Tuesday, 25 November 2014 08:43

Young students lead animal parade

FOLLOWING THE Canterbury A&P show, the Synlait Boys and Girls Agricultural Club, last week held their own championship day at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

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Monday, 17 June 2013 15:44

MPI congratulates top ag communicator

The Ministry for Primary Industries congratulates Marlborough dryland farmer Doug Avery, who has been named the 2013 Landcorp Agricultural Communicator of the Year.

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Friday, 10 May 2013 09:18

Calling all rural bachelors

The contest for the Rural Bachelor of the Year is back and better than ever but entries close on Monday.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:13

Agriculture leads productivity

During 2008–11, labour productivity in the agriculture industry increased 3.4% a year, Statistics New Zealand says. Agriculture was the main contributor to labour productivity in the measured sector, which increased 0.5%.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:21

Driving towards farming careers

Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre this week is hosting 25 Primary Industry Trades Academy (PITA) students at its Wairarapa Campus for a full week of practical skills training.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 June 2012 10:12

30,600 to second day

Day two of New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays brought 30,647 visitors through the gate.

Although less than 2011's record Thursday, figures were still typical of previous years. With two days remaining, total visitors to Fieldays have reached 57,735.

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