Land Use News Centre
The latest Land Use headlines from New Zealand’s top rural news outlets.
- Napier’s New Zealand Wool Testing Authority launches robot recruitby Annabel Reid on 5 December 2023 at 4:30 am
The Ahuriri-based wool-testing robot can work around the clock.
- Tributes paid to Michael Bennett, the Paeroa hunter fatally shot in Te Urewera Ranges: ‘A very...by Sandra Conchie on 5 December 2023 at 3:06 am
His family say he was well-known in his local community of Paeroa, in Hauraki.
- Slow-moving ‘electrical storms’ bring heavy rain to Auckland and Northlandby Rachel Maher on 5 December 2023 at 2:42 am
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for to the top of the country.
- Dog trials to draw crowds at Horowhenua AP and I Royal Showby Paul Williams on 5 December 2023 at 2:02 am
Soon a flock of sheep will be brought down the hill to prepare for competition
- Ruataniwha dam: Support of new Hawke’s Bay MPs needed to overcome legal hurdleby James Pocock on 5 December 2023 at 1:00 am
One of the region's new electorate MPs could be key to the revival of dam concept.
- The Country Full Show: Tuesday, December 5, 2023on 5 December 2023 at 12:26 am
Damien O'Connor, Pita Alexander, Craig Wiggins, Charlotte Roberts, Nathan Penny,Dan Lynch.
- Rural mental health advocate Craig ‘Wiggy’ Wiggins’ takes ‘Lean on a gate, talk to a...by Claire Inkson on 4 December 2023 at 10:24 pm
'It doesn’t matter what country you live in, it’s just how you deal with it and get help.'
- Mating: Heat detection is the key to successby Shawn McAvinue on 4 December 2023 at 9:44 pm
"It’s imperative dairy farmers have a comprehensive heat detection plan in place."
- Generation Next: Work on rural programme recognisedon 4 December 2023 at 9:02 pm
Generation Next aims to nurture and encourage current and future sheep and beef farmers.
- Don’t contaminate your plate this summer – be a Chicken Scene Investigatoron 4 December 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Repeated SH2 closures disrupt food supply transporton 4 December 2023 at 7:52 pm
Leaderbrand CEO wants a long-term fix to State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Napier.
- Updated controls at Aotea Great Barrier Island to help keep caulerpa in checkon 29 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Stinging news from beekeepersby email@example.com (David Anderson) on 22 November 2023 at 10:55 pm
New Zealand Beekeeping Inc (NZBI) is keen to let the incoming government know the concerns of the country’s beekeepers. According to Apiarist’s Advocate, […]
- Record organic milk priceby firstname.lastname@example.org (Sudesh Kissun) on 22 November 2023 at 9:55 pm
Fonterra's organic farmers received a record milk price of $10.80/ kgMS last season. It processed 85 million litres of certified organic milk in 2022-23. For […]
- New biosecurity measures for Waikato Riveron 22 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Hope for Christmasby email@example.com (Content Supplied by Rabobank) on 22 November 2023 at 6:55 pm
Dairy October commodity prices were generally firmer. Oceania FOB powder prices rallied more than 10% for the month on the back of less favourable milk […]
- Public health warning: shellfish biotoxin alert for East Coast of North Island further extendedon 20 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- B+LNZ elected to global sustainable beef boardby firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 17 November 2023 at 1:55 am
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has been elected to the Board of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) for a two-year term commencing November […]
- Public health warning: shellfish biotoxin alert for East Coast of North Island extendedon 16 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Superbugs: how you can help fight backon 16 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Biosecurity boost ahead of busy summeron 16 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Challenging year for Farmlandsby email@example.com (David Anderson) on 16 November 2023 at 1:25 am
Rural retailer and supplier Farmlands concedes it has had a challenging year. This has been reinforced with the release of its 2023 annual report, revealing […]
- New biosecurity protections for all Te Arawa lakeson 9 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Public health warning: shellfish biotoxin alert for Northland and East Capeon 9 November 2023 at 8:00 pm
- What's next for fertiliser?by firstname.lastname@example.org (Leo Argent) on 7 November 2023 at 10:55 pm
After extreme market volatility and record-high prices in recent years, global fertiliser prices are expected to settle in 2024, despite uncertainty posed by […]
- FAO Food Price Index dips in October as conflicts aggravate food insecurityby email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 6 November 2023 at 3:55 am
The benchmark for world food commodity prices declined moderately in October, down 0.5% from September, with the index for dairy products the only one to rise, […]
- Public health warning: shellfish biotoxin alert for Hawke Bayon 31 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Another tough year ahead!by firstname.lastname@example.org (David Anderson) on 25 October 2023 at 9:55 pm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand warns that the country's meat producers face another tough year as demand for sheep and beef recovers slightly, but not enough to […]
- Next steps for the Mycoplasma bovis Eradication Programmeon 25 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Here comes the dry!by email@example.com (Content supplied by Rabobank) on 24 October 2023 at 11:55 pm
Dairy New Zealand milk production is shaping up for another below-average peak this season. Milk flows for the first three months of the 2023/24 season show […]
- Sales of antibiotics used in animals and plants down by nearly a quarteron 23 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Water users urged to help protect our rivers and lakeson 18 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Ford goes full throttle for rural sportsby firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 18 October 2023 at 12:35 am
Palmerston North is set to rumble with the power and excitement of rural sports this coming March, as Ford New Zealand takes pole position as the naming rights […]
- Former sharemilker placed on home detention and banned from being in charge of animalson 16 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Farmlands seeking to acquire SealesWinslowby email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 12 October 2023 at 11:10 pm
Farmlands has made an offer to purchase SealesWinslow – an animal nutrition business currently owned by Ballance Agri-Nutrients (Ballance). If approved by […]
- SealesWinslow set to change handsby firstname.lastname@example.org (Sudesh Kissun) on 12 October 2023 at 9:05 pm
Animal nutrition company SealesWinslow could soon be part of rural service provider, Farmlands. SealesWinslow is owned by farm nutrient co-operative Ballance, […]
- Plastic posts of the future opens plant in the Southby email@example.com (Mark Daniel) on 11 October 2023 at 10:55 pm
It is estimated more than half a million wooden vineyard posts get broken every year in Marlborough. However, the environmental consequence of their CCA […]
- Public health warning: shellfish biotoxin alert for East Cape regionon 11 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- New scholarship programme to grow on-the-ground support for farmers and growerson 10 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Northland cattle farmer fined $30,000 over lack of feed for nearly 400 animalson 10 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Biosecurity officers help ease airport congestionon 9 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Fishers fined $10,500 for possession of too much snapperon 8 October 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Deer farmer fined $12,000 for not tagging 278 NAIT animalson 28 September 2023 at 8:00 pm
- Are dairy prices moving from pain to gain?by firstname.lastname@example.org (Leo Argent) on 28 September 2023 at 1:55 am
A full rebalance of China’s dairy market is not expected in the near future, so dairy farmers in New Zealand and around the world will need to manage through […]
- Riding the rollercoaster!by email@example.com (Content supplied by Rabobank) on 27 September 2023 at 9:55 pm
Dairy Attention remains laser-focussed on both supply and demand from China. Supply growth is still evident - but showing signs of slowing - while demand […]
- Scientist's lifetime spent down in the weedsby firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 14 September 2023 at 12:55 am
You might say Trevor James has been stuck in the weeds for almost half a century. But that would not be a true reflection of the progress made in the costly […]
- Rugby superstar goes head-to-head with world record holding sheep shearerby email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 29 August 2023 at 3:55 am
World champion New Zealand rugby player and Beef + Lamb Ambassador, Stacey Waaka went up against world-record-holding sheep shearer Sacha Bond in a series of […]
- Liz Shackleton to head Animal and Plant Health NZby firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 29 August 2023 at 3:25 am
Dr Liz Shackleton has been appointed chief executive of Animal and Plant Health New Zealand. Her term in the role will kick off on 30 October 2022. Prior to […]
- Initiative launched to ensure access to NZ wool carpets for schoolsby email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 23 August 2023 at 1:25 am
Thousands of students could benefit from a new initiative designed to simplify schools’ access to New Zealand wool carpets for their classrooms. The move […]
- Prices and weather collideby firstname.lastname@example.org (Content supplied by Rabobank) on 16 August 2023 at 10:55 pm
Dairy The underlying fundamentals to the global commodity market remain soft. Through July, Oceania spot commodity prices fell across the board. The biggest […]