higher debt capacity
S&P Global Ratings sees Fonterra's flexibility over setting the milk price paid to farmers as giving the dairy co-operative a higher debt capacity
12th Sep 19, 1:53pm
7th Sep 19, 9:10am
Allan Barber says shifting consumer attitudes and preferences are probably a bigger threat to farming than political, unrealistic and unscientific government-imposed targets
Allan Barber says shifting consumer attitudes and preferences are probably a bigger threat to farming than political, unrealistic and unscientific government-imposed targets
7th Sep 19, 9:10am
6th Sep 19, 4:20pm
The GDT continues to slide but China is doing its bit to hold prices. Milk companies share values bounce around. And the UK soap opera continues
The GDT continues to slide but China is doing its bit to hold prices. Milk companies share values bounce around. And the UK soap opera continues
6th Sep 19, 4:20pm
6th Sep 19, 10:13am
Dairy farming co-operative Fonterra says it needs more time to finalise its annual financial results after significant recent asset write-downs
Dairy farming co-operative Fonterra says it needs more time to finalise its annual financial results after significant recent asset write-downs
6th Sep 19, 10:13am
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5th Sep 19, 11:43am
Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
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Government proposes raft of changes aimed at improving water quality, including restricting intensification of land use without proof this won't increase pollution; Federated Farmers says proposals could lead to 'wholesale land use change'
5th Sep 19, 11:43am
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5th Sep 19, 10:24am
ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby thinks Fonterra may have to make still further asset write-downs of up to $700 million and may have to withhold some of the milk price payout
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ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby thinks Fonterra may have to make still further asset write-downs of up to $700 million and may have to withhold some of the milk price payout
5th Sep 19, 10:24am
4th Sep 19, 2:33pm
Guy Trafford has a look at where the world’s fresh water is situated and how New Zealand is placed. He decides water is our competitive advantage for the future
Guy Trafford has a look at where the world’s fresh water is situated and how New Zealand is placed. He decides water is our competitive advantage for the future
4th Sep 19, 2:33pm
2nd Sep 19, 10:10am
Keith Woodford lays out how Fonterra’s Chilean profits and market share have been dropping, and how its farmers have been deserting for other processors. He says write-downs appear likely
Keith Woodford lays out how Fonterra’s Chilean profits and market share have been dropping, and how its farmers have been deserting for other processors. He says write-downs appear likely
2nd Sep 19, 10:10am
30th Aug 19, 9:14am
Guy Trafford looks at how the plant-based meat industry is developing in China and whether it is a threat to New Zealand exporters. Boris seems to have taken a leaf from Trump's book. And Hawkes Bay looks to storing water, again
Guy Trafford looks at how the plant-based meat industry is developing in China and whether it is a threat to New Zealand exporters. Boris seems to have taken a leaf from Trump's book. And Hawkes Bay looks to storing water, again
30th Aug 19, 9:14am

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