Sally Rae

Vineyards in growth mode

Vineyards in growth mode

New Zealand's vineyard area could expand by as much as 7000ha during the next five years, an almost 20% boost to the present producing area.

Dogs set to go undercover

Dogs set to go undercover

If it is good enough for rugby players, then it is good enough for dog triallists to play indoors.

Retiring prof’s work continues

Retiring prof’s work continues

Prof Frank Griffin describes his lengthy career in animal science at the University of Otago in his own inimitable way.

New entity focuses on profit and environment

"It's going to be fun and it'll work.''

Couple impressed with RMPP programme

Couple impressed with RMPP programme

Growing up on a pig farm near Oamaru, David Smith wanted nothing else but to be a sheep and beef farmer.

People plus food perfect recipe

People plus food perfect recipe

She might have a PhD in art history but Emily Goldthorpe is just as happy serving up fried egg tacos from a truck window on a city street.

New mental health funding welcomed

New mental health funding welcomed

Further government funding to support mental health initiatives in rural communities has been welcomed by the Otago Rural Support Trust.

Growth forecast for primary exports

Growth forecast for primary exports

Primary sector exports are forecast to grow again at 3% for the year to June 2017, with an expectation that global agricultural markets will "turn a corner'' next year.

Whole milk powder falls again

Whole milk powder prices, the biggest contributor to Fonterra's farm-gate milk price, had their second consecutive fall in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

NZ dollar rise puts further pressure on wool prices

A rise in the New Zealand dollar placed further pressure to hold previous sale levels at yesterday's South Island wool sale.