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- Advancing sustainable management systems in agriculture and horticulture : SAMsn
Contains a directory of resources available on sustainable management and aids to help develop a sustainable management programme, along with information about existing programmes. Includes documents on programmes.
- AgBrief online
AgBrief is a weekly summary of news in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, with an emphasis on the agribusiness and entrepreneurial approach. AgBrief is made available on an ad hoc basis to Internet users at no charge by e-mail, password-only Internet site or PDF format. A paper copy of AgBrief is available by postal subscription.
- AgResearch : New Zealand's largest Crown research institute
AgResearch does scientific research into pastoral, food processing and textiles industries. Includes information about research in the area of: agriculture, dairy farming, animal health, meat safety, biotechnology, biosecurity, genetics and science education.
- AgResearch NOW
AgResearch NOW is the quarterly publication of the crown research institute Agresearch. It includes information about their major directions and initiatives, as well as covering significant issues in relevant areas of scientific research. All issues are available in full-text.
- Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust : [web site] : AGMARDT
Supports development of New Zealand agribusiness by offering grants, scholarships, fellowships, and financial support for conferences and leadership programmes. Site includes application forms, news, and database of funded projects.
- Agriculture ITO = Rōpū Whakangungu Ahuwhenua Ahumahi
The Agriculture Industry Training Organisation meets the education and training needs of the farming industry and the supply of water and disposal of wastewater industries. Information the organisation and the services it offers, includes access to publications.
- Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability : ARGOS
About ARGOS a Joint venture between the Agribusiness Group, Lincoln University, and the University of Otago, funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and various industry stakeholders. Site has reports, papers, articles, presentations, newsletters and posters online.
Provides information on market data for farmers and businesses involved in buying and selling livestock. Includes information on beef, sheep deer, trends in the market, news and useful resources.
- Agronomy Society of New Zealand
ASNZ is a group of scientists, lecturers, students, agricultural and horticultural advisors, company representatives and farmers with an interest in agronomy. Includes information for the guidance of authors contributing papers for publication by the society. Also includes conference information.
- AgScience : New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science, Inc
About NZIAHS, includes conference details, awards and online discussion forum.
AgScience, published by the New Zealand Institute for Agricultural Science and the New Zealand Society for Horticultural Science, includes news on agriculture and horticulture from around the country, editorials and feature articles by members plus commentaries by government and overseas researchers and consultants. Issues available in full-text.
AgVetLink is a bimonthly publication of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority's Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Group. It provides information relating to the implementation of the agricultural compounds and veterinary medicines legislation. All issues are available in full-text.
Daily and extended weather forecasts by region across NZ and weather maps. Information on NZ crops and diseases, crop protection and spraying conditions by regions.
- Ahuwhenua Trophy : BNZ Māori excellence in farming award
Website includes videos, photos, media releases and general information about the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for Māori farmers.
Explains the processes of developing a sustainable aquaculture industry in New Zealand. Outlines roles of government and public agencies, planning processes, legislation, regional information and Māori development. Includes news and online publications.
- Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Assoc. in N.Z. Inc.
Information about the Association and its work to promote a biodynamic approach to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and animal husbandry as initiated by Rudolf Steiner. Includes details about Demeter certification of food products.
- Biological Husbandry Unit, Lincoln University, NZ
BHU was established in 1976 and in August 2001 was relaunched as the BHU Organics Trust. It is a charitable trust comprising representatives of organisations and farmers involved in organic agriculture and sustainable farming who govern the BHU. Includes information on workshops, grower's calendar, research and information documents in MS Word format.
- BioNews : news from BioGro New Zealand Ltd
BioNews is published by Bio-Gro New Zealand. It updates certifited producers and associated members of the organisation with the latest news and views on New Zealand's organic sector and BioGro's current activities. Issues available in full-text.
Biosecurity Magazine is published by Biosecurity New Zealand, and provides information about the organisation's biosecurity and animal welfare programmes. Issues are available in full-text.
The Bulletin, published by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand), lists applications being processed and the Authority's decisions, as well as other activities under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. All issues are available in full-text.
- Buzzwords-- : including Beekeeping in New Zealand
Introduction to beekeeping via news postings, full text articles and bibliographies (including some about the medicinal properties of manuka honey). Includes information about the varroa outbreak, including a map of infected areas, and the American foulbrood pest.
- Carbon calculator for New Zealand agriculture and horticulture
Farm Carbon Calculator found in the Lincoln University site estimates the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by farming activities in units of carbon dioxcide equal using Life Cycle Assessment.
- Centre for the Study of Agriculture, Food and Environment
CSAFE is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Otago, working across the Humanities and Science Divisions. Research is targeted at the interface between social and environmental sciences. This interface is explored through the dynamics of agricultural sustainability.
- Contacts Unlimited
A New Zealand publishing company that compiles and markets industry specific nationwide trade directories, including the online versions of New Zealand Contacts in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Fishing, and Agevents, a calendar of primary industry events.
- Dairy connection
Dairy Connection is a newsletter published by New Zealand Food Safety Authority that informs key audiences about the issues and developments involved in the regulatory control of dairy products. Produced four times a year in PDF format.
- Dairy InSight : securing and enhancing dairy farming in New Zealand
Organisation which co-ordinates and funds activities beneficial to the dairy industry via a levy on its members: dairy farm owners and sharemilkers. Includes information about the history and structure of the organisation, current projects, how to apply for funding for new projects, and the Annual Report 2002/2003.
- Dairy Women's Network : [web site]
The DWN aims to support, educate and mentor women involved in dairying. Includes details about online networking, conferences, regional meetings, and practical information about dairying.
- DairyNZ education website
Resources for teaches provided by DairyNZ. Educational support and curriculum-aligned resources for teachers using the New Zealand dairy industry as a learning context.
- Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand : [Web site]
EPF represents the commercial egg producers in New Zealand. Includes information about layer hen farming; industry issues; keeping your own hens; and resources for teachers and students.
- FarmNews : NZ's magazine for the successful farmer
Farmnews provides news and information from the New Zealand farming scene. Most information is only available to subscribers. However, the discussion; classified; jobs and real estate pages are free. Links also to Dairy sheep products; New Zealand farming directory; New Zealand Dairy Milk Ltd. and JMC New Zealand.Also available in a print edition.
- Federated Farmers of New Zealand : [web site]
Discusses the history, purpose and the structure of the organisation. Also provides links to regional branches, news, newsletters, rural jobs- a resource for prospective employers and employees and resources such as guides, reports and contract and agreement forms.
- Fert Research : [web site]
Site of the New Zealand Fertiliser Manufacturers' Research Association contains publications, including a newsletter, media releases, booklets and conference proceedings. These cover the work of the organisation, and guidelines and information about nutrient management and fertilier use.
Website of New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays Event, held in June each year on the Mystery Creek. Fieldays has grown to be the largest annual trade expo in New Zealand and one of the largest agricultural expos in the world. The site features: the organisation, competitions, exhibitors, products and services.
New Zealand co-operative dairy company. Includes information about the industry, its history, company products and careers in dairying.
- Golden Shears : the world's premier shearing & wool handling championships
Describes current Golden Shears shearing championships with the programme of events, and how to enter. Includes results of the various competitions from 2004 onwards, images, video clips and a brief history of the event.
- Help Exchange
A free online listing of organic and non-organic host farms, lodges, B&B, backpacker hostels and others who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them in exchange for free meals and accommodation.
- High Country Accord : [web site]
Organisation representing farmers of Crown pastoral land in the South Island of New Zealand. Promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability in the high country, as well as the development of practical access arrangements for the public.
- Immunet : researching for health
Fosters closer collaboration between immunologists at the Dunedin Medical School, Christchurch and Wellington Clinical Schools. Information about research and vaccines, including the New Zealand vaccination schedule. Includes a glossary of New Zealand immunologists and their areas of expertise.
- In touch / AgResearch
In Touch is a regular publication of the crown research institute AgResearch. It covers news about the organisation, including research being carried out by its scientists, and its work with the pastoral, biotechnology and business sectors. All issues are available in full-text.
- Institute of Natural Resources
The mission of the Massey University's Institute of Natural Resources (INR) is: To advance knowledge of biophysical systems and understanding of their management, to enable sustainable production and conservation of natural resources. The web site provides a profile of INR and information on staff, courses and research.
- Journal of organic systems
Journal of Organic Systems (JOS) aims to encourage communication and research on organic agriculture. All issues available in full-text.
- Landcorp Farming Ltd.
Landcorp Farming Limited is a corporate agribusiness and New Zealand's largest farmer. Over 1.5 million stock units of beef cattle, sheep, deer, goats and dairy cows are farmed throughout New Zealand. The web site includes information about staff, the farms, breeding programmes, technology, animal nutrition and marketing. The annual report in also available.
- Lifestyleblock.co.nz : [web site]
Contains articles, resources, and hints for lifestyle farmers. Includes forums, blogs, classifieds, and newsletters.
- MAF Policy technical paper
The Technical Papers are published by MAF Policy, are analytical or expository in nature, and each cover an individual topic relating to an aspect of agricultural policy. Issues are available in full-text.
- Ministry for Primary Industries : [Web site]
Website of the government department responsible for agriculture, forestry, the environment, biosecurity, food safety and fisheries. Includes general information, Government policy information, news, publications and online tools.
- National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand
Information about the association, its branches and membership, as well as news items and notices of interest to beekeepers.
- National Pest Control Agencies
About the work of the agency in co-ordinating vertebrate pest management in New Zealand. Includes resources for people in the industry, publications to download and details of courses available. Archived versions of the site deal with the work of possum control under their former name, National Possum Control Agencies.
- New Zealand agricultural heritage
Agricultural museum at Mystery Creek with a Heritage Village, National Dairy Museum, Fire Museum and other historic information sites. Includes information for teachers and school students, along with blog and diary of events.
- New Zealand Association for Animal Health and Crop Protection : Agcarm
The site of AGCARM includes its history, the organisations it represents, the services it provides to its member organisations, scholarships available and a list of resources it produces, some of which are freely available online, others only for purchase. Its resources include submissions to Government, a newsletter, press releases, articles and brochures.
- New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumers Council Inc. (NZBPCC)
BIO-GRO New Zealand has developed a set of standards for organic production which are internationally recognised and respected. All suppliers of organic product to New Zealand Organics are certified by BIO-GRO, and permitted to use the BIO-GRO trademark. Site lists produce, growers and distributors.
- New Zealand farmers weekly ; Country-wide
Home page of Country-Wide Publications Ltd., publisher of New Zealand Farmers Weekly and Country-Wide. Site includes article archives for New Zealand Farmers Weekly, Country-Wide (Northern and Southern eds.), and other Country-Wide publications. The latest meat price schedule, and an "agri-events" calendar, are also available.
- New Zealand journal of agricultural research : an international journal of temperate and subtropical pastoral science : forage, animals, environment
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research publishes original research papers on all aspects of animal and pastoral science relevant to temperate and subtropical regions. Subject matter includes soil science, fertilisers, insect pests, plant pathology, weeds, forage crops, management systems, and agricultural economics as well as agronomy and animal science. Contents pages and abstracts are available; some issues are available in full-text.
- New Zealand Meat Board
Information about the New Zealand Meat Board's activities to increase the profitability of New Zealand's red meat exports. Includes online annual reports and media releases.
- New Zealand Sheepbreeders' Association
The website outlines the history of the Association, lists the Council members, breeders, sheep breeds, latest news and offers a performance recording service.
- New Zealand Young Farmers
Young Farmers' Clubs are for farmers aged between 15 and 31. The web site includes information on clubs, exchanges and competitions. National and international links are provided.
- NZ Agritech Inc.
New Zealand Agritech Incorporated is a society of New Zealand agricultural technology firms, producing a wide range of products and services to assist the farmer produce more profitably. The strongest feature of New Zealand Agritech companies is the "New Zealand System" of farming based on pasture and grazing. In addition to information about New Zealand Agritech, the web site provides information about products and services, a directory of members, news and links.
- NZ Grassland Association Inc. : [website]
The New Zealand Grassland Association provides a forum for farmers and others to gain the latest information on research findings, farming trends and agricultural problems. The site includes information about the Association and the New Zealand Grassland Trust, including a list of publications for sale. Newsletters are available in PDF format.
- NZ Landcare Trust
Includes information and resources for community groups, publications, a plants and weeds database, and a database of organisations involved in sustainable land management.
Includes a farming directory and links to farming news items.
- NZSAP newsletter
Newsletter of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production (NZSAP). Covers topical events in animal production in New Zealand, as well as news and activities of the Society. Issues available in full-text.
Provides information on job vacancies, contractors, competitions and events for sheep shearers. Profiles the New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association.
- Organic NZ / Soil & Health Association of New Zealand
The homepage of Organic NZ, the magazine of the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand. Site provides contents pages and full text of two selected articles, for each issue. Links to related sites and information are also available.
- Organic Products Exporters of New Zealand : [Web site]
Website of OPENZ, an organization that supports exporters (and potential exporters) of NZ organic produce. Includes a members directory.
OFNZ site outlines organic principles and the practise of organic gardening and farming in New Zealand has links to branch sites.
- Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand : supporting A&P shows and breed societies
Provides a schedule of Agricultural and Pastoral shows in New Zealand together with regional contacts. Includes information about the Royal Show and events, competitions, rules and regulations.
- Rural news
A daily feed of the latest news and information, weather, agri-politics and market prices for the New Zealand rural and agriculture communities. Includes an events calendar and forums.
- Rural Women New Zealand : strengthening rural communities
RNZ is the main forum for the exchange of information on rural health, education, social issues and land issues for rural women and has branches throughout New Zealand. Site includes a directory of members' businesses, publications and calendar of events.
- Save the farms
Website of a lobby group protesting the sale of New Zealand farms to overseas investors. Highlights issues; includes news links and photo gallery.
- SciQuest : access to science and continuing professional development
Gateway to veterinary, animal and agricultural science. Provides free access to tables of content pages for many journals (e.g. New Zealand Veterinary Journal) including past issues. Access to the full text available by subscription or pay per view.
- Small Kiwi farms : your directory of information and resources for small block farmers in New Zealand
Directory of information on farming related resources.
- Tamarillo : fruit for life from New Zealand
Website for growers of Tamarillos in New Zealand. Includes information on events, growing tamarillios, the history of the industry and recipes.
- Taratahi : specialists in land-based education : Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
A rural education centre, offering training in agriculture, forestry and horticulture skills on both a part-time and a full-time basis.
- Training courses for land-based careers
The National Trade Academy provides a range of courses to gain the practical skills and knowledge in agriculture, forestry and horticulture.
- Tussock grassland management information system
Provides information about the ecology and management of the tussock grasslands of New Zealand. Brings together information from many different sources for easy access by land managers, policy makers, researchers and other interested groups.
- Understanding ecolabels and sustainability claims
Directory developed by the New Zealand Government to improve the availability of information about ecolabels and other sustainability indicators of international products, businesses and organisations.
- Waiheke, island of wine
Information about Waiheke Island's climate, soil, geology, grape varieties and local vinyards. Also includes wine related news, events, tourist information and a photo gallery.
- Waikato Honey Research Unit
Part of Biological Sciences of the School of Science and Technology at the University of Waikato. The web pages feature the Honey Research Unit's research activities, and provide information on the nature of honey and its medicinal properties.
- Wellington Beekeepers Association Inc. home page
Has information about the club and its activities including newsletters; reports; stories and classified advertisements. Also has tips and advice and information about diseases and pests.
- WWOOF Aotearoa New Zealand
Information about the Willing Workers on Organic Farms New Zealand programme, including newsletters, listings of hosts, courses and events.
Practical information about pasture-based farming for those who own a 'small farm'.