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Pāmu Farms of New Zealand is the brand name for Landcorp Farming Limited. Pāmu stands for best practice in sustainable and safe farming, and for the unique provenance of New Zealand foods, nutrition products and fibre on global markets.

We chose the Māori word ‘Pāmu’ not just for its literal meaning ‘to farm’ but also to reflect the Māori concept of guardianship of the environment (kaitiakitanga).

Pāmu strives to be a leader in New Zealand agriculture, carefully creating natural products of high quality.

Open Day invites locals to Pamu's Duncraigen Farm in Te Anau

Open Day invites locals to Pamu's Duncraigen Farm in Te Anau

Pāmu is opening up the farm gates of Duncraigen Farm to locals in early December.

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Hope blooms for rare kākābeak

Hope blooms for rare kākābeak

The discovery of new wild specimens of the incredibly rare ngutukākā/kākābeak has sparked new hope for the species.

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Pamu commits to significant reductions in the effects of winter grazing by 2023

Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) has committed to significant reductions in the effects of intensive winter grazing (IWG) over the next three years, that will see nil winter crop on many of the company’s properties.

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Pamu performs solidly despite Covid overhang; declares strong operating profit and dividend

Landcorp Farming Limited (Pāmu) has delivered a strong performance for the year ended 30 June 2020, achieving EBITDAR of $65 Million.

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Pamu announces new GM Sustainability and Farming Systems

Pāmu has appointed Lisa Martin to the executive leadership team in the newly created role of General Manager, Sustainability and Farming Systems.

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Less mess thanks to smart apps

Getting the delicate balance between grazing a winter crop and minimising soil disturbance was given much greater attention last winter as Southland farmers became the focus of an anti-wintering campaign. Pāmu staff were among those taking notice. Innovation, technology and environment general manager Rob Ford spoke to Richard Rennie about using digital technology to reduce the messy footprint of winter grazing.

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New director appointed to Pāmu board

New director appointed to Pāmu board

Landcorp Farming Ltd’s (Pāmu) shareholding ministers have made a new appointment to the board.

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New People and Safety GM joins Pāmu

New People and Safety GM joins Pāmu

Pāmu has appointed Bernadette Kelly as the General Manager of People, Safety and Wellbeing.

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Changing of the guard at Pāmu’s Environment Reference Group

Pāmu’s Environment Reference Group (ERG) is seeing a changing of the guard, with three members stepping down, and four new members joining the group.

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A plan for looking after ‘New Zealand’s farm’ released

A plan for looking after ‘New Zealand’s farm’ released

Pāmu (formerly Landcorp) has released a farm environment plan for New Zealand’s largest farm, which brings together all the values associated with farming in Molesworth into the future.

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Landcorp Farming Limited Continuous Disclosure Statement year end 2020

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Chef wins nationwide competition with deer milk ice cream

Chef wins nationwide competition with deer milk ice cream

Three top New Zealand chefs went head to head last night [Monday, 16 March] at the finale of the inaugural Pāmu & Cuisine Deer Milk Ice Cream Competition 2020.

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Pamu welcomes major US investment in Ag sector technology

The investment by major United States company Merck and Co in FarmIQ, is an endorsement of the technology that Pāmu has been championing since the inception of the agri-tech company, Pāmu Chief Executive Steven Carden says.

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Pamu makes healthy half year profit; warns impact of coronavirus yet to be felt

Pāmu (Landcorp Farming Limited) made a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $68 million for the half year ended 31 December 2019 compared to NPAT of $29 million for the half year ended 31 December 2018.

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Chefs tasked with creating first NZ deer milk ice cream

While New Zealanders have been enjoying a relaxing summer, in the kitchens of some of New Zealand’s best restaurants the country’s top chefs have been slaving away to create what they hope will be the world’s first award-winning deer milk ice cream. The Pāmu & Cuisine Deer Milk Ice Cream Competition launched this month when some of New Zealand’s best restaurants were invited to create an innovative ice cream dish made out of deer milk produced in a small farm in Gore.

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New Pamu policy will save kiwis lives

New Pamu policy will save kiwis lives

Pāmu has introduced a programme on its Northland farms to ensure that kiwi are protected from farm dogs.

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Pamu revises full year financial result

Pamu revises full year financial result

Pāmu has revised its full year EBITDAR (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Revaluations) forecast to between $73 million and $78 million. This compares to the previous forecast of $61 million.

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Landcorp Farming Limited Continuous Disclosure Statement year end 2020

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Historic Molesworth homestead reopened following Kaikoura earthquake

Historic Molesworth homestead reopened following Kaikoura earthquake

The historic Molesworth Homestead was formally reopened by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today, after an extensive rebuild following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

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Landcorp Farming Limited - Continous Disclosure Year End 2019

Full-year results for announcement to the market - 30 August 2019

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Pamu meets EBITDAR forecast

Pamu meets EBITDAR forecast

Landcorp Farming Limited (Pāmu) achieved EBITDAR (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and revaluations) of $34 million for the year ended 30 June 2019, after a marked slowdown in milk production due to dry weather during late summer and autumn. The result compared with EBITDAR of $48 million in 2017/18. The company has declared a special dividend of $5 million, supported by the one off gain made on the sale of the company’s shares in Westland Dairy Cooperative.

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New director appointed to Pamu Board

Landcorp Farming Ltd’s (Pāmu) shareholding ministers have made a new appointment to the board. Jo Davidson will join the board from 1 September. Ms Davidson has had a successful senior executive career delivering profitable growth across a range of competitive industry sectors. She has been a business consultant since 2011, specialising in marketing led transformational change projects for companies such as Tegel, DB, HJ Heinz SA, and GreenMount Foods where she was CEO.

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Pamu commits to wool insulation in housing stock - first installation completed in Canterbury

Pāmu has committed to upgrading the insulation in its South Island farmhouses and all new house stock with insulation produced with recycled wool.

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Pamu deer milk cosmetics goes on sale in Korea

Pamu deer milk cosmetics goes on sale in Korea

Pāmu Deer Milk is on sale in Korea as the key active ingredient in a range of cosmetics marketed by Yuhan Corporation, South Korea’s top pharmaceutical company. This is the first time New Zealand deer milk has been sold for use in the Asian beauty industry.

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Landcorp Farming Limited - Continuous Disclosure Statement

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New appointment to Landcorp Board

Landcorp Farming Ltd’s (Pāmu) shareholding ministers have made a new appointment to the board.

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Kepler Farm wins Supreme Award at Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Kepler Farm wins Supreme Award at Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Pamu's Kepler Farm in Te Anau was announced the Regional Supreme Award winner Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards on Thursday night.

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Deer milk on the menu at prestigious Asian Restaurants Awards night

Deer milk on the menu at prestigious Asian Restaurants Awards night

The unique Pāmu Deer Milk featured on the menu at the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, being held at the Wynn in Macau, early morning on Wednesday 27 March, New Zealand time.

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Pamu announces increased profit for half year

Landcorp Farming Limited (known as Pāmu) has declared a net profit after tax of $29 million for the half year ended 31 December 2018. This compares to $21 million for the half year ended 31 December 2017.

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New way of applying fertiliser has potential to benefit the environment

New way of applying fertiliser has potential to benefit the environment

A new guide has been released which will assist farmers and the irrigation industry to adopt the use of fertigation - a new way of applying fertiliser which is likely to reduce nitrogen leaching and save labour on farms.

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Pamu protects 1320 hectares under QEII covenant in Otago

Pamu protects 1320 hectares under QEII covenant in Otago

Pāmu has committed 1320 hectares of land on its Waipori farm in Outram, Otago to permanent protection under a covenant with the QEII National Trust.

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Pamu deer milk enters cosmetic market in South Korea

Pamu deer milk enters cosmetic market in South Korea

Pāmu (Landcorp Faming Limited) will be signing a groundbreaking partnership with South Korea’s top pharmaceutical company Yuhan to supply Pāmu deer milk for its range of cosmetic products. This is the first time New Zealand deer milk has been sold for use in the beauty industry.

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Pamu proud to provide wool for world's first woollen surf board

Pamu proud to provide wool for world's first woollen surf board

Surfboard’s made of wool are the next front in securing wool’s long term future for New Zealand’s agricultural sector.

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Statement on Pamu's Tax Working Group submission

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Pamu invest in spray drying facility to help grow specialty milk market

Pamu invest in spray drying facility to help grow specialty milk market

Pāmu has taken a 35 percent stake in a specialist spray drying facility to be built at the Innovation Waikato Park, in Hamilton.

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New members of Pamu Environmental Reference Group announced

New members of Pamu Environmental Reference Group announced

Pāmu has named three new members to its Environment Reference Group (ERG). Clean water researcher Marnie Prickett, Forest and Bird’s Annabeth Cohen and earth systems scientist and mātauranga Māori specialist Dr Daniel Hikuroa have joined the ERG, replacing Dave Maslan and Angus Robson, who are retiring from the group.

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Pamu deer milk wins novel food award at NZ Food Awards

Pamu deer milk wins novel food award at NZ Food Awards

Pāmu is excited to announce its success at the prestigious Massey University New Zealand Food Awards, taking home the Novel Food or Beverage Award for its groundbreaking deer milk product.

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Pamu donates $10,000 to IHC

Pāmu has made a ten thousand dollar donation to IHC to support its Calf and Rural Scheme.

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Pamu releases first Integrated Report - returns to paying a dividend

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp) has released its first truly integrated Annual Report for 2018 today.

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Vodafone provides reliable internet to 125 Pamu farms

Vodafone provides improved internet connectivity to over 300,000ha of farmland, allowing New Zealand's largest pastoral farming company to run its business more efficiently.

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Deer milk hits the spot as finalist in NZ Foods Awards

Deer milk hits the spot as finalist in NZ Foods Awards

Pāmu’s deer milk is on the awards stage again with today’s announcement that it is a finalist in two categories in this year’s New Zealand Food Awards.

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Pamu lifts operating profits despite challenging climatic conditions

Pamu lifts operating profits despite challenging climatic conditions

Pāmu (Landcorp Faming Limited) has announced EBITDAR (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Revaluations) of $48.5 million for the year ended 30 June 2018 (FY18), up $12.9 million (36 percent) from the previous year. Net profit after tax was $34.2 million a reduction of $17.7 million (34 percent) largely due to lower gains from biological assets (forestry and livestock) and a higher tax expense.

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Frankie goes to Wellywood - and Deer Milk stars in the show

Frankie goes to Wellywood - and Deer Milk stars in the show

Deer Milk was up in lights last night at the first of three special evenings that chef Frank Camorra from Melbourne restaurant MoVida is presenting in conjunction with Wellington restaurant Logan Brown and Visa Wellington on a Plate.

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Common ground - Forest & Bird and Pamu announce new collaboration

Common ground - Forest & Bird and Pamu announce new collaboration

The heads of New Zealand's largest conservation organisation and largest farming group have agreed to work together to promote best environmental practice in New Zealand's farming sector.

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NZ wool insulating US high performance homes

NZ wool insulating US high performance homes

A New Zealand partnership has secured wool supply to US company Havelock Wool. Pāmu Farms of New Zealand and The New Zealand Merino Company will supply strong (coarse) wool farmed on Pāmu properties throughout the country for making Havelock Wool’s premium insulation products.

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Pamu updates full year EBITDAR forecast

Landcorp Faming Limited (Pāmu) has released an updated EBITDAR (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Revaluations) forecast for the 2017/18 financial year. Previous advice from Pāmu at the time it released its half-year result was an estimated EBITDAR of between $33 and $38 million for the full year. This has now been revised up to an estimated EBITDAR of between $47 - $52 million.

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Premium Pamu Venison conquering Auckland and the USA

Premium Pamu Venison conquering Auckland and the USA

From The Sugar Club at SkyCity to the Archive Bar and Bistro on Waiheke, premium quality venison from Pāmu in partnership with Duncan Venison and Carve, is livening up the plates of over a dozen restaurants in Auckland and further afield, with more queuing up.

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Chefs rave about Pamu deer milk

Chefs rave about Pamu deer milk

Chef Geoff Scott says it is rare to see excitement among the chef community but when top chefs tasted deer milk for the first time on Monday in Auckland, a buzz was in the air.

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Pamu deer milk wins Innovation Award at Fieldays

Pamu deer milk wins Innovation Award at Fieldays

Pāmu’s (brand name for Landcorp) focus on innovation in the food business has been recognised at the 50th Fieldays, winning the Innovation Grassroots awards, with its ground-breaking deer milk product.

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Groundbreaking trial seeks links to agricultural GHG emissions

It may seem like a long bow to draw, but a groundbreaking trial at Pāmu’s Waikite farm, will test the link between the administration of long-acting drench products in sheep, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Pamu confirms farm infection

Pāmu can confirm that our farm at Rangedale has been declared an infected farm by MPI, following positive test results for Mycoplasma Bovis from animals on the farm.

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New board members announced for Pāmu

New board members announced for Pāmu

Landcorp Farming Ltd’s (Pāmu) shareholding ministers have made three appointments to the board to replace Chairman Traci Houpapa and Directors Nikki Davies-Colley, Pauline Lockett and Eric Roy, whose appointment terms have ended.

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Young agribusiness leader takes out 2018 Zanda McDonald Award

Young agribusiness leader takes out 2018 Zanda McDonald Award

Thomas Macdonald, 24-year-old Business Manager of Spring Sheep Milk Co, has taken out the top honours in the 2018 Zanda McDonald Award.

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Pāmu Releases Half Year Result – good progress despite challenging conditions

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp) has released its half-year result to December 31 2017, which shows the impact of challenging climate conditions. Chief Executive Steven Carden said the half-year profit after tax of $21.9 million was pleasing given a tough spring and summer

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Pāmu pleased	to play role in government forestry programme

Pāmu pleased to play role in government forestry programme

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Pāmu) will plant up 1000 hectares of land in the 2018 winter, as part of the government’s forestry-planting programme.

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Triplets help spread child safety message

Triplets help spread child safety message

The Peacock triplets know a thing or two about keeping safe on their Waitere farm, in the Hawkes Bay. The triplets, Zara, Lily and Henry, are featured in Pāmu’s Kids on Farms safety policy released to all Pāmu farms in December.

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Pāmu Academy brings safety leadership approach to business community

Pāmu Academy today marks the next step in Pāmu Farms of New Zealand’s safety leadership journey. Along with leadership programs, the Pāmu Academy also offers mental wellness programs and is working with industry leaders on the wider issues of critical risks, contractors and competency framework.

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FarmIQ completes capital raising round

Farmlands joins Landcorp Farming Ltd, Silver Fern Farms Joint Ventures Ltd and Veterinary Enterprises Group Ltd as shareholders in FarmIQ Systems Ltd.

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Pāmu ensures	protection of South Island wetlands

Pāmu ensures protection of South Island wetlands

​Pāmu Farms of New Zealand has guaranteed the protection of 1456 hectares of land at its Mt Hamilton Station, near Te Anau, with the establishment of a QEII National Trust Covenant.

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Pāmu Releases Annual Report – shows solid progress in business strategy implementation

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp) has released its Annual Report for 2017, and says ongoing solid trading conditions indicate another profitable year is ahead. Chief Executive Steve Carden said the 2017 net profit after tax of $51.9 million, announced on 31 August, was very pleasing, and reflected the higher returns from milk, beef and venison.

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Pāmu Announces Appointment of Environment Head

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand has announced that Dr Alison Dewes, currently a member of Pāmu’s Environmental Reference Group (ERG), will be joining the company as Head of Environment.

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Pāmu farmers promoted on the world stage

US online retail giant Huckberry have enlisted the help of Pamu Farms of New Zealand Station Managers Graham and Tracey Sinnamon to help promote Glerups shoes, a Scandinavian slipper made from New Zealand wool.

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Landcorp releases 2016/17 financial results

Landcorp has recorded a net profit after tax of $51.9 million on revenue of $233.5 million for the year ended 30 June 2017. This compares to a net profit after tax last year of $11.5 million. Chief executive Steven Carden said the result largely reflects higher returns from milk, beef and venison.

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MOU to give Landcorp's environmental efforts a boost

Landcorp has strengthened its ties with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding today.

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Landcorp releases 2015/16 financial results

Landcorp has recorded a net profit after tax of $11.5 million and a net operating loss of $9.4 million on revenue of $209 million for the year ended 30 June 2016.

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Landcorp farms to stop using PKE

Landcorp announced today that palm kernel expeller (PKE) will not be used on any of its farms from the end of this financial year. Chief executive Steven Carden said that all Landcorp farms would transition to alternative feed supplements by June 2017.

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Pāmu venison launched in New Zealand

Restaurant quality venison is now available for delivery to Kiwi home chefs with the launch of a new product by Duncan Venison NZ and Landcorp.

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Landcorp wool destined for premium Australian carpets

Quality New Zealand wool will feature in upmarket homes and offices across the Tasman after Landcorp and The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) signed a contract to supply wool to Australia’s most exclusive carpet manufacturer - Prestige Carpets.

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Landcorp's strong customer connection leads to land-use change at Wairakei Estate

Landcorp is to revise its land-use programme at Wairakei Estate near Taupo with the aim of lifting both the financial and environmental performance of the farming operation.

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New dairy academy to develop future farming leaders

A dairy academy, aimed at dairy farmers with career aspirations to be Herd or Dairy Production Managers, was opened by industry leaders in the Central Plateau today.

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Landcorp concludes partnership with Shanghai Pengxin

Landcorp announced today it will not renew its sharemilking contract with Shanghai Pengxin Group (SPG) when it concludes at the end of May 2017.

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Landcorp and Northland iwi forge unique farm management partnership

Landcorp Farming and Northland iwi Te Rarawa and Ngai Takoto have joined forces to run Sweetwater farm, a 2480ha property northwest of Kaitaia.

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Expert group supports Landcorp in putting environment first

Landcorp is bringing strong, independent environmental leadership to its management table by establishing an advisory group of environmental experts.

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Landcorp posts 2014/15 annual results

Landcorp has recorded a net operating profit of $4.9 million on revenue of $224.3 million for the year ended 30 June 2015.

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Landcorp joins the crowd to improve environment

Crowdfunding is coming to the aid of New Zealand’s waterways thanks to an innovative environmental initiative supported by Landcorp.

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Swanndri and NZ Merino join forces in new supply deal

Iconic Kiwi clothing company Swanndri has committed to source its wool from The New Zealand Merino Company as it grows its market share domestically and overseas.

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Board appointments to Landcorp

Former Invercargill MP and farmer Eric Roy has been appointed to the board of directors of Landcorp Farming Limited. Landcorp’s acting chairman, Traci Houpapa, has been reappointed to the position fulltime.

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Partnership pays off with wool contract for Danish shoes

The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and Landcorp New Zealand have secured an exclusive deal with Danish footwear firm Glerups to use New Zealand strong wool in its products.

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