Media Releases

Highway reopening lifts farmers and and their communities spirits

Posted on 15/12/2017
For farmers and their communities, this is a great start to the festive period. It’s been such a tough year for many, rebuilding their lives and businesses after the quake

Census mirrors 'better efficiency, better for environment' approach

Posted on 14/12/2017
The relatively small changes revealed in the 2017 livestock census may indicate we've reached herd equilibrium.

MPI re-focus better than carve-up

Posted on 13/12/2017
Retaining MPI as an umbrella Ministry for four portfolio-based business units is a pragmatic approach, Federated Farmers says.

Infection positives underline 'protect your patch' message

Posted on 12/12/2017
Don’t rely on others to protect your patch, protect it yourself. In the end, we are all biosecurity officers with a role to play..


Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Economic week December 15

Posted on 15/12/2017
Lower prices for fruit and vegetables pushed food prices down in November, according to Statistics NZ’s monthly Food Price Index...

Economic Week - December 8

Posted on 8/12/2017
Lambing percentages are up but prices for New Zealand commodities in world markets fell in November.


Economic Week - Tax Working Group announced

Posted on 24/11/2017
Sir Michael Cullen is to head the government's tax working group - and a capital gains tax is on the table

President Katie Milne addresses National Council

Posted on 22/11/2017
Katie Milne talks about the myriad ways the Feds influence decision-makers and perceptions - National Council 2017 President's address