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As many as 1000 people could be left out of work by a collapse in the price of logs sent to China. Audio
Ministers might be breathing a sigh of relief that farmers agreed to sell to China's Yili conglomerate because rejection of the deal could have left taxpayers picking up the tab.
New Zealand shearers and wool handlers take on allcomers at the 18th World Shearing and Woolhandling championships, starting this evening.
Dairy technology company GEA Milfos has been ordered to pay $825,000 after admitting to a charge of price-fixing with a competitor.
The New Zealand national bridge team has overcome well-heeled competition to take a silver medal in the Asia Pacific Federation Championships in Singapore.
The largest shareholder in the company, Southern Pastures, said it wanted to give weight to dairy farmers who would be more affected by the sale.
Farmland is not being gobbled up by forestry, and tree planting is moving the pendulum back after years of deforestation, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.
About 80 animal welfare protesters turned up outside Parliament today to call for an end to the export of live farm animals.
The latest study of New Zealand's primary sector shows booming exports for the second year in a row, despite regions affected by drought, fires, and biosecurity responses like Mycoplasma bovis and…
Exports of live farm animals might decline even further when a government review wraps up in about a month.
The government has decided to allow Fonterra to stop taking milk from new dairy farms. It will also reinforce its rights to refuse milk from farmers whose standards of conduct are not deemed good…
WorkSafe New Zealand has issued a call strongly recommending that crush protection devices should be fitted to the back of quad bikes.
French dairy company Danone has been granted Overseas Investment Office approval to own up to 65 percent of Waikato dairy processor Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co from its Chinese owners.
Soaring prices for forestry land are proof that fears of farmland disappearing under trees, Wairoa's mayor says. The median price of forestry rose 45 percent in a year, figures show.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced several agricultural investment packages in Budget, but failed to address the wilding pine tree problem.
New Zealand's state-owned farming company stands to make more than $11 million if Westland Milk Products is sold to a Chinese-owned dairy conglomerate.
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has accused farmers of exaggerating the impact of the government's climate change legislation and pouring "bile" on the plans. Audio
The government has proposed further changes to the emissions trading scheme, including tougher penalties and higher costs for emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
The kiwifruit giant's net profit after tax for the year to March was $179.8 million, up from $101.8 million a year earlier.
The Environmental Protection Authority has approved the introduction of a root-feeding beetle to control a noxious weed, the moth plant.
Scientists say the widely-used Overseer water quality system for estimating farm run-off might not be reliable - and one says it was flawed from the start.
The organisation that represents Fonterra's 11,000 farmer shareholders has given the thumbs up to the sale of its ice cream subsidiary, Tip Top.
The seafood industry's responsibility for the decline of rare dolphins has been downgraded in new research.
Director James Cameron has taken on New Zealand's animal agriculture industry, saying people need to move to plant based diets to tackle climate change.
Farmers might in the end have to conserve less methane than the maximum set out in the government's bill to help tackle climate change, the Minister of Agriculture suggests.