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DairyNZ Appoints New Chair Following Decades Of Dedication

Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 10:11 am | DairyNZ

Following seven years at the helm and having seen through a new strategic direction for DairyNZ, Chair Jim van der Poel has announced he will step down at the October AGM. More >>

Market Returns Lift And Costs Come Down In Latest DairyNZ Econ Tracker

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 1:41 pm | DairyNZ

Dairy profitability is looking up as DairyNZ’s Econ Tracker shows a forecast seasonal closing position ahead of early-season predictions, though caution exists for farmers as we look ahead. DairyNZ Head of Economics, Mark Storey, says it is positive to ... More >>

Thoughtless Timing And Lack Of Detail Another Blow To Dairy Farmers

Friday, 18 August 2023, 1:26 pm | DairyNZ

The agriculture emissions pricing plan released by the Government today is thoughtlessly timed and lacks the detail dairy farming needs for a viable solution, says DairyNZ. Today’s announcement follows a further reduction in the forecast milk price, delivering ... More >>

DairyNZ Calls On Kiwis To Grab Their Gumboots And ‘Go Dairy’

Friday, 17 June 2022, 1:01 pm | DairyNZ

Kiwis are being encouraged to join the dairy sector, as one-third of dairy farms seek to fill vacancies ahead of a busy calving season which begins in July. Through a new GoDairy campaign, DairyNZ is looking to help recruit young Kiwis into dairy ... More >>

International Workers Will Help Address Dairy Staff Shortage

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:21 am | DairyNZ

Sustained advocacy from the dairy sector has helped secure 500 more international workers to help on dairy farms, however the Government’s border class exceptions still fall short of the sector’s 4,000 worker shortage. DairyNZ is relieved the ... More >>

New Independent Directors Appointed To DairyNZ Board

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 10:21 am | DairyNZ

A financial expert and a transformational chief executive are the two independent directors to be appointed to DairyNZ’s Board of Directors. Margaret Devlin fills an existing vacancy, while Mark Todd replaces Peter Schuyt who will be stepping down ... More >>

Border Changes Will Allow International Dairy Workers Onto Farms

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 6:04 pm | DairyNZ

Today’s announcement on border changes brings much needed clarity for the many dairy businesses that have been in limbo, desperately seeking international workers to fill vacant roles on farm. DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy ... More >>

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 >>





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