The Governments plan to limit forest planting

The Governments plan to limit forest planting on areas of more than 50 hectares to protect farming has drawn the ire of Forest Owners. The land in focus is currently classified as arable. There has been much criticism that good productive land is being converted to...
Turn that uncertainty into a plan for the future

Turn that uncertainty into a plan for the future

COVID uncertainty is here to stay for some time, but fruit and vegetable growers want to turn that uncertainty into a plan for the future. Hort NZ CEO Mike Chapman says fruit, vegetable and wine harvests need 40,000 workers to get their products to market and in...
A big shakeup in the Wool Industry

A big shakeup in the Wool Industry

A big shakeup in the Wool industry with Primary Wool Co-Operative and Wools of New Zealand starting formal discussions about combining operations as they seek to capture more value for farmers. This amalgamation could involve 2000 sheep farmers and Wools of NZ Chair...

New Zealand Needs Rural Contractors

Farmers stand to lose $110 million and 27 million tonnes of food could go to waste if the Government does not allow skilled heavy machine operators into the country. At least 200 operators are needed and contracting firms are desperate to get operators in from...