News

The latest news and updates in the rural and equestrian sector.

New Zealand Championships in TeKuiti

With the NZ Shearing community focused on the NZ Champs in TeKuiti... the Aussies are thinking they may get their sheep shorn after all. The isolation of NZ has meant our shearers have not gone to Australia this year and farmers there are faced with steep costs....

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Kiwifruit Growers And Zespri

Kiwifruit growers are mulling over a radical plan by Zespri to try to halt the explosion of its illegally grown SunGold brand in China. Rogue Chinese growers are already producing around $1 billion worth of the prized SunGold without permission. Growers here say...

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Traces Of Glyphosate Found In New Zealand Honey

Japan has banned importing some New Zealand honey due to traces of Glyphosate. Japan takes about $68 million worth of the $490 million of NZ Honey that is exported and has just introduced Glyphosate testing on all honey from NZ. Already two batches have been rejected....

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Beef and Lamb New Zealand

Beef and Lamb New Zealand has also highlighted the sector’s resilience in the aftermath of Covid-19 as global demand for protein remains strong. An increase in meat consumption in emerging markets and growing demand from China are bolstering the sector according to...

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Farmer Confidence Has Surged

Farmer confidence has surged in the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence survey shows. Its reached the highest level since early 2018, driven by strong commodity prices and is felt especially among dairy, and sheep and beef farmers. The survey found that net confidence...

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Overseas Workers Want To See Their Families

Overseas workers who have not seen home for up to 18 months are seeking assurances they can return to New Zealand if they pay family a flying visit. Pacific Island workers at Vailima Orchard in Hope, south of Nelson are in the midst of their harvest season, putting in...

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2600 People To Join Seasonal Work

More than 2600 people came off their benefits to do seasonal work, with just a fraction of them taking up incentives offered by a government work scheme. Figures released by the Ministry of Social Development show that 2631 people came off a benefit to go into...

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