Farmers Weekly NZ 30.03.2020

Keep calm, carry on

The Government is well aware of farming’s importance and is doing everything it can to ensure the primary sector continues to operate as close to normal as possible, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.


Farmers Weekly NZ 02.03.2020

Ospri admits fault

Northern Hawke’s Bay farmers are frustrated other landowners in the area are not doing enough to control possums, leaving them exposed to a bovine tuberculosis outbreak, which Ospri admits it took its eye off. 


Farmers Weekly NZ 24.02.2020

Virus bites into jobs

More than 1000 logging contractors, a number industry leaders say could double, have been laid off in recent weeks as the economic impact of China’s battle to contain coronavirus begins to bite.



Farmers Weekly NZ 17.02.2020

Chinese demand still there

Business in China is slowly returning to normal but analysts warn it animal protein consumption is likely to stay subdued for at least another month as it continues to try to control the spread of coronavirus.


Farmers Weekly NZ 10.02.2020

Dry hits hard

As dry starts to ratchet up the pressure on farmers Central Hawke’s Bay farmer John Waldin has been lucky enough to get some of his stock away to the works but there’s still more that needs to go.