Meat Industry Excellence is seeking funding from Beef and
Lamb New Zealand, saying it needs about $200,000 to continue
to make progress with meat industry reform.
''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.
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