Former Federated Farmers staff member and now FMG’er Angela Hogg took her support for Kiwi farmers to the skies this week, jumping out of a plane in Kerikeri with the ‘eat meat, wear wool’ message firmly front and centre for this photo opportunity. Nice work Ange!
Eight winners of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award are seeking mentors to support them in reaching their personal, business and career goals. The 6-month mentoring programme will start at the beginning on 2021. The Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award was inaugurated in 2012, recognising the success of young Māori making their careers in the agricultural sector. […]
Question time in Parliament yesterday, when in amongst warm fuzzies about the government working with Feds and the Shearing Contractors Association to bring more shearers into the country, is a smart move by Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty to get Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi to confirm he will go to the Golden Shears next year. Watch […]
Two major pieces of legislation have kicked Southland this year…. fresh water & winter grazing legislation. Both rules created havoc in Southland….in the middle of it all was Southland farmer and Federated Farmers vice president Bernadette Hunt. A tough year all around, yet at the Primary Industries awards event Bernadette Hunt vice president of Southland […]
The wool industry is seeking providers for its new $1.8 m pilot training programme – Kaiaka Wool Industry Training NZ. Declining sheep numbers, poor wool prices and Covid border restrictions have combined to create a serious shortage of shearers in New Zealand. NZ Shearing Contractors’ Association chief executive Phil Holden says: “The ratio of shearers […]