Dollar drops then recovers

The New Zealand dollar briefly dropped to its lowest level in more than a week before recovering after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates as expected and projected another two hikes in 2018 and three in 2019.

Zero Harm Farm spreading wings

Zero Harm Farm is expanding into Australia and will be launched in Britain early next year, company general manager Mark Orr says.

Chinese money is part of global plan

China’s investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into New Zealand farms and meat and dairy processors in recent years was done with a larger global plan in mind, according to a United States government report.

Rural sector must fight back

The unbalanced narrative surrounding primary industries is no longer an inconvenience or annoyance but is putting the sector at risk and must be addressed, KPMG global head of agribusiness Ian Proudfoot says.

Government policy to be rural-proofed

Rural communities will be at the heart of all Government decision-making under a Rural Proofing Policy launched at Fieldays this morning.

Kiwi falls after Trump-Kim meeting

The New Zealand dollar fell as the historic meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spurred demand for the greenback as relations between the nations thawed ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy review.


Gumboots required as Fieldays opens

Drizzle has greeted the first visitors to Fieldays though it hasn’t deterred a decent number lining up for opening day at Mystery Creek.