They might have been national agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek regulars for decades but they never made the opening ceremony.
A government decision to open up 2100 hectares of Golden and Tasman Bays to aquaculture could see big growth in the mussel industry and even lead to a new processing plant in the region, an industry spokesman says.
The Ministry for Primary Industries expects total revenue from primary industries to drop by just 8 per cent to $35.2 billion in the year to June, despite big declines in the dairy and forestry sectors, and for the next four years…
They could be described as the excrement dream team.On the one hand, you have the brains of soil scientist and urine aficionado Dr Bert Quin, who set up the fertiliser co-operative Summit Quinphos.He says his interests throughout…
Government spending on “corporate welfare” jumped by more than $150 million in the latest Budget, a new report claims.
Residents of a scenic valley near Carterton are relieved it will not be flooded for an irrigation dam, but Fish & Game says the fact two other Wairarapa sites are still on the table is bad news for the environment.
The move to postpone health and safety law reform was not driven by any particular MP or caucus faction, Prime Minister John Key says.
As more than 1000 exhibitors put the final touches on their sites at Fieldays at Mystery Creek many are counting on “resilient” farmers to embrace the annual event.
Ravensdown has raised superphosphate prices by $4 to $320 a tonne, DAP by $50 to $865 a tonne, but lowered urea by $14 per tonne to $575 per tonne.
Zespri has scored a significant marketing coup by partnering with McDonald’s in Mexico to provide every Happy Meal buyer with a giveaway kiwifruit during June.