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New chair for booming hort sector

Horticulture presents a major opportunity for this country, says Barry O’Neil, new chairman of Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ).

New role to help labour shortages

NZ Kiwifruit Growers (NZKGI) is creating a new role of labour coordinator as it envisages another seasonal labour shortage this…

World

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

 

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

Drought crisis for Irish farmers

Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining. 

Opinion

Culling cows not the answer

OPINION: The agricultural sector plays a critical role in New Zealand's economic health and the lives of everyday Kiwis.

 

Changes coming for water regs

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta outlines the Government’s moves to ensure safe drinking water and to reduce environmental damage from…

Agribusiness

 

Management

 

Farming systems will need to change

Farmers will have to look at their fundamental farming systems if they are to meet future nitrogen leaching limits, claims DairyNZ science manager Dave McCall.

Farm Health

Farmers urged not to forget TB

Farmers, especially in the South Island, are being reminded that while Mycoplasma bovis has captured headlines, TB is a continuing…

NAIT online to be upgraded

NAIT says its online system is set to be enhanced by an interactive map to help users accurately define a…

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out…

Machinery & Products

One for Santa’s list

With Christmas just around the corner, farmers thoughts will be on finding a gift for the domestic manager, the ankle-biters…

 

Middle of the pack UTV

Kawasaki's recently introduced Pro-MX UTV sits between the larger, three-seater Mule Pro-FX and the compact Mule-SX.

Motoring

Car of the year an easy choice

Having driven the 2019 Subaru Forester at Queenstown and through the Bendigo Station at the media launch in August, your…

Touring around in comfort

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no…

 

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No sh*t Sherlock

Sadly it looks like 2019 is going to be no different from last year regarding the anti-farming stance taken by…

MIA?

Meanwhile, at the same time as the political activists at Bitch & Complain were publicising their dodgy survey results, the…

 
 

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