Posts tagged "Taranaki"

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...

Forest rule puts the cart first

[2 April/Farmers Weekly] Neil Walker, a Taranaki farmer, hoped proposed changes would add clarity to the eligibility rules for forests joining the Emissions Trading Scheme. Confusion over criteria made it not only difficult to set aside land as ETS carbon sinks, but deprived owners of poor performing, inaccessible land of a valuable source of income....

Taranaki fishing operators welcome the code of conduct

[15 March/Stuff] According to a Taranaki fishing industry representative, a new code of conduct for the industry would put pressure on those who aren’t operating ethically and responsibly. It outlined a six point plan for the industry to follow. Egmont Seafoods Manager, Keith Mawson, said local fishing operators supported the code and that we have...

Help coming for storm-hit farmers in Taranaki and Tasman

[2 March/NZ Farmer] The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities, Damien O’Connor, announced that the damage caused by former cyclone Gita in Taranaki and parts of the Tasman district met the criteria to be classified as a medium-scale adverse event which would trigger funding for recovery efforts. He noted that intense winds caused significant damage...

Increase in farm sales bucks trend

[19 January/Otago Daily Times] Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data for November 2017 indicates that only Southland and Taranaki saw a higher level of farm sales in the three months to November 2017 than the preceding year.  Overall sales saw a significant easing on 2016 according to spokesperson, Brian Peacocke, however he noted that...

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...

Myrtle rust infected sites in Taranaki grows as summer approaches

[24 November/ Stuff] Nine new infestations of the myrtle rust disease have been found in Taranaki during the past two weeks, bringing the total number of infected sites in the region to 82 since the disease was first detected in May. Ministry for Primary Industries Incident Controller, Catherine Duthie said six of the nine new...

Rise in Taranaki groundwater nitrate levels coincide with increased dairying

[18 October/Stuff] A Taranaki Regional Council report has confirmed that the rise in dairy production in the region over the past five years has seen a corresponding increase in the groundwater nitrate levels. Overall analysis of groundwater showed nitrate concentrations in Taranaki were low. The council analysed more than 530 water samples from 35 shallow...