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A $10 milk price on the cards?

Resilient global demand for dairy and a weaker New Zealand dollar are pushing this season’s forecast milk price towards a…

Ag emissions pricing explained

Over the past few years, the Government has worked with the agriculture industry to develop a pricing system for greenhouse…

National

GE review must be broader

OPINION: The Government's proposed review of genetic engineering needs to be widened to address its potential benefits to the agriculture…

New meat Guy

Former Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has been appointed the new chair of the Meat Industry Association.

World

New Aussie ag minister

Australian farmers hope that the new Labor Government will help ease chronic worker shortages crippling the agriculture sector.

FAO distributes seed potatoes to Ukrainian rural families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 Ukrainian households from across ten of the country’s oblasts (administrative division) so they can plant food in time for the next harvesting season.

Still waiting

British and New Zealand trade negotiators are burning the midnight oil in a bid to get a free trade agreement between the two countries.

Opinion

ETS forest from trees

The Emissions Trading Scheme can appear complex. Oliver Hendrickson explains how the scheme can benefit both landowners and New Zealand.

Editorial: Must deliver!

OPINION: Just as the entire country’s health system moved into a new structure last week, a fresh Rural Health Network…

Truth hurts!

OPINION: Your canine crusader reckons genuine muck-ups made by bureaucrats can often be right on the money.

Agribusiness

A $10 milk price on the cards?

Resilient global demand for dairy and a weaker New Zealand dollar are pushing this season’s forecast milk price towards a…

O'Connor attends WTO meeting

Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is currently in Geneva for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference.

Management

Is solar farming an option?

A local energy company is working with NZ farmers wanting to combine grazing livestock with hosting solar farms on their land.

Farm Health

Main causes of lamb losses

The commonly reported abortion rate in the New Zealand sheep flock is between 1-2%, although in ‘abortion storms’ a single…

Machinery & Products

Making life easier

Many temporary sheep fencing systems can be troublesome, with reels jamming or breaking and the bugbear of silly hooks on…

Valtra's following grows

With the release of its N5 and T5 series of tractors, Valtra continues to expand its presence in the Australia-New…

Motoring

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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What's he hiding?

OPINION: A mate of the Hound's has pointed out a key fact missing from the letter to the editor, in…

Seriously?

OPINION: This old mutt is never surprised by the stupidity of local councils and their bylaws.

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