Fitzsimons claimed today that Glencoal had backed off plans for a mine in Mangatangi despite having gained consent from the Waikato District Council and Waikato Regional Council in late 2013.
"Right now we have 23 infected herds on the West Coast. Whilst that number doesn't sound large it is 80% of the infected dairy herds in NZ sitting on the West Coast" Rod Quin
Wilson told dairy farmers at a Federated Farmers Dairy Council meeting in Taupo that he was pleased with the uplift in whole milk powder.
"While this result has given upward momentum to dairy markets, farmers still have to deal with drought, slowing production growth and the accompanying lower farm revenues in the short term"