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Open Country Dairy is the first anchor tenant in the Ports of Auckland (PoAL) regional freight hub that formally opened on April 30 at Northgate Business Park at Horotiu just north of Hamilton.
A group of high school students have spent four days on a live-in event at Waikato University to learn more about career opportunities in agriculture.
DairyNZ says it supports the Waikato Regional Council monitoring and increasing their focus on high-risk farms.
Waikato Regional Council has resumed aerial monitoring of ‘at risk’ farms by satellite imagery, drones, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters.
Pinpoint aerial surveillance of Waikato dairy farms has been voted in by Waikato Regional Councillors as a ‘risk management’ move on farmers suspected of poor effluent handling.
Many young people, especially from urban backgrounds, don’t realise how broad the opportunities are in the rural sector, says Waikato University agribusiness and marketing student Celine Walters.
A farmer lobby group says land-use restrictions proposed in the Waikato Healthy Rivers Proposed Plan Change 1 (PC1) could lead to fruit and vegetable shortages.