Earthquake Land Recovery Programme Underway
A $1.8 million Farm Land & Business Recovery support programme for farmers in the earthquake affected districts was signed-off by the Ministry for Primary Industries earlier this month.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 4
Rere farmer Sandra Matthews felt a community responsibility to get involved with improving the quality of the Wharekopae River. External funding has supported local farmers, like Sandra, to action on-farm changes years earlier than would otherwise be possible.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 3
The iconic Rere Falls and Rockslide near Gisborne have been the focus of a two-year environmental project.
Five keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 2
The iconic Rere Falls and Rockslide near Gisborne have been the focus of a two-year environmental project that's attracted local and national interest
Farming leaders pledge action on rivers
In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations.
Farmers welcome support to improve environment
The Government’s announcement of $44 million to support freshwater improvement projects is welcomed by B+LNZ.
Keys to engaging farmers in environmental change: Part 1
The iconic Rere Falls and Rockslide near Gisborne have been the focus of a two-year environmental project that’s attracted local and national interest.
Help us shape an environmental vision
B+LNZ is reviewing its vision and work around all things environment. Have your say and you'll go in the draw to win a day with an expert to help you turn your environmental vision into a plan for action.
Farmers’ voices come through loud at Southland hearing
The first two weeks of the Southland Water and Land Plan hearings have been dominated by farmers and the drystock sector story is coming through loud and clear.
Beef and Sheep sector outline key priorities in their 2017 Manifesto: “Blueprint for partnership with the New Zealand Government”
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are presenting the sector’s priorities to all political parties ahead of this year’s General Election.
Southland Water and Land Plan hearing process
Congratulations to the numerous farmers who have spoken at the first two weeks of the Southland Water and Land Plan hearings.
Unique Sheep and beef land-care role
While his official title is Hurunui District Landcare Group (HDLG) coordinator, Josh Brown is essentially writing the blueprint for a role that evolved out of regulatory chaos; where dryland sheep and beef farmers within the region were being asked to limit any increases in their already minimal nutrient losses to 10%.