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A tractor protest at the weekend showed farmers feel threatened about their future, says a Northland mayor.
New Zealand's largest bank has said it has no intention of selling off farm debt to overseas investors.
Forestry industry officials are still feeling gloomy about the log trade, ten weeks after a collapse in sales to China caused layoffs and left logging trucks lying idle.
The government's proposed clean up of waterways will not harm New Zealand's overall economy, a report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) has suggested.
The profit made by the country's largest farmer from the sale of its shares in Westland Milk Products, will disappear into government coffers via a special dividend.
While conservationists marched on Parliament for better protection of native dolphins, fisheries groups say the plan to care for the endangered species threatens the livelihoods of hundreds of people.
The organisation would rather greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally by the Emissions Trading Scheme.
The Minister for Regional Economic Development has launched a stinging attack on urban liberals, accusing them of trying to take the fishing industry down.
The former Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson has launched a blistering attack on the quality of state consultation with Māori over many years.
The government says many aspects of the practice of winter cropping are unacceptable and it wants changes.
The government's latest biodiversity document could ease the financial burden on farmers who preserve native bush on their own land at their own expense, according to Federated Farmers.
New Zealanders should get to grips with gene technology and not bury their heads in sands of short-term thinking, according to one of this country's leading scientific thinkers.
The government is planning an overhaul of biosecurity funding, but a lack of detail is making farming sectors nervous.
Federated Farmers is urging the government to be less political and more transparent in its approach to climate change.
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…