Health minister David Clark.

The government has announced a $300 million dollar capital investment in health, with $26 million going to regional and rural service projects.

 
 
The criticised bottles at the exhibit.

Debate over Te Papa’s controversial exhibition on water quality has farmers continuing their criticism and the museum defending its stance.

Hort NZ chair Barry O’Neill; Māori Development Minister Nania Mahuta and Ahuwhenua Trophy committee chair Kingi Smiler at the unveiling of the new hort trophy at last year’s Hort NZ conference.

Next month will see the first finalists competing for the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy in horticulture announced at Parliament.

A new aerial safety levy is likely to increase the cost of spreading fertiliser and spraying crops for farmers.

The New Zealand Agricultural Aviation Association (NZAAA) is up in arms about a proposed new safety levy.

WorkSafe NZ’s Jo Pugh is calling on farmers to treat health and safety as more than a compliance issue in the wake of five on farm deaths this month.

WorkSafe NZ is calling on farmers and other rural businesses to treat health and safety as more than a compliance issue.

Westpac has raised its forecast payout for the season by 30 cents to $7.40/kgMS.

Dry weather around New Zealand could restrict milk supply and squeeze global dairy prices higher, says Westpac’s senior economist Michael Gordon.

Sirma Karapeeva.

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on Friday and the beginning of trade negotiations between the two blocs removes come uncertainty for NZ’s meat industry.

Lack of skilled labour is a huge issue for sheep and beef farmers – and the meat industry as a whole.

The latest figures from the Ministry of Primary Industries still show a slow but steady increase in the total number of farms confirmed as infected with Mycoplasma bovis.

The guessing game has begun to predict what dairy farmers will get for their milk this season.

Farm sales were down 21.6% for the three months ended December 2019 versus the year prior ­— but sales look to be lifting.

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