The National Committee, from left; Patricia Miranda-Taylor, Pragati Thorat, Nicky Grandorge, Kerry Stainton-Herbert, Sarah Szegota, Trudy Shield, Brittney Duval and Katherine Jacobs (Chair).

Northland to Central Otago and all wine regions in between are well on the way to establishing regional Women in Wine committees. And the first National Committee meeting has taken place, held in Auckland in February.

 
 
John Wilson.

Fonterra has announced an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $7/kgMS for the 2018/19 season starting June 1. 

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

Work will start immediately to improve New Zealand’s animal tracing system, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

The large number of farms affected by Mycoplasma bovis has prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries to issue a warning to dairy farmers, and in particular sharemilkers planning to move stock on Gypsy Day – June 1.

An all-day hui, to discuss the priorities of the country’s animal welfare groups, has been called for next month by the Associate Minister of Agriculture the Meka Whaitiri. 

 

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