''A more traditional summer'' is how Otago Federated Farmers
president Stephen Korteweg describes the season.
Fonterra has hiked its forecast farm-gate milk price to a
record $8.65 per kg of milk solids, with the 35c increase
equating to an increase in dairy incomes of about $600
Ron Bywaters loves Chamberlain tractors.
Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam's range of
merino clothing for children and babies is proving a hit with
New Zealand retailers.
Canterbury has nudged Auckland from the top spot in the
latest ASB-Main Report regional economic score card, as the
post-earthquake rebuild continues to gather pace.
Cavalcade veterans Dave McAtamney and Jim Hore might have
made a comeback this year - but the jury's out on whether
they'll be back again.
When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from
South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a
The window of opportunity for changes to this season's
Fonterra milk price and dividend is closing, economists say.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing exports are forecast to
increase to $36.4 billion for the year to June, driven by
rapidly growing demand in emerging markets and supply
constraints among major competitors.
Whether Fonterra decides to maintain its forecast farm-gate
milk price at $8.30/kg of milk solids - or lift it - will be
revealed when it gives an update next month.
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