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Land Use News Centre
The latest Land Use headlines from New Zealand’s top rural news outlets.
Northland farmer fined for hitting cows with metal bar
by ESTHER TAUNTON on 6 July 2020 at 4:01 am
One animal was hit so severely her legs became swollen and she struggled to walk.
Decarbonisation partnership to plant 650,000 pine trees in Taranaki
by MIKE WATSON on 6 July 2020 at 3:16 am
A carbon credit afforestation partnership is set to plant 650,000 pine seedlings on Taranaki hill country to offset carbon emissions
Are Feds telling members they can’t sell land for forestry?
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 5 July 2020 at 9:10 pm
Federated Farmers is asking the government to restrict the right of its farmer members to plant trees or sell their land for forestry, claims the NZ Forest […]
Te Puke farmer wins big at 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards
by email@example.com on 5 July 2020 at 8:45 pm
Te Puke farm manager Andre Meier received national recognition for his work on Saturday night.The 30-year-old was named Dairy Manager of the Year at the 2020 […]
Moerewa residents angry about new boiler at Affco meatworks and air quality issues
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 5 July 2020 at 8:41 pm
Residents of a small Northland settlement are angry a resource consent for a new boiler room and chimney stack they say will exacerbate existing health […]
Waikato farmers earn top titles at NZ Dairy Industry Awards
by LAWRENCE GULLERY on 5 July 2020 at 4:20 am
Judges expect Waikato farm assistant to evolve into ambassador for New Zealand's dairy industry.
Nick and Rosemarie Bertram's leadership in dairy earns country's top share farmer award for 2020
by LAWRENCE GULLERY on 4 July 2020 at 10:42 pm
Timely recognition for dairy farmers who helped keep the country ticking over during Covid 19 alert.
Labour's forestry policy 'a step in the right direction', farmers say
by PIERS FULLER on 4 July 2020 at 3:26 am
Sheep and beef farmers back Labour's new forestation policy, but forest owners say it's a 'negative step backwards'.
NZ should follow moves overseas to ban colony eggs, animal rights group says
by BONNIE FLAWS on 3 July 2020 at 5:00 pm
A recent poll shows 76 per cent of the Kiwis support a ban on caged hens.
Waikato farmers named 2020 Dairy Business of the Year
by email@example.com on 3 July 2020 at 1:05 am
A Waikato farm that has previously been a joint runner-up in the Dairy Business of the Year contest has gone one better to take the top spot this […]
Beef + Lamb ‘scaremongering’ — forestry group
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 2 July 2020 at 10:08 pm
‘Slanted and scaremongering’ is how the Southern North Island Wood Council describes Beef + Lamb NZ’s figures on forestry conversions. Beef + […]
Pig farmers face significant staff shortage without migrant workers
by ESTHER TAUNTON on 2 July 2020 at 5:00 pm
A looming labour crisis is the latest headache for the industry, which was left with thousands of surplus pigs after lockdown.
Scheme for financially distressed farmers
by email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 1 July 2020 at 1:22 am
A debt mediation scheme to help farmers in financial distress deal with their lenders starts today. The Farm Debt Mediation Scheme will require creditors to […]
Community detention and fine for selling potentially hazardous goat meat
on 30 June 2020 at 9:00 pm
A dairy owner, Ananda Krishna, and a company, Shop ND Save Limited, have been sentenced in Christchurch District Court for processing and selling goat meat […]
Sheep and beef on-farm inflation low
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 30 June 2020 at 12:39 am
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose at a very slow pace in the year to March 2020. On-farm inflation was 0.4%, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New […]
Red meat sector releases election manifesto
by email@example.com (David Anderson) on 29 June 2020 at 8:25 pm
Vote Red – meat! That’s the call from the country’s $12 billion red meat sector, following its recently released research and election […]
UK farmers use trackers to recover stolen machinery
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 28 June 2020 at 11:35 pm
An increase in the use of trackers is enabling UK police to recover 100s of 1000s of pounds worth of stolen machinery. According to FarmingUK, […]
NZ apiculture industry sees continued growth
by email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 22 June 2020 at 12:16 am
New Zealand's apiculture industry is still growing, according to a new report. The Ministry for Primary Industries has released its annual Apiculture […]