Global issues impact Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra is revising its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $9.30 - $9.90 per kgMS to $9.10 - $9.50 per kgMS. This reduces the midpoint... Read More

Biosecurity NZ responds to Indonesia Foot & Mouth

Biosecurity New Zealand is closely monitoring reports of a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia, says Biosecurity New Zealand Deputy Director-General... Read More

Farmers benefit from weather collaboration

Farmers will now be able to access site specific weather forecasts and data from their smartphones in a new partnership between global farm-management... Read More

Kiwifruit licenses selling for top prices

Stunning prices are being paid for gold kiwifruit licenses this year. Each year, Zespri releases licenses to grow the fruit, which growers then bid... Read More

Dairy prices tumble in biggest fall since 2015

Global dairy prices have fallen sharply, easing from the record levels of recent weeks. The average price at the fortnightly global dairy auction overnight... Read More

New $40m packhouse delivers confidence to growers

The opening of a new packhouse and four cool stores in Te Puke provides reassurance to the burgeoning kiwifruit industry that kiwifruit growth can be... Read More

Finalists strive to achieve dairy industry awards

The 32 finalists representing 11 regions in the 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards have been found. The National winners will be announced at a... Read More

Pair accused of illegal hunting on BOP farm

Two men are due to appear in court after being arrested for allegedly unlawful hunting on a Bay of Plenty farm. A 31-year-old man will be appearing... Read More

Extra 1580 workers allowed in to NZ

An extra 1580 workers will be able to come to New Zealand to take up jobs in the dairy industry, meat processing, and forestry, a move welcomed by Federated... Read More

Cannabis farm gets $32m cash boost

The government has given a cash injection to the country's largest medicinal cannabis grower, saying it could become as successful as the wine industry. Puro,... Read More

Community and environment a priority

Chris Vila arrived in New Zealand in 2008 with dreams of starting his working life here. Discouraged by the complex and expensive process to validate... Read More

National Park poachers no match for officers

Police officers recently teamed up with a local farmer to catch poachers red-handed at Raurimu. On a recent sunny Wednesday morning, a farmer off State... Read More

Three generations of Tauranga vintage machinery

In 1984, Rex Williams and Kevin Pinkerton started the Tauranga Vintage Machinery Club. The first meet up was hosted at the Bethlehem Scout Den and brought... Read More

Kiwifruit picker reveals $60 per hour secret

Is it really possible to earn $60 an hour picking fruit? “Absolutely!” says Maketū’s Trish Townsend, who has been a kiwifruit picker... Read More

Warning to kiwifruit workers during harvest

As the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit harvest gets into full swing, electricity lines company Powerco is urging orchard workers to ‘look up’ and... Read More