Media Releases

Tales of the land girls shared at Maungati

Posted on 20/10/2020
Former 'land girls' Sadie Lietze and Daphne Attfield were among the crowd who travelled to Maungati to remember the WWII efforts of the Women's Land Service.

Katie Milne is Agricultural Communicator of the Year

Posted on 19/10/2020
Her consistency of message, persuasiveness and common sense approach has seen former Federated Farmers President Katie Milne named Agricultural Communicator of the Year.

Honouring our wartime land girls

Posted on 14/10/2020
The ‘Land Girls’ are largely unsung heroes of our World War II experience and Fiona, Lady Elworthy, of Timaru was determined that in her district at least there should be a memorial to them.

Primary Industries NZ Awards finalists named

Posted on 7/10/2020
Judges faced tough decisions choosing finalists for the 2020 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards, with no shortage of contenders.


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

New govt needs to release the uncertainty handbrake

Posted on 14/10/2020
COVID-19 and our push for economic recovery is just another reason why we need MPs who will listen carefully, work hard and put pragmatism ahead of rigid ideology.

Economic Week - October 9

Posted on 9/10/2020
The NZ Initiative's Briefing to the Incoming Government is scathing of promises made during the election campaign....


Katie Milne's address to the 2020 National AGM

Posted on 26/06/2020
I think we've made excellent progress on town and country coming to a better understanding of each other....

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

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