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Push to improve rural governance

20 August 2015

Published: Bay of Plenty Times

New Zealand may have some of the most innovative approaches to agribusiness in the world but the sector has a "glaring gap" when it comes to innovation in governance, the New Zealand Institute of Directors says.

Directors fees: The pressure is on

17 August 2015

Published: New Zealand Herald

Just on half the country's directors aren't happy about their pay as workload piles up and more face the axe for poor performance.

Lack of diversity on NZ boards challenged

11 August 2015

Published: Radio New Zealand

The lack of diversity on New Zealand's boards is deterring investors and having a negative impact on bottom-line profits, according to the Institute of Directors.

Mixing style, substance and ambition

03 August 2015

Published: Otago Daily Times

Her fur jacket might usually remain in the wardrobe while she is in the calf shed, but brightly painted fingers dispense milk to hungry charges.

The vivacious businesswoman and mother-of-three recently took part in the Institute of Directors' ''rural governance essential'' course in Invercargill.

The course was designed to give insight into the benefits a board could bring and the fundamental responsibilities of a board and its directors, with the aim of supporting rural businesses in achieving good governance.

Farmers told to give governance a thought

20 July 2015

Published: Radio New Zealand News

The Institute of Directors says more farmers should be putting in place processes to ensure their operations function well now, and can expand and become more profitable over time.