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It is no good expanding suburbs if you cannot feed their people

Posted on 15/08/2018
A recent report is a valuable tool in the fight for New Zealand to maintain its ability to feed itself, says Federated Farmers national president Katie Milne.

Fed Farmers look for positive solutions to help Aussie counterparts

Posted on 10/08/2018
Kiwi farmers asked to consider offering spare rooms or baches to Aussie farmers needing a break away from drought stresses.

PM's answers inconsistent with employment bill

Posted on 9/08/2018
PM's apparent misstatement underlines Feds' concern with union reps being able to come onto farms without notice or permission.

Cereal yields down but growers remain positive

Posted on 9/08/2018
Total hectares sown in wheat and barley this season is predicted to decrease by around 8%, but growers are positive about future prospects.

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 - August 10

Posted on 10/08/2018
The official cash rate is to stay at 1.75 - as expected. The surprise is that the Reserve Bank now says it's likely to stay at that rate through to 2020.

Economic Week - August 3

Posted on 3/08/2018
Our own survey shows that farmers' confidence in economic conditions has slipped, and an ANZ survey shows many other businesses share the sentiment

Speeches

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