Posts tagged "Farmlands"

Co-op directors getting harder to find: Farmlands chairman

[9 August/NZ Herald] Farmlands Chairman, Lachie Johnstone, said attracting directors for cooperatives was becoming harder. Three seats were up for election as two long serving directors stood down and Silver Fern Farms Chairman, Rob Hewett, seeks another term. Joe Ferraby and David Jensen are standing down. Nominations close on 13 September, and candidates need to...

Farmlands Co-operative wins KPMG Global Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) Award

[13 July/Farmlands] Farmlands was named as the New Zealand winner of KPMG’s Global Customer Experience Excellence Award. It was one of 14 winners worldwide, and joined an elite group of iconic brands that included Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Apple. Farmlands Chief Executive, Peter Reidie, said the accolade was a vote of confidence in the power...

Farmlands invests in FarmIQ Systems

[6 December/ NZ Herald] Farmlands has taken a stake in farm software company FarmIQ Systems as part of a capital raising round. FarmIQ Systems joined Landcorp Farming, Silver Fern Farms Joint Ventures, and Veterinary Enterprises Group as shareholders in the company that developed and marketed software for farming and agribusiness. FarmIQ Chairman, John Quirk said...

Farmlands directors elected

[6 November/Otago Daily times] Winton farmer and former long-standing Alliance Group Director Murray Donald has been elected to the Farmlands board. Mr Donald is a chartered fellow of the Institute of Directors, councillor and member of the audit and risk committee for the Southern Institute of Technology and a trustee and chairman of the audit...

Nine vying for three spots in Farmlands director elections

[9 October/ Otago Daily Times] The 2017 Farmlands director election voting is open, with nine candidates contesting three vacancies. The South Island vacancy will be contested by former Alliance Group Director Murray Donald, former Otago Regional Councillor Gary Kelliher, Accountant Mel Montgomery, former Federated Farmers National Board Member David Rose and current Alliance Group Director...

Farmlands criticised after $9m loss

[14 October/ Otago Daily Times] Farmlands has announced a $9 million loss for the 2015-16 year, compared to an $11 million profit in the previous year. The announcement came after the rural supplies co-operative advised shareholders in April that it would not be returning a bonus rebate this year because conditions would not allow it....

Kiwi cooperatives celebrate success

[13 August/ Rural News] Winners at the Co-operative Business New Zealand Annual Awards Dinner included Fonterra, Farmlands and FMG. The event was a celebration of co-operatives and recognised outstanding governance, leadership and enduring service across the sector. Co-operative Business New Zealand Chairman, Jonathan Lee said the winners demonstrated all that was good about the co-operative...

No rebate for Farmlands

[5 May/ Otago Daily Times] Farmlands has announced that it would not return a rebate to farmers this year due to the tough conditions in the rural sector. Farmlands Chairman, Peter Teidie said the year had not been a good one for farmers or the co-operative. Mr Teidie added that the co-operative was focused on...

New Farmlands head excited for the future

[21 September/ NZ Farmers Weekly] Former Goodman Fielder Managing Director, Peter Reidie has been appointed as the new chief executive of Farmlands. Mr Reidie said he was excited by the role and wants to build a strong culture and organisation to support the company’s strategy. Farmlands Chairman, Lachie Johnstone said Mr Reidie was a stand-out...

Dead vines based on mislabelling

 [10 January/ Business Day] Two North Canterbury Winegrowers claim that a labelling error on a common moth insecticide has resulted in their vineyards being all but wiped out.  The winegrowers said, in a statement issued by their lawyers, the product, manufactured by Dow AgroSciences and supplied by Farmlands, has created a major problem not of...

Farmlands rolling out single brand

[16 September/ NZ Farmers Weekly] A single Farmlands brand is planned to be rolled out by the Farmlands Co-operative Society by September next year. The change from CRT Fuel to the Farmlands Fuel brand is the latest sign of the integration plans the co-operative is implementing. Farmlands Chairman Lachie Johnstone said that directors and staff...