Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:19

Many heed call for banking reform

Support is growing from farmers all around New Zealand for a petition currently before Parliament for a select committee inquiry into banks’ conduct.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:31

Tenure review of land to end

The Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage, announced on February 17 that the ‘tenure review’ of Crown pastoral land under the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (CPLA) would end.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:38

Brake failure brings big fine

A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.

Published in General News
Friday, 26 October 2018 14:58

Fine, reparation for worker’s death

A Wellsford farmer was fined $70,000 and ordered to pay $130,000 in reparation for the death of a worker driving a tractor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:55

US lawsuit over Irish butter

Wisconsin may be America’s ‘dairy state’ but in butter some citizens’ loyalty lies with Kerrygold from Ireland.

Published in World News
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:55

AFFCO gets ruling to appeal

The Supreme Court has given Affco New Zealand leave to appeal a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers during collective bargaining.

Published in General News
Monday, 12 December 2016 09:06

Farmers urged to report all crime

A Federated Farmers survey shows the rural sector is plagued by thieves, rustlers and poachers but not enough farmers are reporting their losses.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:08

Contract advice

It is coming up to that time of the year when grape pricing contracts are being considered.

Published in General News
Friday, 11 November 2016 09:08

Countering counterfeit wine

An invisible ‘tracer’ mixed with paint, plastics or ink and applied to wine bottle closures, corks or labels is the latest high-technology product developed to counter the growing trend of counterfeit wine.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 October 2016 15:26

Farmer sentenced for illegal earthworks

A Northern Southland farmer had his actions described as “reckless” during a sentencing at the Invercargill District Court this morning.

Published in General News
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