Media Releases

Feds hail on-line fibre exchange as useful innovation

Posted on 22/05/2018
Feds celebrates the introduction of the NZ Natural Fibre Exchange.

High country advisory group a step forward

Posted on 22/05/2018
A new high country advisory group could boost constructive discussions among stakeholders and increase the wider public’s understanding of tenure review.

National Lamb Day gets town-meets-country sizzle

Posted on 22/05/2018
A Wairarapa farming couple’s idea to add a ‘town meets country’ flavour to National Lamb Day has drawn hundreds of responses.

Astonishingly high rates hikes proposed for Hawke’s Bay farmers

Posted on 21/05/2018
Hawke's Bay Regional Council proposed rate increase awful for rural community.


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 - May 25

Posted on 25/05/2018
Fonterra has lifted its forecast farmgate milk price by 20 cents to $6.75 per kgMS but is revising down its forecast dividend range for the full year.

Economic Week - May 18

Posted on 18/05/2018
The big news this week on the economic front was the Budget but we also saw a welcome rise in the GDT and producer prices were also up.


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