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The fight over the Three Waters reforms is about to reignite in earnest in 2022 amid claims of administrative bullying, broken promises, and dodgy numbers. But all agree we need to rise higher than our global top ten drinking water quality ranking
21st Jan 22, 10:26am
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The fight over the Three Waters reforms is about to reignite in earnest in 2022 amid claims of administrative bullying, broken promises, and dodgy numbers. But all agree we need to rise higher than our global top ten drinking water quality ranking
New Zealand agriculture on the cusp of reaching an historic agreement which will remove some distracting uncertainties and put us in a prime global position
20th Jan 22, 9:33am
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New Zealand agriculture on the cusp of reaching an historic agreement which will remove some distracting uncertainties and put us in a prime global position
New Year livestock prices have eased back somewhat, but with warmer temperatures and reasonable rainfall, some regions are not as water-stressed as usual. New Zealand is faring better than many other global agricultural areas
19th Jan 22, 1:55pm
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New Year livestock prices have eased back somewhat, but with warmer temperatures and reasonable rainfall, some regions are not as water-stressed as usual. New Zealand is faring better than many other global agricultural areas
The time is Now! Lead farmer groups need farmers to contribute their views to the He Waka Eke Noa framework as soon as possible because policies are about to get fixed for a generation
17th Jan 22, 9:25am
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The time is Now! Lead farmer groups need farmers to contribute their views to the He Waka Eke Noa framework as soon as possible because policies are about to get fixed for a generation
2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
16th Jan 22, 6:00am
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2022 will be a big year for the primary industries with lots of Government policy decisions pending and an urban community that lacks understanding of how primary exports underpin everyone’s lifestyle
Tractor sales have a strong year in 2021 as wheels kept turning in essential industries, but supply remains an issue
14th Jan 22, 11:27am
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Tractor sales have a strong year in 2021 as wheels kept turning in essential industries, but supply remains an issue
Domestic demand for logs remains strong, but export markets are uncertain. China will probably rise in 2022 as normal but there are questions. India may get even more difficult
28th Dec 21, 12:39pm
Domestic demand for logs remains strong, but export markets are uncertain. China will probably rise in 2022 as normal but there are questions. India may get even more difficult
Although demand from all red meat markets seems to be firing at the same time, supply chain logistics and pandemic risks are taking the shine off this demand, and unsettling the prospects for 2022
21st Dec 21, 9:43am
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Although demand from all red meat markets seems to be firing at the same time, supply chain logistics and pandemic risks are taking the shine off this demand, and unsettling the prospects for 2022
Angus Kebbell explores why some farmers are feeling less than positive even in a time of good prices, favourable weather, and healthy markets. They are negative about the pace of imposed change
19th Dec 21, 4:09pm
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Angus Kebbell explores why some farmers are feeling less than positive even in a time of good prices, favourable weather, and healthy markets. They are negative about the pace of imposed change
Farmer confidence unchanged from last quarter with an even split expecting expecting improvement and worsening, but dairy farmers much more positive, others more pessimistic
15th Dec 21, 2:04pm
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Farmer confidence unchanged from last quarter with an even split expecting expecting improvement and worsening, but dairy farmers much more positive, others more pessimistic
Allan Barber assesses the financial health of the red meat sector by running his rule over a declining set of public annual reports. Alliance Group is the latest one, and it shows an improving trend
14th Dec 21, 10:38am
Allan Barber assesses the financial health of the red meat sector by running his rule over a declining set of public annual reports. Alliance Group is the latest one, and it shows an improving trend
John Shewan says it is 'disappointing' the shareholders fund's argument that it should be bought back by Fonterra has not been accepted and he says buying the fund back would be a logical and timely solution
13th Dec 21, 2:10pm
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John Shewan says it is 'disappointing' the shareholders fund's argument that it should be bought back by Fonterra has not been accepted and he says buying the fund back would be a logical and timely solution
The pandemic has changed the world, but livestock farming not so much. But there has been preparation, innovation, and adoption of different ways to do farming business
11th Dec 21, 10:29am
The pandemic has changed the world, but livestock farming not so much. But there has been preparation, innovation, and adoption of different ways to do farming business
Westpac economists are now forecasting a 'windfall' for farmers and pick the Kiwi dollar will get down as low as US66c next year
8th Dec 21, 2:06pm
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Westpac economists are now forecasting a 'windfall' for farmers and pick the Kiwi dollar will get down as low as US66c next year
Strong dairy prices sees dairy giant Fonterra raise its forecast 2021/22 milk price payout by 30 cents, but trim its earnings forecast
3rd Dec 21, 9:38am
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Strong dairy prices sees dairy giant Fonterra raise its forecast 2021/22 milk price payout by 30 cents, but trim its earnings forecast
We're in for a humid summer with above average temperatures - NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook
2nd Dec 21, 9:41am
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We're in for a humid summer with above average temperatures - NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook
Now is the time New Zealand needs to get the split-gas system for short and long-lived greenhouse gases locked in
30th Nov 21, 10:34am
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Now is the time New Zealand needs to get the split-gas system for short and long-lived greenhouse gases locked in
Human blind-trials of meals comparing pasture-raised beef or lamb, over grain-based animal diets, and plant-based pretenders, are showing clear health benefits from the pasture-raised product
27th Nov 21, 10:47am
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Human blind-trials of meals comparing pasture-raised beef or lamb, over grain-based animal diets, and plant-based pretenders, are showing clear health benefits from the pasture-raised product
Recent falls in export log prices offset by fast-retreating shipping costs, and face a better future as Chinese demand should rise in January. But India is oversupplied
25th Nov 21, 12:19pm
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Recent falls in export log prices offset by fast-retreating shipping costs, and face a better future as Chinese demand should rise in January. But India is oversupplied
Guy Trafford reckons the recent rural protests have been quite misplaced. Besides there are larger issues to deal with on the farm during a prosperous period, like getting ready to adapt to big climate change forces
25th Nov 21, 9:46am
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Guy Trafford reckons the recent rural protests have been quite misplaced. Besides there are larger issues to deal with on the farm during a prosperous period, like getting ready to adapt to big climate change forces
Average farm sales prices up 18% in the last 12 months, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
22nd Nov 21, 4:28pm
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Average farm sales prices up 18% in the last 12 months, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says
Thriving Southland is taking its community engagement to the next level with upskilling its volunteer leaders as more catchment area groups get formed
20th Nov 21, 2:21pm
Thriving Southland is taking its community engagement to the next level with upskilling its volunteer leaders as more catchment area groups get formed
Guy Trafford checks the Glasgow 'blah, blah, blah' from a rural perspective and is underwhelmed. Even the rhetoric from the 2015 Paris Agreement has barely improved, and the NZ contribution seems confused
19th Nov 21, 10:55am
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Guy Trafford checks the Glasgow 'blah, blah, blah' from a rural perspective and is underwhelmed. Even the rhetoric from the 2015 Paris Agreement has barely improved, and the NZ contribution seems confused
Allan Barber sees only hot air in Glasgow and Wellington over the Global Methane Pledge, and a lack of common sense locally raising frustrations in the team of 5 million
17th Nov 21, 10:12am
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Allan Barber sees only hot air in Glasgow and Wellington over the Global Methane Pledge, and a lack of common sense locally raising frustrations in the team of 5 million
New Emissions Trading Scheme targets plus foreshadowed changes to forestry rules add new uncertainties to carbon investment decisions
17th Nov 21, 9:33am
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New Emissions Trading Scheme targets plus foreshadowed changes to forestry rules add new uncertainties to carbon investment decisions