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.
If it is good enough for rugby players, then it is good
enough for dog triallists to play indoors.
Prof Frank Griffin describes his lengthy career in animal
science at the University of Otago in his own inimitable way.
"It's going to be fun and it'll work.''
Growing up on a pig farm near Oamaru, David Smith wanted
nothing else but to be a sheep and beef farmer.
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.
Further government funding to support mental health
initiatives in rural communities has been welcomed by the
Otago Rural Support Trust.
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 prices, the biggest contributor to
Fonterra's farm-gate milk price, had their second consecutive
fall in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.
A rise in the New Zealand dollar placed further pressure to
hold previous sale levels at yesterday's South Island wool
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