Sally Rae

Earnscleugh orchard best of bunch

McIntosh Orchard, at Earnscleugh, has been named supreme winner of the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Beef and Lamb to work with MIE

Beef and Lamb New Zealand says it will work with Meat Industry Excellence as it develops a more detailed project plan - and one that the industry-good organisation can fund.

Sale volumes on right track

Sale volumes on right track

Rural property prices may have eased slightly but 2013-14 sale volumes are still likely to return to pre-global financial crisis figures for the first time, economists say.

Alliance appoints Stoddart to board

Alliance appoints Stoddart to board

Alliance Group has appointed Auckland businesswoman Vanessa Stoddart as its third independent director.

Energy initiative targets meat, dairy plants

Energy initiative targets meat, dairy plants

Meat and dairy plant operators have been targeted among new energy-efficiency initiatives announced by the Government, aimed at improving business productivity, saving money and reducing carbon emissions.

City lawyer makes magazine 'Hot List'

City lawyer makes magazine 'Hot List'

Dunedin lawyer Sarah Simmers is officially ''hot''.

Making horseshoe among Young Farmers tasks

Making horseshoe among Young Farmers tasks

When Sonja Dobbie entered the North Otago district final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest, she did not expect to do well.

Edendale Nursery sold to large forestry biotech

Edendale Nursery sold to large forestry biotech

Forestry biotech company ArborGen has expanded its stable of nurseries with the acquisition of Edendale Nursery in Southland.

Busy winter ahead for contestant

Busy winter ahead for contestant

Winter is shaping up to be a memorable season for Glenham farmer Dean Rabbidge.

'Morale low, staff scared' at AgResearch

'Morale low, staff scared' at AgResearch

A former AgResearch principal scientist, who resigned over its restructuring plan, says morale is bad and there is a general sense among staff at the organisation of ''being very scared''.