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  • Baby boomers: A bunch of greedy oldies robbing their children and grandchildren of a future in New Zealand? Or are Generations X and Y just whingers who should knuckle down and get on with it? In North & South’s October cover story, Denis Welch takes an in-depth look at the issues surrounding our aging population, and who will pick up the tab. Financial journalist and commentator Bernard Hickey argues that the baby boomers are committing “the crime of the century” right before our eyes – an act of “massive intergenerational theft”.
    Article - 2010-09-10 11:15
  • In New Zealand, agriculture makes up the single largest sector of the tradable economy. As with any industry, to keep the competitive edge on our agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship is crucial. It is therefore important to encourage and reward those in New Zealand’s agricultural industries who put forth the effort to develop progressive techniques and practices that improve the efficiency and profitability of farming in New Zealand.
    Article - 2011-01-05 15:00
  • If you are passionate about the future of Invercargill’s Central Business District (CBD) then the Invercargill City Council wants you. Invercargill City Councillor Norman Elder said people interested in the future of the city’s CBD are invited to a public meeting. Cr Elder will chair the public meeting which will be held on Monday, January 24 from 5.15 pm to 7 pm in the Drawing Room at the Civic Theatre. “At the meeting we want to hear from people who are interested in the CBD and the new Inner City Steering Group.
    Article - 2011-01-21 17:00
  • Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Ltd says it will make a full disclosure of its plans to participate in the New Zealand and Chinese dairy industries when it has lodged its application with the Overseas Investment Office for approval to purchase the 16 North Island Crafar dairy farms currently in Receivership. Chairman Jiang Zhaobai says Pengxin expects to lodge its application before the end of March and it would not be appropriate to release any details on the bid before detailed information has been given to the OIO.
    Article - 2011-01-27 13:30
  • An unconditional agreement has been reached to provide for the sale and purchase of a block of six council-owned pensioner flats at Mangonui, Operations Manager for Infrastructure and Assets Sue Hodge confirmed today. Proceeds from the sale of the flats would be utilized to help upgrade and maintain the balance of the Far North District Council's 146 pensioner accommodation units.
    Article - 2011-02-01 14:30
  • The Dairy Women’s Network kicked off Dairy Days last week with the topic, “Building Your Farm Budget from Cashbook to Cashflow” being presented in both the North and South Islands during February and March. The national workshops, funded by DairyNZ, promise to inspire, inform and motivate New Zealand’s dairy women to take hold of their farm’s financial future.
    Article - 2011-02-22 11:45
  • Two multi-million dollar Hawke’s Bay farms which sold under the auctioneer’s hammer within an hour of each other have redefined rural land values for the region.
    Article - 2011-02-25 13:00
  • The 2011 Hawkes Bay Wairarapa Dairy Trainee of the Year, Ben Smith, has been quick to surround himself with winners to help progress his career. Mr Smith was one of three winners announced at last night’s regional Dairy Industry Awards dinner held in Masterton. Central Hawkes Bay sharemilkers Richard and Joanna Greaves won the Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year title and Dannevirke contract milkers Bradley and Chantelle McNaughton won the Farm Manager of the Year competition.
    Article - 2011-03-07 11:30
  • When Kiwi entrepreneur Mitchell Pham fled Vietnam as a young refugee, he certainly didn’t expect to one day be honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Mitchell was recently named as a recipient of the prestigious annual award, one that is given out only to the most exceptional people from around the globe.
    Article - 2011-03-10 12:59
  • Two winners in the 2011 Bay of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards have enjoyed the benefits to be gained from participating in the awards. Both the 2011 Bay of Plenty Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year, Scott and Charlotte Jones, and 2011 Bay of Plenty Farm Managers of the Year, Warren and Jo Lee, has previously entered the awards. They had entered again as they had enjoyed meeting and networking with like-minded farmers and rural professionals and had a lot of fun.
    Article - 2011-03-19 08:00