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Seasonal finance essential for farms after SCF receivership

Seasonal finance essential for farms after SCF receivership
Wellington, Aug 31 NZPA - Seasonal finance is the biggest issue for farmers following the announcement that a significant rural lender South Canterbury Finance (SCF) has gone into receivership, Federated Farmers says.

Peter Wilson: Climate Change Threatens Politicians As Well As The Planet

Climate change policy can create endangered species, as Kevin Rudd found out.

Governments worldwide have grappled with various responses to greenhouse gas emissions and Australia's version of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) wasn't much different to ours.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Farm lobby turning blind eye to carbon farmers - critic

Farm lobby turning blind eye to carbon farmers - critic
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - A dairy farmer planning on growing manuka scrub says Federated Farmers lobbyists are mounting a vocal campaign against the farmer accountability for greenhouse gases, but failing to back landowners who want to "farm" carbon credits.

Carter says budget provides "smarter" services for farmers

Carter says budget provides "smarter" services for farmers
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government says it is delivering "smarter services" for biosecurity and the primary sector by providing pragmatic solutions. "Funding has been reallocated to priority areas," Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter said.

Fed Farmers praises Key, says it has written to US senators

Fed Farmers praises Key, says it has written to US senators
Wellington, April 13 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has won praise for pushing New Zealand's trade interests in Washington, with Federated Farmers saying today it was presenting the same arguments to a group of US senators concerned about opening up dairy markets.

Farmers Want More Money For Rural Broadband

Farmers Want More Money For Rural Broadband
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Federated Farmers is backing the Government's plan for rural broadband but says more money is needed. Cabinet has signed off the roll-out and work is expected to start on the infrastructure early next year.

Peter Wilson: Catching Up With Australia - Or Not

When Jenny Shipley was appointed health minister in the previous National government, she confidently told Parliament she would be judged on hospital waiting lists.

This was unwise, because the waiting lists didn't improve and she was indeed judged, loudly and often, by the Labour Party.

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda

Tax Cuts Back On Agenda
Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - A proposal for a land tax has worried farmers and business while a property tax may hit renters in the pocket. The Tax Working Group yesterday released its recommendations to revamp the tax system which it says is broken and needs comprehensive reform.

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