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  • In this week’s Change Maker show of Sarah’s Country:

    How is New Zealand’s horticulture technology placed internationally and what are some of the major scientific challenges technology can help solve into the future?

    PlantTech Research Director Ian Yule explains.

    Jars of NZ-made honey with a unique manuka factor (UMF) of 33 have been selling for almost $5000 in the UK. True Honey Chief Executive, Jim McMillan, shares why it’s some of the highest valued Manuka honey ever produced.

    NZ farmers are continuing to look for ways to ensure the environmental, economic and social wellbeing of their communities. Taranaki Catchment Communities Chair, Donna Cram, shares how they are making a difference.

    Consumer habits have changed due to covid-19, with a focus increasingly on buying local, so how can NZ exporters to the US compete against this trend?

    Green Purse Chief Executive, Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos, explains what US consumers’ perception of NZ is post-covid.

    To watch to the full-length show and to contact the show, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s Change Maker show of Sarah’s Country, Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos from Green Purse explains what the US consumers’ perception of NZ is post-covid, and what NZ food and fibre brands are taking advantage of e-commerce.

    Consumer habits have changed due to covid-19, with a focus increasingly on buying local, so how can NZ exporters to the US compete against this trend?

    For more information on Green Purse, visit their website: https://www.greenpursepr.com/

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s Change Maker show of Sarah’s Country, Jim McMillan from The True Honey Co shares why jars of NZ-made honey are some of the highest valued Manuka honey ever produced.

    230g gram jars of NZ-made honey with a unique manuka factor (UMF) of 33 have been selling for almost $5,000 in the UK.

    With only 200 jars available, The True Honey Co’s range of high-quality Manuka honey has been snapped up by Harrods in London.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/sweet-deal-manuka-honey-sells-for-5k-a-jar

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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    Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with Farmers Weekly - New Zealand’s most trusted source of agri-journalism - www.farmersweekly.co.nz

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  • As part of this week’s Change Maker show of Sarah’s Country, Donna Cram from Taranaki Catchment Communities shares how NZ farmers are making a difference to ensure the environmental, economic and social wellbeing of their communities.

    For generations, farming and primary production have been key pillars of the Taranaki economy, with a thriving and diverse rural sector that sustains over 10,000 jobs.

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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    Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with Farmers Weekly - New Zealand’s most trusted source of agri-journalism - www.farmersweekly.co.nz

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  • As part of this week’s Change Maker show of Sarah’s Country, Dr Ian Yule from PlantTech explains how New Zealand’s horticulture technology is placed internationally and some of the major scientific challenges technology can help solve into the future.

    As a speaker at E Tipu 2021: The Boma NZ Summit, Ian will explain how the NZ-based research and development organisation is specialising in cutting-edge artificial intelligence solutions to produce a competitive advantage for growers.

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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    Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with Farmers Weekly - New Zealand’s most trusted source of agri-journalism - www.farmersweekly.co.nz

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  • As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Mark Cameron from the ACT Party discusses the issues and implications around the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

    The Bill clearly aims to put an end to farming in the high-country, and farmers are facing one of the biggest battles of their lifetime as the reform Bill is proving the best chance of casting aside pastoral farming rights over the environment.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/pastoral-farming-rights-at-risk

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • In this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country:

    One government policy amendment making headlines is the future of the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, which has submissions before Parliament at the moment.

    Joining Sarah to discuss the issues and implications around the Bill are featured guests Environment Canterbury councillor Ian Mackenzie and ACT Party rural spokesperson Mark Cameron. On the panel, we have Kate Cocks of Mt Nicholas Station and Glenmore Station’s Emily Murray.

    To watch to the full-length show and to contact the show, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Kate Cocks of Mt Nicholas Station and Glenmore Station’s Emily Murray discuss the issues and implications around the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

    Changes proposed in the Bill threaten the viability of high-country farming for pastoral lessees.

    The Bill proposes to amend the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 and the Land Act 1948, to end tenure review and redesign the regulatory system to deliver improved Crown pastoral outcomes.

    But farmers say the Bill is poorly drafted, placing unreasonable limitations on day-to-day farming activities for pastoral leaseholders.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/concern-over-proposed-land-reform-changes

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Environment Canterbury councillor Ian Mackenzie discusses the issues and implications around the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill.

    The Bill clearly aims to put an end to farming in the high-country, and farmers are facing one of the biggest battles of their lifetime as the reform Bill is proving the best chance of casting aside pastoral farming rights over the environment.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/pastoral-farming-rights-at-risk

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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    Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with Farmers Weekly - New Zealand’s most trusted source of agri-journalism - www.farmersweekly.co.nz

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  • In this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country:

    In light of concerns over ACC subsidy for quad bike roll-over protection, Motor Industry Association chair Simon Meade gives his opinion and insights around providing a subsidy on a non-regulated standard.

    Pip Cameron shares her frustrations on country school buses with no seatbelts, saying it’s a fatal accident waiting to happen.

    RuralWeather’s Phil Duncan provides an outlook on showers for Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Coromandel, through to eastern Northland.

    Following the Government deferring winter grazing rules for another 12 months, National Party agriculture spokesperson David Bennett explains why Minister David Parker had no choice but to defer the regulations.

    To watch to the full-length show and to contact the show, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, David Bennett from the National Party explains why Minister David Parker had no choice but to defer the winter grazing rules for another 12 months.

    Primary industry groups have welcomed the Government’s decision to defer proposed intensive winter grazing (IWG) regulations for a year and instead rely on farm plans to help deliver the changes in farming practices sought.

    Environment Minister David Parker says the decision was made after the farming sector agreed to make immediate improvements to intensive winter grazing practices for the coming season and in return the Government has deferred regulations until May 2022.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/winter-grazing-rules-on-hold

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Phil Duncan from Rural Weather provides an outlook on showers for Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne and Coromandel, through to eastern Northland.

    An anticyclone lies over the South Island at the moment, while a south to south-easterly airflow is moving around with high flows over the North Island.

    For your local hourly or 10-day forecast, visit www.ruralweather.co.nz

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Waitaki Valley resident Philippa Cameron shares her frustrations on country school buses with no seatbelts, saying it’s a fatal accident waiting to happen.

    After letters to the Prime Minister, Transport Minister and her local MP, Philippa has only received generic replies back saying that there's not much they can do about it.

    To read more on this topic, visit: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300252508/mother-calls-for-seatbelts-on-school-buses-after-multiple-crashes?fbclid=IwAR2aME8qRP0s5tbtD4Kwdx0LOavfoFpjfP-nnfB26jgrSkxgACZY1MoXIb4

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Simon Meade from the Motor Industry Association gives his opinion and insights around providing a subsidy on a non-regulated standard in light of concerns over ACC subsidy for quad bike roll-over protection.

    Of the 154 deaths on New Zealand farms between 2011 and 2018, quad bikes accounted for 25% of them. Following ACC receiving 822 claims for quad bike injuries, costing $5.7 million, they are now subsidising the cost of crash protection such as roll bars on quad bikes.

    But will the roll bars save lives or are farmers crashing due to diminished wellbeing and fatigue?

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/quad-safety-gets-acc-support

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • In this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country:

    Clevedon Buffalo founder Helen Dorresteyn shares what it's like owning and operating a buffalo farm.

    We also delve into the world’s first solution for verifying regenerative meat, dairy and wool. US-based Land to Market Programme Manager, Chris Kerston, explains.

    There’s a new discovery that may give honey bees a fighting chance against varroa mites. Emeritus Professor Alison Mercer explains.

    Finally, meeting environmental challenges and supporting each other through change will top their AGM agenda, Dairy Environment Leaders chair Melissa Slattery has more.

    To watch to the full-length show and to contact the show, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Melissa Slattery from Dairy Environment Leaders discusses how rising to meet environmental challenges and supporting each other through change will top the agenda when Dairy Environment Leaders meet in Wellington for their annual forum today.

    Dairy Environment Leaders are leading farmers from across the country, who work with other farmers, their communities and decision-makers to drive positive change.

    Dairy Environment Leaders Chair, Melissa Slattery, says the forum is timely as the sector responds to climate change and water quality regulations, and farmers are supported with profitable and sustainable practices.

    To watch the interview, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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  • As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Alison Mercer from Otago University Department of Zoology explains a new discovery that may give honey bees a fighting chance against varroa mites.

    Scientists have identified naturally occurring compounds which induces a cleaning response among some worker bees, killing juvenile varroa mites.

    The University of Otago researchers are now looking at how to replicate the six relevant compounds they have discovered, and a way to deliver them to hives from which beekeepers can selectively breed bees that have this trait.

    To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/view/bees-get-a-fighting-chance

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  • As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Chris Kerston from the Land to Market programme gives a valuable perspective of how regenerative agriculture is growing in demand from consumers and how their programme is capturing value for their farmers and ranchers.

    In a new standard for verifying land health to the consumer that has been developed in collaboration with leading scientists and researchers around the world, the Savory Institute is using a soil and landscape assessment methodology that tracks outcomes in soil health, biodiversity and ecosystem function.

    To read more on the Land to Market programme, visit: https://savory.global/land-to-market/

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  • As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Helen Dorresteyn from Clevedon Buffalo shares what it's like owning and operating a buffalo farm.

    They were the first to farm riverine buffalo in New Zealand, providing artisan award-winning fresh buffalo mozzarella, bocconcini, ricotta, yoghurt and marinated buffalo cheese.

    Richard and Helen Dorresteyn own and operate 200-head buffalo farm just south of Auckland on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf, with their brand Clevedon Buffalo Co taking home gold medals at New Zealand’s national cheese and artisan awards.

    To find out more about Clevedon Buffalo, visit their website: https://www.clevedonbuffalo.co.nz

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  • In this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country:

    “The future of food isn’t waiting for decades or even years ahead of us, the future is already here” - Jack Keeys.

    How can New Zealand continue to remain a global leader in food production, as well as making the consumer feel connected to where our food comes from? On the Opinion Maker show, food industry leaders put into perspective where NZ is positioned in the future of food.

    Featured guests include KMPG Insights analyst Jack Keeys and NZX head of analytics Julia Jones.

    Joining the panel is Leaft Food general manager Ross Milne and Food HQ business development manager Amos Palfreyman.

    To watch to the full-length show and to contact the show, visit www.sarahscountry.com

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