Sally Rae

Kiwibank performance key to NZ Post's better result

Kiwibank performance key to  NZ Post's better result

New Zealand Post has delivered an operating profit of $130 million for the six months ended December, boosted by Kiwibank's performance and the sale of an Australian-based courier company.

Fonterra forecast tipped to rise

Fonterra forecast tipped to rise

Fonterra is tipped to raise its milk price forecast on Thursday, following an improvement in dairy prices.

Launch of Safer Farms initiative

''If you're in a wheelchair, it's really, really hard to keep farming.''

Arm broken by battling bulls

Arm broken by battling bulls

Until two weeks ago, Table Hill stock manager Stefanie Panko had never taken a sick day.

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff Crutchley.

Dealing with drought stress

Dealing with drought stress

Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.

Silver Ferns governance explained

Silver Ferns governance explained

A ''significant investment'' is being made in the future of Silver Fern Farms' governance, with governors of the future being identified and developed, chairman Rob Hewett says.

Big-sky country

Big-sky country

Generations of Maniototo farming families have headed for the hills each summer, moving their sheep into the mountains for summer grazing. The importance of having access to that land has been highlighted by the drought conditions being experienced in Otago, as Sally Rae reports.

First trip out into hills etched into memeory

First trip out into hills etched into memeory

Jock Scott can clearly recall his first trip out into the hills of the Mt Ida Syndicate when he was 11.

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

The countdown is on for Shear For Life.