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November 16, 2018

Sustainable students – ‘a win-win operation’

Brian and Pirkko Gallagher are passionate about sustainable farming. Not because they have to be – because they want to be and know it’s the right thing to do.

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November 14, 2018

Using collaborative science to unlock our potential

Enhancing the production and productivity of New Zealand’s primary sector, while maintaining and improving the quality of the country’s land and water for future generations. That’s the mission of the ‘Our Land and Water’ National Science Challenge.

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November 13, 2018

Fonterra farmers open their gates

More than 8,400 people visited 16 Fonterra farms throughout New Zealand on Sunday 11 November to learn about how our farmers work hard to care for their animals, while protecting the waterways and environment.

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November 07, 2018

Moo2Shampoo - one year on

It’s been a year since Anchor™ Light Proof™ bottles began turning up in SKYCITY hotel rooms, disguised as shampoo, conditioner and body lotion bottles. Fonterra’s partnership with SKYCITY shows what’s possible when businesses work together.

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October 30, 2018

What role does agriculture play in climate change?

For many, agriculture and its emissions are an easy target in the debate about how the country can meet its obligations to the Paris Agreement.

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October 26, 2018

Protecting a Taranaki treasure

It’s a beautiful thing when farmers and the community come together and join forces to restore a local jewel of the environment, providing a home for hundreds of native plants and threatened wildlife.

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October 18, 2018

Transforming a ‘nasty little wet farm’ into an award winner

When you talk to Matamata dairy farmers Rod and Sandra McKinnon about environmental sustainability it’s easy to understand why the couple won the 2017/18 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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September 27, 2018

Collaboration will deliver better outcome than one size fits all regulation

Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s International's Global Head of Agribusiness based in Auckland, New Zealand, discusses the challenges and opportunities for NZ’s ‘producers’.

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September 10, 2018

Turning on the technology tap to protect water

Twenty-one farms left reeling after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake have recently been kitted out with some new technology - part of a programme designed to get their farms back to the same, if not better, state than they were before the big shake.

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