Posts tagged "Manawatu"

Northland’s simmering summer is Taranaki’s scorched earth: ASB regional scorecard

 [7 June/NZ Herald] Northland’s summer outperformed the rest of the country, and it climbed to the top of the latest ASB Regional Economic Scorecard. It measures regional performance in terms of growth across 11 measures. ASB Chief Economics, Nick Tuffley, said strong growth across all the measures had been key to Northland’s success. He added...

Myrtle rust found for first time in Manawatu

 [20 March/NZ Herald] The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed that myrtle rust was detected in Manawatu for the first time. Myrtle Rust Response Spokesperson, Dr Catherine Duthie, said action would start immediately to contain the disease. She hoped that it was found early enough so that there was a chance to eliminate it. Dr Duthie...

Fonterra dairy farm open day part of co-operative’s charm offensive

[11 December/ Stuff] Fonterra has launched their ‘Opening Our Farm Gates’ campaign in an attempt to change the perception urban New Zealanders have of dairying and water quality. Part of the campaign involved opening two Manawatu dairy farms to the public over the weekend, with around 240 people visiting. Dairy Industry Chairman, Chris Lewis said...

Leptospirosis strain discovered in alpaca for first time floors researchers

[4 December/ Stuff] A leptospirosis strain has been found in New Zealand alpaca for the first time. The disease was more common in dairy cows and could occasionally be passed on to dairy and abattoir workers. In humans, the disease could appear as a minor flu-like sickness, but may put some people in intensive care...

Dry weather spells potential problems for farmers

[30 November/ Stuff] Weatherwatch Head Weather Analyst, Philip Duncan said farmers in some parts of the country could be in trouble if it did not stop raining soon. Mr Duncan explained that Northland, Auckland’s West Coast, Taranaki, Manawatu, Canterbury and Southland were drier than normal and contractors were concerned about the fact that grass had...