NZ FARM NEWS

New Zealand Commodity Prices Fall For Fourth Month

New Zealand’s commodity prices declined for the fourth straight month in March, data from the ANZ showed on Monday. The ANZ commodity price index declined 2.1 percent month-on-month in March, the same pace of fall as seen in February. Prices have been falling for the fourth straight months. On a yearly basis, commodity prices decreased

Farming looks good, but coronavirus still to hit ag’s fortunes hard

Improving seasonal conditions, leaping grain prices, cheaper fuel and an export-friendly dollar won’t be enough to keep Australian agriculture from being well bruised by the coronavirus cyclone. Despite being in a good position to weather the COVID-19 storm, Australian farmers should brace for a likely demand slump as local and overseas consumer incomes fall and

JOB OFFER: Full time farm hand needed at blueberry farm

LUCKILY this is not the busy picking time for the blueberry farm at Tabulam. Mountain Blue is currently out of their harvest season, which is mainly when they employ backpackers so they’re not feeling the pinch of backpackers going home due to coronavirus. They are looking for a full time farm hand though. People and

New Zealand – a survival ‘bolt hole’

Monday, 6 April 2020, 2:22 pmPress Release: Bayleys View from the hill Located safely at the bottom of the globe between Antarctica and Australia is the jewel of the pacific. Fewer than 5 million English-speaking ‘Kiwis’ inhabit a natural wonderland. The United Kingdom is the same size but is crowded with 14 times more people.

Coronavirus crisis: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern takes aim at Australian visa changes

A cheesed-off Jacinda Ardern has taken aim at Australia’s new ruling on temporary visa holders after acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge effectively told thousands of out-of-work New Zealanders “it’s time to go home”. The Australian government introduced new advice to the 2.17 million people in Australia on temporary visas on Saturday, which includes 672,000 people

The lessons New Zealand learned from Spanish flu – The Spinoff

‘Stay in your bubble’ didn’t exist 100 years ago, but our ancestors would want us to know how essential it is to do so, says Jai Breitnauer. It was a warm but slightly grey January day in 2019 when I pulled the car over to the side of SH1, just south of Temuka. Although it

Farmer Richard Tudor killed in tractor accident at Llanerfyl

Image copyright Family Photo Image caption Richard Tudor was praised as “an all-rounder” who could “turn his hand to everything” Tributes have been paid to a well-known farmer killed in a tractor accident in Powys. Father-of-two Richard Tudor, 45, died on Friday while working on his farm at Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire. A family friend said the