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  • Legendary Kiwi golfer Sir Bob Charles is selling one of his Canterbury farms. The 102 hectares of free draining, fertile land is at Oxford - some 40 minutes drive west of Christchurch. “The property has always been operated as an agri’ business investment in the sixteen years that I have owned it,” said Sir Bob, who shot to world fame after winning the British Open in1963.
    Article - 2011-10-21 10:01
  • Vector has advised Fonterra that it is providing limited gas flows to some of Fonterra’s upper North Island sites. As a result Fonterra is working to get as many of these sites up and running as soon as possible. The main Maui gas line is however still out of operation and the gas Fonterra will receive will be supplied through a smaller backup line and will be limited. This means Fonterra’s sites north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge (Maungaturoto, Kauri) as well as Tip Top will remain shut down.
    Article - 2011-10-26 21:00
  • The majority of Fonterra’s operations in the upper North Island have been up and running since yesterday after Vector made a limited gas flow available. The main Maui gas line is however still out of operation. The gas Fonterra is receiving is supplied through a smaller backup line. Fonterra General Manager Milk Supply Steve Murphy said the operation team worked hard through the night to get sites in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Northland back processing milk.
    Article - 2011-10-27 16:00
  • The 2012 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards will give entrants an opportunity to mix and mingle with likeminded people – those with a passion to progress. Entries in the Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, Farm Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions run by the awards are now being received online at
    Article - 2011-11-19 00:00
  • Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Tim Cossar will step down from the role early in the new year, Chairman Norm Thompson has announced. Mr Cossar has been appointed to head Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua, one of New Zealand’s premier tourism attractions. “On behalf of TIA’s board of directors, I would like wish Tim all the best for his future and thank him for his efforts at TIA in the last three years,” Mr Thompson said.
    Article - 2011-11-22 15:00
  • New Zealanders may have embraced Bollywood films, the Diwali Festival of Lights and Indian cuisine, but highly qualified migrants from India struggle to get work here, a new report says. Recent migrants from India represent some of the most highly qualified of all the migrant groups in New Zealand, but they face discrimination from local employers resulting in less than half using their qualifications, according to a study, titled Namasté New Zealand: Indian Employers and Employees in Auckland, by Massey and Waikato universities.
    Article - 2011-11-24 11:00
  • Adventure tourism and commercial outdoor operators are being offered support to understand how the new adventure activities regulations will affect their business. The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) and Outdoors New Zealand are running operator workshops in 11 locations throughout New Zealand over the next few weeks, starting in Taupo on Monday 28 November, followed by Rotorua on Tuesday 29 November.
    Article - 2011-11-25 15:00
  • While 94 percent of New Zealand welcomes in the festive barbecue season, summer is the ideal time for people to get out into rural New Zealand to discover farming. “As the saying goes, you make hay while the sun shines and farmers will be hard at it over the festive season,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President. “We’ll take some time out to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with friends and family, but after an exceptional spring for many parts, summer is a big part of the farming year.
    Article - 2011-12-23 15:00
  • Federated Farmers President, Bruce Wills, has used an opinion piece in yesterday’s Sunday Star Times, to push for facts to come into the debate about farming; facts and information easily obtained from farming organisations but especially from New Zealand’s rural media. “There’s an easy way for people to find out a lot more about farming and farmers. That’s to read, listen to, or watch New Zealand’s rural media,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President.
    Article - 2012-01-02 13:00
  • Federated Farmers believes Overseas Investment Office (OIO) rules must be applied without fear or favour. In respect of Shanghai Pengxin Group’s approval to purchase the former CraFarms, it still faces two hurdles. The first is a 31 January deadline set by the receivers for the sale to go unconditional and a potential Judicial Review of the decision. “We’re under no illusion the OIO’s decision will not be universally popular among farmers, let alone the public,” says Bruce Wills, Federated Farmers President and its economics and commerce spokesperson.
    Article - 2012-01-27 15:01