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New Analysis Highlights Dairy’s Economic Contribution

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:39 pm | DairyNZ

The dairy sector is encouraged by today’s GDP results that emphasise New Zealand’s economic rebound amid Covid-19. The dairy sector is playing a key role in a stable economy, contributing nearly one in every four dollars earned from total goods exports ... More >>

Dairy Farmers Say ‘yes’ To Milksolids Levy

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 10:17 am | DairyNZ

Levy paying dairy farmers have voted to continue the sector’s milksolids levy. The one in six-year milksolids levy vote closed on May 30, with provisional results showing 57 percent of the 11,747 levy paying dairy farmers voted – and of those ... More >>

Two-pronged Approach Needed To Address Dairy Staff Shortfall

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 5:20 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ is calling on the Government to work with the dairy sector to address a looming staff shortage for the coming season, that has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19. By the end of September around 2500 visas are due to expire for migrant ... More >>

DairyNZ to Te Papa: We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:17 pm | DairyNZ

“It’s incredibly disappointing to see our national museum Te Papa reinforcing an overly simplistic anti-farming narrative that negatively impacts the public’s perception of New Zealand farmers and the dairy sector” DairyNZ Chief Executive ... More >>

DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ welcome sector-wide vision

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:16 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcome today’s launch of a shared sector-wide vision to be world leaders in the sustainable production of high-quality food and fibre. “We are supportive of the Primary Sector Council’s broad vision of having ... More >>

Dairy Environment Leaders are embracing change

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:11 pm | DairyNZ

The DairyNZ Dairy Environment Leaders have concluded their 7th Annual farmer-led forum in Wellington and are returning to their individual communities optimistic about the future of dairy farming and energized to drive positive change, says DEL ... More >>

Dairy Environment Leaders trade gumboots for suits

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:40 am | DairyNZ

The DairyNZ Dairy Environment Leaders are hosting their 7th Annual farmer-led forum in Wellington from 2 – 4 December with a firm focus on supporting communities and embracing change, says DEL Chairwoman Tracy Brown. “There is a lot of change currently ... More >>

Who will pick up Essential Freshwater’s $80b price tag?

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:13 pm | DairyNZ

Excessively stringent freshwater policies that won’t achieve significantly better water quality outcomes will cost New Zealanders more than $80 billion over the next thirty years, says DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. “The water quality limits ... More >>

Bipartisan support for Zero Carbon Bill gives certainty

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:21 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle is welcoming todays bipartisan support of the Zero Carbon Bill as a positive step forward for New Zealand farmers. More >>

DairyNZ: robust science and partnerships crucial for water

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 5:08 pm | DairyNZ

DairyNZ’s submission on the proposed Essential Freshwater package identifies the solutions needed to deliver lasting improvements for water quality and ecosystem health in New Zealand, while protecting our economy. Healthy and swimmable waterways ... More >>

Proposed freshwater policies could cost NZ $6 billion

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 6:39 pm | DairyNZ

Economic modelling by DairyNZ shows the proposed Essential Freshwater package could significantly harm New Zealand’s dairy sector and the wider national economy – by 2050, costing $6 billion per year. More >>

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 >>