Business

Seven OIO decisions to convert hill country to forestry in February alone

Pasture to production forestry sales are back on the table for foreign investment in 2024 as the Overseas Investment Office clarifies its policy position on the benefit to NZ test, says Property Brokers General Manager - Rural, Conrad Wilkshire.

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Repositioning demand for strong wool

Innovation and entrepreneurship is leading a revival in the fortunes of strong wool. By Tony Leggett

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Team approach adds value

Farmers can utilise the skills of their accountants and advisers to boost their financial literacy and get a better understanding of debt, assets and equity, Elaine Fisher writes.

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Back to basics

Getting back to his roots and spending time putting cups on is a far cry from walking the halls of power, but newly minted Agriculture Minister, Todd McClay, doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty from time to time. He spoke to Rebecca Greaves about his priorities and what farmers can expect from our new Government.

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Forest owners baulk at ETS fee

Owners of forests registered in the Emissions Trading Scheme are challenging the introduction of an ongoing cost recovery fee, Rebecca Greaves reports.

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A tale of four electorates: Rural NZ takes a step to the right

While voters in rural electorates took a right turn at the recent election, the trend has been to greater diversity, Hugh Campbell writes.

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Making those fertiliser decisions

When times are tough on the farm, fertiliser may be one of the items left off the shopping list. By Kerry Dwyer.

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Learning from failure

Keys to successfully getting through a tough season are the knowledge, skills and experience gained from previous ones. By Elaine Fisher.

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Planning for tough times

Hill country farmers face the prospect of potential losses in the coming year. By Rebecca Greaves.

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SFF targets premium market

When market conditions improve, prices should rebound faster for Silver Fern Farms because of its close relationships with customers committed through premium supply programmes. Tony Leggett reports.

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