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NZ's backbone

The Central Districts field days is designed to showcase what the Manawatu region is all about – the backbone of…

Combines win robotics award

John Deere's X Series Combine Harvesters received a CES Innovation Award to recognise their ‘outstanding product design and engineering in…

Better sowing accuracy

Väderstad has updated its Spirit 400C/S pneumatic seed drill, which aims to deliver greater seeding precision, user-friendly electronics and a high…

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NZ and China sign FTA upgrade

Trade Ministers for New Zealand and China have signed an upgrade to the free trade agreement between the two countries.

NZ to host virtual APEC

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference.

Pledge to end child labour in agriculture

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

NZ seeks Irish support

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

Opinion

 

Editorial: Blubbering start!

OPINION: Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr’s foolish and ham-fisted comment comparing NZ’s farming sector to the country’s defunct whaling…

Agribusiness

The power of good facilitation

“Without a facilitator, we would just have done that farmer thing and sat round, shuffled our feet and waited for…

Management

Major task ahead for NZ farming

New modelling from the Climate Change Commission has outlined a major task ahead for the agribusiness industry in New Zealand.

Securing a future for NZ pastures

Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.

 

Game changing irrigation system

A team of Feilding-based software engineers has helped mastermind a game-changing irrigation prototype that diagnoses its own operating faults and can launch a drone to manage crops at leaf level.

Wool-less Wiltshires prove popular

A seemingly never-ending plunge in strong wool prices is proving to be a boon for a sheep breed that doesn’t produce the increasingly worthless fibre – the Wiltshire.

Farm Health

Wiltshires in big demand

The demand for Wiltshire sheep is “incredible and unbelievable”, according to the country’s major breeder of the sheep that sheds…

Machinery & Products

Combines win robotics award

John Deere's X Series Combine Harvesters received a CES Innovation Award to recognise their ‘outstanding product design and engineering in…

Better sowing accuracy

Väderstad has updated its Spirit 400C/S pneumatic seed drill, which aims to deliver greater seeding precision, user-friendly electronics and a high…

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Great idea

OPINION: Your old mate has long argued Landcorp’s farming business – Pamu – is a bigger dog than he is.

Unemployable?

OPINION: Your canine crusader shakes his head at the complete lack of practical and real-world knowledge in both government and…

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