Displaying items by tag: Bruce Wills

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 15:08

Competition watchdog probes interest swaps

The Commerce Commission is seeking more information from farmers tied up with interest rate swaps.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 March 2013 16:46

Tax help for drought-hit farmers

Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills is urging all farmers in areas declared official drought zones to talk to their accountants following today's announcement that Inland Revenue will exercise its income equalisation discretions to help affected famers meet their tax obligations.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 11:25

Export ‘scandal’ you don’t hear about

From Bruce Wills, president of Federated Farmers

"The New Zealand wool industry is currently weak and fragmented to the point of being dysfunctional," writes Sandra Faulkner in her Nuffield Farming Scholarship report.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:36

Feds welcome Cabinet moves

Federated Farmers has welcomed David Carter being promoted Speaker of the House and Nathan Guy taking over as the Minister for Primary Industries.

Published in General News
Monday, 17 December 2012 10:32

TPP must make 'real progress'

A KEY Australian agricultural executive has warned if the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations get bogged down in complications, they will advise their Government not to bother.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 08:26

Thumbs up to Lamb Burger

After 24 burgers were delivered for a joint lunch with the Forestry Owners Association, the Board of Federated Farmers has given its thumbs-up to McDonald's Serious Lamb Burger.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:22

Farmer confidence down

With the official cash rate due out on Thursday, farmer confidence at the beginning of the 2012-13 season has plummeted in Federated Farmers latest farm confidence survey.

Published in General News
Friday, 29 June 2012 16:02

Milne joins Feds board

Federated Farmers West Coast provincial president, Katie Milne, has been elected to the farmer lobby's board.

Published in General News
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:59

Farm Day a success- Wills

Last weekend’s sunny weather saw people turn up in droves to Federated Farmers fourth annual Farm Day. Around 5000 people came along to the six host farms in Palmerston North, Christchurch, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Wellington; about 500 more people than last year.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 February 2012 14:13

Farm Days are back

Federated Farmers Farm Day is back for 2012.

Published in General News
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