Posts tagged "Waikato"

Another big costly whole-milk powder plant off Fonterra’s menu

[1 July/NZ Herald] According to Fonterra Chief Operating Officer, Kelvin Wickham, the co-operative is unlikely to need to spend large on another whole milk powder plant for a long time. He confirmed that the Lichfield milk powder dryer was only used over the peak three to four months of the dairy year just ended. He...

Waikato to get new milk powder factory

[27 February/Radio NZ] Synlait is investing $260 million into the development of a new milk powder factory in Waikato. The company said they were buying 28 hectares in Pokeno to build an infant base powder factory, and that they expected the first dryer to produce 40,000 tonnes a year. Synlait’s Chief Executive, John Penno, said...

Rural med school pledge at risk

[6 March/Rural News] The withholding of $4.5 million that was pledged to help set up a Waikato rural medical school was prompted by short-sightedness and political game-playing by the new government. Philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn pledged the gift for a Waikato medical school with the primary focus of community healthcare in high need communities. Mr...

Waikato tea estate brews up a style to rival New York and Milan

[23 February/NZ Herald] The only tea plantation in New Zealand, Zealong Tea Estate, was rated among the world’s top retail designers as a finalist in a European award. The show room area of the Gordonton, Waikato premium tea exporter was a finalist. Zealong General Manager, Gigi Crawford, said it was rewarding to be recognised. They...

Lift in Waikato dairy farm listings as ageing farmers look to exit

[16 November/Stuff] A cold and wet spring has stunted the rural real estate market despite a significant increase in dairy farm listings in Waikato. A quiet winter selling period, tighter bank lending criteria, potential changes to the Overseas Investment Act and appalling North Island weather made showcasing any farms on the market challenging. PGG Wrightson...