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How Traditional Farming Impacts Sustainability

Traditional farming refers to the long-standing, often age-old agricultural practices that have been passed down through generations within a specific region or community.

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October 27th, 2023 at 2:53 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Tapping into India’s Thriving Market for Farm Commodities

As New Zealand seeks to diversify its export markets and reduce reliance on a few key trading partners, India emerges as a promising destination for its farm commodities.

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September 29th, 2023 at 4:37 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Agilis GM on New Zealand’s Animal Health Market

Experienced Technical Veterinarian Ann Wilkinson, steps into the role of GM at Agilis, a key player in New Zealand’s animal health sector.

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April 6th, 2022 at 2:35 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

CLAAS Harvest Centre appoints new Dealer Principal

CLAAS Harvest Centre, Otago has announced the appointment of Daniel Scoles to the role of Dealer Principal as part of a succession plan that will eventually see him take over the family-owned dealership.

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February 3rd, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand,Otago

Tree Care Company Refreshes Website for User-Friendly Experience

Arboricultural contracting and consulting company Tree Care Auckland has revamped its website to better suit the needs of Auckland tree owners.

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December 21st, 2020 at 12:29 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Auckland,Housing

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AgSpares New Farm Maintenance Product Ranges

AgSpares is a family business that supplies tractor parts throughout NZ Australia and the Pacific. They have now introduced a number of new product ranges to assist with farm or lifestyle block maintenance.

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July 31st, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

No Blood Phosphates

New Zealand Government urged to halt blood phosphate shipments from illegally occupied Western Sahara.

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June 13th, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Murray Downs Farm Releases New Website

A new website has been launched by Murray Downs Farm to provide information on the country farmstay accommodation and livestock for sale. The website is online at

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January 24th, 2020 at 8:47 am

Regions & Categories: Accommodation,Agriculture,New Zealand

Biochar – Putting Carbon Back into Soil

Biochar Network New Zealand (BNNZ) is planning to promote and support activities that provide widespread awareness, understanding and acceptance of Biochar in New Zealand, leading to a diverse range of production and application scenarios for the benefit of New Zealand’s agriculture, industry and environment. BNNZ will have its Inaugural General Meeting in Pukekohe on 14 February.

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January 27th, 2019 at 9:39 am

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Auckland,New Zealand

Growing Interest in NZ’s Sheep Milk Industry

Hundreds of people turned out on Tuesday the 13th of November to support the official opening of Spring Sheep Milk Co.’s Pilot Hybrid Sheep Milking Farm & the 3rd Annual Farm Open Day.

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November 27th, 2018 at 9:22 am

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Survey Shows Improvement in Farmers’ Confidence

Farmers’ confidence in the economy and their own businesses improved in Federated Farmers mid-season Farm Confidence Survey, released today.

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March 15th, 2017 at 8:26 am

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,New Zealand

Waikato Seasonal Outlook: A new drought and rainy period forecasting system is giving farmers..

Initial Outlook for Waikato Winter and Summer Seasons: Slight shift in seasonal timing with cool and relatively dry winter, cool and average rainfall for the spring and delayed warming up in mid-summer with dry conditions in February but near normal in January and possibly slightly drier than normal March.

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June 19th, 2015 at 3:29 am

High resolution sub seasonal and seasonal forecast now available for New Zealanders

The seasonal forecasting team at CLIMsystems has developed ExtendWeather for New Zealand’s primary producers and energy sector. It is a state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting service that delivers high resolution maps of precipitation, temperature and soil potential evapotranspiration deficits and other variables depending on the subscription level from 10 days to up to nine months into the future. All forecasts are updated ever ten days and are based on downscaled NOAA CFSv2 data. As partners of Farmlands subscribers receive discounts if they are Farmlands members or shareholders.

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June 4th, 2015 at 11:45 am

Masport Earns The Trust Of New Zealanders For A Third Year

2012, 2013 and now 2014… Masport has earned the trust of Kiwis once more by proudly scooping up the 2014 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted brand award in the Gardening Equipment category.

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July 23rd, 2014 at 10:43 am

The Junior Peterson, a serious mill for the part-time sawyer

To celebrate seeing in a new year, New Zealand based sawmill exporter Peterson Portable Sawmills launch their first new product since the beginning of the recession; the Junior Peterson (JP).

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January 21st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Business,Farming


Huge Improvement on Waikato Dairy Compliance Statistics

The release of the 2010-11 Waikato Regional Council statistics showing a huge improvement in effluent compliance reflects the investment dairy farmers are making to meet their environmental responsibilities.

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July 13th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Farming,New Zealand

Agriculture outlook hails an agricultural sunrise

Philip York, Federated Farmers economic spokesperson welcomes the bright picture for the medium term that is portrayed by the latest Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry, or SONZAF.

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June 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Regions & Categories: Agriculture,Economy,New Zealand

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Rural Women Get a New Clothing Look

Rural women can now step put in style thanks to a new range of workwear designed specifically for women.

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June 3rd, 2011 at 5:27 am

Biosecurity reform bill passes first reading

The Biosecurity Law Reform Bill, a bill proposing the most significant changes to the Biosecurity Act in more than a decade, passed its first reading in Parliament last night and was sent to select committee.

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December 12th, 2010 at 7:20 am

Stalls Phased Out with New Pig Welfare Code

Agriculture Minister David Carter has announced that the use of sow stalls on New Zealand pig farms is to be limited to four weeks after mating in 2012, and prohibited by the end of 2015.

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December 3rd, 2010 at 6:45 am