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Damien O’Connor On Zero-Tariff Trade

A Zero-tariff trade deal between the UK and Australia has many hoping for a similar deal for Kiwi farmers, but Minister for Trade Damien O'Connor says there will not be a one-size-fits-all deal. He says New Zealand isn't the same size as Australia and offers a...

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Households Food Waste

Households are wasting about $1259 each in food a year, up from $1121 two years ago. The Rabobank-KiwiHarvest survey found households are wasting less, but the value has increased due to higher food prices, increased spending on household food, and a lift in the...

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Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator Of The Year Award

Rural personality farming advocate and Country TV contributor Craig "Wiggy" Wiggins has been named the 35th winner of the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award. The award honours important contributions to the agricultural community, by using their...

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Fieldays

A staggering 33,853 headed to Fieldays on Day 2 to check out our 1,000 different exhibitors showcasing the best of New Zealand agriculture. The best year for the event was 2017 when a record total 133,588 people went through the gates – over the four days.    The...

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The National Fieldays

The National Fieldays continue and farmers have been flocking to Mystery Creek for the first physical Fieldays in two years. Fieldays chief executive Peter Nation is ecstatic and a privilege to be able to come together and reconnect while many countries were still...

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“New Dawn” For UK-Australian Relations

The free trade agreement between Australia and the UK means it will cost less for British businesses to sell products like cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery into Australia, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson describes the deal as a “new dawn” for UK-Australian...

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KPMG Agribusiness Agenda

Always a high point is the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, delivered at a business leaders' breakfast at the opening day of Fieldays. KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot says this year’s report was the most difficult to write in its 12-year history. He says...

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