Sally Rae

Labour's proposal 'politics of envy'

Labour's proposal 'politics of envy'

Bringing agriculture into the emissions trading scheme in 2013, as Labour proposed, would be "economic suicide", Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter says.

Decision on Cavalier bid 'staggering'

Decision on Cavalier bid 'staggering'

Many in the wool industry are "absolutely staggered" by the Commerce Commission's decision to grant authorisation to Cavalier Wool Holdings to make an offer for New Zealand Wool Services International's wool scouring assets, WSI chairman Derek Kirke said yesterday.

Whole lot of horse sense at White Robe Lodge

Whole lot of horse sense at White Robe Lodge

Breeding and training horses is more than just a business for the Anderton family - it is a passion.

Oturehua team second

Oturehua triallist Glen Tomlinson and his dog Tune finished second in the NewZealand zigzag hunt final at the North Island and New Zealand sheep dog trial championships at Masterton yesterday.

Cattle export ban: eye on Indonesia

Cattle export ban: eye on Indonesia

New Zealand's meat industry is keeping a close watch on the situation in Indonesia after Australia suspended live cattle exports because of concerns over animal cruelty.

Call for discussion of GM

New Zealand's agriculture industry could be left behind if the country is not open to discussing the issue of genetically modified technology, industry leaders believe.

Dairy farmers warned over effluent

Dairy farmers warned over effluent

Non-complying dairy farmers in Southland might have been told to clean up their act - but the message does not appear to have got through.

Water: new gold in North Otago

Water: new gold in North Otago

"Irrigation really is the future" - that is the message from North Otago Irrigation Company chief executive Robyn Wells as the company plans for the second stage of its scheme.

Contest winners entered to learn

Contest winners entered to learn

It's all about teamwork for New Zealand ewe hogget competition winners Phill Hunt and Lizzie Carruthers.

Women are 'half the equation'

Women are 'half the equation'

There have been changes in personnel at Federated Farmers branches across the country after recent annual meetings. Sally Rae catches up with newly elected Otago junior vice-president Eloise Neeley and North Otago president Richard Strowger.