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The Country-Wide team’s investigative series into regenerative agriculture over seven issues of the magazine took out this year’s top award in the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators’ annual journalism awards.
Posted: 27-Nov-2021
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Respected journalist and conservationist, Rosalie Smith of Katikati has donated the carved Rongo Trophy she won in the 1980s to the Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators to be awarded each year to Rongo winners.
Posted: 24-Nov-2021
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A new journalism award designed to recognise the importance of innovation and technology in supporting sustainability and modern regenerative production systems and sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries has been introduced by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators this year.
Posted: 28-Sep-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Thursday 19 August with Dr Jacqueline Rowarth, Adjunct Professor Lincoln University and farmer-elected director of DairyNZ and Ravensdown.
Posted: 08-Aug-2021
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Rural personality and farming advocate Craig ‘Wiggy’ Wiggins was last night announced as the 35th winner of the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award.
Posted: 17-Jun-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Thursday 27 May to hear from Kevin Bryant, CEO of the New Zealand Veterinary Association.
Posted: 25-May-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Thursday 20 May to hear from James Smallwood – Managing Director CRV Oceania and Peter van Elzakker – CRV Product Development and Product Manager Oceania about the work of CRV.
Posted: 15-May-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Thursday 13 May to hear from Vanessa Winning about the work of IrrigationNZ.
Posted: 11-May-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Friday 7 May with Stephen Cantwell from FMG on managing risk on farm.
Posted: 30-Apr-2021
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Nominations for Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year close on Friday 14 May. This prestigious award recognises and honours people or groups who have made major contributions to the agricultural sector by communicating relevant and important information to the sector or about the sector.
Posted: 15-Apr-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators hosts a series of sessions with experts across our field. Join us on Thursday 29 April to hear from Ravensdown's Chief Scientific Officer and GM of Innovation & Strategy about latest innovations and emerging practice.
Posted: 13-Apr-2021
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators is hosting a series of sessions with experts across our field. Starting on Thursday 15 April, our first session is with Alison Stewart, CEO of the Foundation for Arable Research on Everything you need to know about the arable sector in one easy lesson!
Posted: 08-Apr-2021
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In December we surveyed members, supporters and sponsors about what we can do to improve our services. We're pleased to release a summary report.
Posted: 17-Jan-2021
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A six-part series about a Martinborough winemaker took out this year’s top award...
Posted: 17-Oct-2020
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators is hosting a series of sessions with experts across our field. This Thursday’s session is with Sam Tennent from DairyNZ on dairy cow repro parameters.
Posted: 21-Sep-2020
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NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators is hosting a series of sessions with experts across our field. This Thursday’s session is with Kay Spencer from Blue Chilli on how to shoot videos on your phone.
Posted: 01-Sep-2020
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A new award designed to recognise excellence in a communications campaign across the primary sector has been introduced by the NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicator this year.
Posted: 25-Aug-2020
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Watch the recording of the Lunchtime Briefing with Blake Holgate, Rabobank Rural Manager, Sustainable Farms Systems
Posted: 13-Aug-2020
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Lunchtime Briefing, midday Thursday 9 July with Andrew Hoggard, newly elected President of Federated Farmers
Posted: 06-Jul-2020
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Lunchtime Briefing, midday Thursday 11 June with Tim Mackle, Chief Executive of DairyNZ
Posted: 08-Jun-2020
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Lunchtime Briefing, midday Thursday 21 May with Innes Moffat, CEO of Deer Industry New Zealand
Posted: 29-May-2020
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Lunchtime Briefing, midday Thursday 21 May with Sam McIvor, Chief Executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Posted: 19-May-2020
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Lunchtime Briefing, midday Thursday 14 May with Katie Milne, President of Federated Farmers
Posted: 08-May-2020
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The Guild is hosting the first of a series of briefing sessions on Thursday 7 May at midday via Zoom.
Posted: 04-May-2020
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A three-part series by the Country-Wide team looking at the impact of carbon forestry, took out this year’s top award...
Posted: 21-Oct-2019
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Long-time Country Life presenter, Susan Murray, is this year’s Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year.
Posted: 14-Jun-2019
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A joint entry by two experienced NZ agricultural journalists took out this year’s top award ...
Posted: 07-Oct-2018
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Former Radio New Zealand agriculture reporter, Alexa Cook has won a top international ag journalism award.
Posted: 12-Jul-2018
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NZ Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen is the 2018 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year.
Posted: 13-Jun-2018
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Stuff's decision to close its nationwide portfolio of farming publications is bad news for the staff affected ...
Posted: 18-May-2018
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