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Insights from Canada water trip

Insights from Canada water trip

When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more about how water issues were managed, given that nation's similarities with New Zealand.

Award for Maniototo farmer

Award for Maniototo farmer

Maniototo farmer David Crutchley has been named the supreme winner of the inaugural Green Agriculture Innovation Awards.

Pipfruit sector's future 'very bright'

Good returns are expected in the pipfruit industry this year following a record season last year, Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive officer Alan Pollard says.

Growsafe looking to rise to the challenge

If relevant regulations and improved training requirements are introduced for agrichemical users as a result of the new Health and Safety at Work Act, it is likely Growsafe will rise to the challenge.

Innovative sheep farmers winners

Innovative sheep farmers winners

Southland and Otago did well in the third annual Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Napier last week.

High pin bones too prevalent in NZ

High pin bones too prevalent in NZ

New Zealand has a rump angle problem, says Holstein Friesian classifier Denis Aitken.

Changes aim to cut workplace death toll

Changes aim to cut workplace death toll

New legislation, aimed at reducing New Zealand's workplace injury and death toll is expected to come into force in April next year. Yvonne O'Hara looks at the impact on the agrichemical industry.

Sharing pitfalls of trading in China

Sharing pitfalls of trading in China

If you grab the dragon by the tail, make sure you have a plan for the teeth, says New Zealand China Council executive director Pat English. He was speaking at the Central Otago District Council's second export forum in Alexandra last week.

South to the fore at awards

South to the fore at awards

AbacusBio managing director Neville Jopson has been acknowledged for his contribution to New Zealand's sheep industry.

Triple-drenching strategy call to prevent resistance

Deer farmers are being advised to use three drench families in combination to keep parasites under control.

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Graham Alder wants to help improve the profitability of sheep and beef farming.

Contractors seek access to skilled seasonal staff

A boost to New Zealand's seasonal workforce is great for the horticulture industry, Rural Contractors New Zealand says.

Migrant accommodation concerns

The New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils is concerned changes to minimum accommodation standards for farm workers could affect many migrant workers in the industry across New Zealand.

Residents voting on water scheme's future

Residents on the small rural water supply at Winchmore near Ashburton are voting on the future of the scheme.

Crop farmer reckons water plan a threat

A claim that cropping farmers were in trouble and were being unfairly treated under a plan developed to improve water quality and quantity in the Ashburton District has been levelled at the committee responsible for the plan.

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