News Roundup - 7 April

07 Apr 2021
Regional council given grant to investigate Hawke's Bay water storage option
After Hawke’s Bay last year faced one of its worst droughts since the 1980s, its regional council has been given a grant to investigate a water storage option.

Christchurch notches up driest March in 12 years
Christchurch has just experienced its driest March in 12 years, as parts of Canterbury continue to bask in warm temperatures.

Plant Production Young Achiever Competition Back For 2021
NZ Plant Producers is very pleased to announce that the Young Achiever of the Year competition is back for 2021.

NZ Local Hero of the Year recognised for replanting and nursery development
In 2015 Shannon Te Huia established Pūniu River Care, an iwi-based initiative that aims to improve water quality and biodiversity by planting trees along the banks of the 60-kilometre-long Pūniu River in Waikato.

Mayor calls on government to give MIQ spots to RSE workers

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan is calling on the government to offer some of the available MIQ spaces to foreign workers.

Govt requested to rethink position on Glyphosate use after honey rejection

Apiculture New Zealand has asked the Agriculture Minister to support a national discussion on Glyphosate use, saying international consumers are becoming more concerned about chemical residues in their food.

Productivity, money and wealth - not all the same
Despite New Zealand's relatively good GDP growth over time, our productivity growth has lagged: since 1996, when labour productivity first began to be measured, our productivity growth has averaged about 1.4 percent.

Native plants can boost crop yields, new study shows

New research shows fruit and vegetable growers can utilise native bush to increase yields and protect plants from pests.



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