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Back Bloody Brilliant Bees

Back Bloody Brilliant Bees

4 MAY 2009 - Federated Farmers is pushing government to recognise the role of bees by boosting biosecurity response and research. Bees are an invaluable part of the $24.5 billion agricultural sector - New Zealand's largest and most important industry.

NZ Egg Farmers Welcome Findings Of Independent Welfare Study

NZ Egg Farmers Welcome Findings Of Independent Welfare Study

4 May 2009 - New Zealand egg producers today welcomed the release by MAF of the country's most comprehensive investigation into hen welfare.

Otago Stadium Shows How Councils Farm Farmers

Otago Stadium Shows How Councils Farm Farmers

4 May 2009 - The Otago Regional Stadium, for which contracts were signed last week, is being held up by Federated Farmers as a prime example of how farmers are being farmed by councils for their rates.

DairyNZ Says Don't Tax Farmers

DairyNZ Says Don't Tax Farmers

4 MAY 2009 - DairyNZ says it would make no sense to tax dairy farmers for greenhouse gas emissions until technology exists to enable farmers to reduce the emissions.

Business Leaders: Emissions Trading Policy Delays Causing Major Investment Blight

Business Leaders: Emissions Trading Policy Delays Causing Major Investment Blight

4 MAY 2009 - Lack of emissions trading policy certainty is causing major investment blight.

Fonterra Calls For Emissions Trading Scheme Changes

Fonterra Calls For Emissions Trading Scheme Changes

4 May 2009 - Dairy production in New Zealand may be reduced by five per cent, costing the New Zealand economy $650 million annually, and allowing other countries to fill the gap in global supply risking further global emissions growth, unless the existing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is altered

Half Of Kiwi Teens Post Sensitive Info In Public Places Online

Half Of Kiwi Teens Post Sensitive Info In Public Places Online

4 May 2009 - New NetSafe research indicates that half of NZ teenagers post sensitive information about themselves on publically available webpages and mobile phone chat rooms.

Maersk Retains World's Best Shipping Line Award

Maersk Retains World's Best Shipping Line Award

4 May 2009 - Maersk Line again dominated the shipping categories at this year's Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs), adding the inaugural Best Green Service Provider Award to the titles of Best Global Shipping Line and Best Asia-Europe Line, both of which it also won last year.

Ets Not Needed To Meet Kyoto Obligations

Ets Not Needed To Meet Kyoto Obligations

4 MAY 2009 - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) should either be scrapped or substantially amended, the Select Committee reviewing the ETS has been told today by Federated Farmers.

Orcon Moves Into Hosting Market Through Acquisition Of iServe

Orcon Moves Into Hosting Market Through Acquisition Of iServe

4 May 2009 - Orcon is delving deeper in to website and server hosting by acquiring the business of Wellington-based company iSERVE.

Orcon has bought the assets of iSERVE effective from 1 May, and staff will transition to Orcon with effect from that date.