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Breakthrough genetics looking at cutting nitrogen leaching by 20% in NZ - CRV Ambreed

CRV Ambreed has made a genetic discovery that it anticipates will result in a more sustainable dairy industry and potentially reduce nitrogen leaching on New Zealand farms by 20% within 20 years. In what's thought to be an international first, the dairy herd improvement co...
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Waikato Innovation Park seeks investor to bring $180 million growth vision to life

Waikato Innovation Park, a unique business park that leverages collaboration in the agribusiness industry, is seeking an investor for its property arm to grow the Park to the next level. The Park, which sits on 17 hectares of land in Hamilton, opened in 2004 with the aim of...
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Impressive line-up for Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year 2017

Three of New Zealand's emerging dairy industry leaders are finalists in the sixth annual Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. They are Claire Nicholson from Bay of Plenty, Jessie Chan-Dorman from Canterbury and Jolene Germann from Southland. Claire Nicholson (Ngāti Ru...
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CRV Ambreed announces “best bull team yet” for facial eczema tolerance

Herd improvement company CRV Ambreed has announced what it says is its best bull team ever to breed facial eczema-tolerant cows. New Zealand endured one of the worst facial eczema (FE) seasons in years in 2016 when spore counts ballooned in the North Island and parts of the...
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Rugged, rural fellas wanted for 2017 Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year

Are you a gallant rural gent who is more at home behind the wheel of a tractor than in the backseat of an UBER? Then you might just have what it takes to be the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays' Rural Bachelor of the Year. Eight finalists will be selected for the po...
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NZ’s Dairy Solutionz launches heat-tolerant breed in US

New Zealand's Dairy Solutionz has launched its KiwipoleTM breed at the Tulare World Ag Expo event in California, in partnership with STGenetics. Slick Pathos, Slick Eros and his brother Slick Himeros are believed to be the world's first homozygous slick dairy type bulls ava...
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$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. The programme, known as BetaMe, was developed by software company Melon Health. Pi...
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More than $6000 available to local community groups this March

Local electricity retailer, King Country Energy has announced it has more than $6000 worth of funding available for community groups within its operating area this month. The funding is part of the $20,000 that KCE makes available every year via it's Heartland Community...
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Waikato businesses report strong growth and finances, despite dairy downturn

Despite the downturn in the dairy industry, businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park have reported strong growth and financial results. In the Park's annual tenant survey results released earlier this month, the gross turnover of all Park tenants in 2016 was more tha...
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An ethical PR world?

By Monica Helbano, PR student and HMC Intern Can public relations really be practiced ethically? Having studied public relations alongside opinionated students for the past three years, I've heard quite a mixed bag of thoughts. The world of PR has evolved considerably in ...
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