Agility to drive value

Fonterra chairman John Wilson has hit back at repeated criticism the huge co-operative has lost its way or not delivered on the promise it once held.

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Pulpit – Where to now for dairy industry?

As everyone knows, world events have converged to bring the New Zealand dairy industry to its knees but what are its prospects of a return to profitability?

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Shareholder body supports Fonterra review

The body representing Fonterra shareholders is supporting a review of all aspects of the co-operative’s business but says it was not prompted by the dairy sector’s current difficulties.

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Fonterra holds Aussie price but gives a warning

Fonterra Australia has told its farmers to be prepared for the possibility of a step-down in milk price this season.

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DairyNZ board candidates put forward

Ten candidates have put their names forward for the three positions up for grabs on the DairyNZ board.

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  • Banks stepping up during dairy downturn

    Banks are providing much needed support to New Zealand’s dairy industry during this period of desperately low prices, a survey from Federated Farmers has revealed. 

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  • LGNZ launch Resource Management review

    Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has launched a review of the Resource Management system, looking at options and solutions needed to develop a fit-for-purpose regime.

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  • Caption contest

    Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy was at the Feilding sale for the serious business of launching the Manawatu-Wanganui Sheep and Beef Land Productivity Programme.

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  • Whole milk powder futures drop

    New Zealand whole milk powder futures have declined, paring their earlier gains, after concerns about slower growth in China pushed down global equity markets.

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Boffin magic a thing of the past

The history of agriculture is scattered with one-off technology discoveries that provided a disproportionate production boost. 

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Spring storms prompt tree trimming warning

 With spring storm season fast approaching, North Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower New Zealand is warning tree owners about the dangers of trimming trees that are too close or overhang power lines.

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Champ takes another record

Sixteen times world champion shearer David Fagan showed a vocal and supportive Cheltenham speed shear crowd he can shear a single sheep in 20.4 seconds recently to win the event.

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