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Media Releases

Be fair about passing on costs, Feds tells banks

Posted on 5/12/2019
Feds is urging banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of new capital requirements rather than dump it all on customers

Rates performance nothing to raise a glass to

Posted on 28/11/2019
Council rates and fees have jumped 170% in the last two decades - more than three times the CPI for all cost groups in New Zealand.

More farmers feeling pressure from banks

Posted on 27/11/2019
In the last six months farmers’ satisfaction with their banks has continued to erode and the number who feel under pressure from banks has risen from 16% to 23%.

Promising signs for drive for milling what self-sufficiency

Posted on 20/11/2019
AIMI survey shows big drop in the amount of unsold cereal grain since July, and continuing strong demand for milling wheat.

Opinion

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 6

Posted on 6/12/2019
For the third consecutive month, farm debt has fallen - no surprise given the pressure coming from banks.

Inferior dye ruins the clip

Posted on 3/12/2019
Dye marked wool - if in doubt, throw it out, Meat & Wool Chairman Miles Anderson says.

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

Posted on 21/08/2018
Marketing expert Brian Richards talks to farmers at this year's national conference.