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Economic report an inaccurate, trivial attack on farmers

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:40 pm | DairyNZ

The recent NZIER report trivialises the significant role the dairy sector plays in New Zealand’s economy – and fails to look at the specifics of the Government’s freshwater package, according to DairyNZ. DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle said ... More >>

DairyNZ welcomes immigration changes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:20 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming today’s announcement that the Government will be streamlining the employer assisted work visa process to help businesses and farms fill skills shortages. More >>

Thanks for listening Minister, but bit longer would be nice

Friday, 13 September 2019, 6:52 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming this afternoon’s announcement that consultation on Essential Freshwater has been extended by two weeks - but is calling on the Minister to go further. More >>

Government must extend Freshwater consultation

Friday, 13 September 2019, 5:17 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is calling on the Government to move swiftly to extend the six-week timeframe of the Essential Freshwater consultation. More >>

Helping waterways without hurting rural communities

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:01 pm | DairyNZ

Today’s Essential Freshwater Package shows healthy and swimmable waterways are important to all New Zealanders, including dairy farmers, who share the same aspirations to protect our streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands. DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim ... More >>

Five years of Water Accord shows farmers doing their bit

Monday, 2 September 2019, 5:12 pm | DairyNZ

One of New Zealand’s biggest hands-on environmental efforts has created a wave of change on dairy farms across the country and is contributing to progress in improving water quality. More >>

Government urged to work with farmers to reduce emissions

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 8:11 am | DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is urging the Government to work with agricultural groups to drive real behaviour change on farm, instead of imposing a broad-based tax. Sector organisations have put forward an alternative Primary Sector Climate ... More >>

Farmers Rise to Climate Challenge

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 1:41 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is today joining with other primary sector leaders to launch a Primary Sector Climate Change Commitment: He Waka Eke Noa - our future in our hands to manage agricultural emissions. More >>

DairyNZ: Government’s methane target must change

Monday, 15 July 2019, 4:27 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ has released its submission on the Zero Carbon Bill and is calling on the Government to revise the methane target in the Bill to one that does not put at risk New Zealand’s world-leading dairy sector. Farm profit could go down by as much ... More >>

Farmer submissions encouraged on ZCB

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 1:11 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is encouraging dairy farmers to speak up and make a submission on the Government’s proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. More >>

Rural communities need mental health focus

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:41 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle has welcomed an increase in funding for mental health in yesterday’s Budget, saying he hopes the increased frontline services for mental health will include sufficient support for rural communities. More >>

Ambitious targets will require govt support

Friday, 31 May 2019, 1:22 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle has welcomed funding announced in yesterday’s Budget for the Sustainable Land Use Package but will be watching closely to ensure announcements translate to real and tangible support for farmers and the wider rural ... More >>

$21 million research collaboration to improve waterways

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:11 pm | DairyNZ

The dairy sector welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will invest alongside farmers in a seven-year $21 million research partnership that will boost the current effort to clean up rural waterways. More >>

Jim van der Poel Elected New DairyNZ Chair

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:25 am | DairyNZ

Waikato dairy farmer Jim van der Poel has been elected the new chairman of industry good body, DairyNZ. He replaces Michael Spaans, who passed away earlier this week. More >>

DairyNZ supports decision to cull animals

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:35 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ supports decision to cull animals on farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis Dairy farmers around the country will be reassured by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) decision to cull animals on farms infected with the disease Mycoplasma bovis ... More >>

Climate change: Rural professionals can make a difference

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:48 am | DairyNZ

A series of climate change workshops throughout New Zealand wound up this week, after attracting 420 rural professionals, says Kara Lok, DairyNZ’s senior adviser leading climate change. More >>

Director encourages farmers to consider ‘fantastic job’

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 9:58 am | DairyNZ

When Canterbury dairy farmer Alister Body became a director 12 years ago, it was a desire to be part of industry decision-making which got him there. More >>

Dairy farmers dig it when it comes to planting trees

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 8:50 pm | DairyNZ

Arbor Day: Dairy farmers dig it when it comes to planting trees Come Monday, Arbor Day, many people will be out planting trees, but for dairy farmers this is a year-round affair. Although some farmers have been planting trees on their land for a couple ... More >>

DairyNZ welcomes the PCE’s Taonga of an island nation

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 7:07 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ welcomes the PCE’s Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand’s birds. DairyNZ mirrors the comments of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Jan Wright, that we all “want to see the restoration of abundant, resilient, and ... More >>

Dairy farmers tackling environmental issues says new report

Monday, 15 May 2017, 3:30 pm | DairyNZ

Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report on the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord ‘Three Years On’. More >>

 

 

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