Three Plant & Food Research innovations and scientists are amongst the 12 stunning finalists selected for the fifth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, which celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes.
It’s been a positive start to 2018 for the global beef sector - with production and consumption up and prices generally favourable - however, building pressures in some of the world’s major beef-producing nations have the potential to change export market dynamics, with implications for New Zealand, according to a recently-released industry report.
In light of the continuing labour shortage in the kiwifruit industry, the Social Development Minister says the government will raise the amount that beneficiaries can earn without their dole being cut.
The Government plans to eradicate mycoplasma bovis over 10 years, but will start by allowing mass stock movements from Friday that rely on a discredited tracking system, Thomas Coughlan reports for Newsroom.
" Rural Media is going through challenging times, right when they need it least according to Mediawatch. Several titles are soon to be discontinued including NZFarmer which has been delivered free to rural letterboxes every Friday, others have changed hands with one commentator telling Mediawatch "The most important thing is that the rural media is owned by people who understand the rural scene". Makes sense.
Leading fresh fruit importer IG International has entered into an association with Mr Apple, a major global apple exporter from New Zealand, to launch DIVA, a premium variety of apples into the Indian subcontinent.