Sally Rae

Pork's prospects excite new president

Pork's prospects excite new president

Newly elected New Zealand Pork chairman Ian Carter is keen to see better promotion of the pork industry to all New Zealanders.

Monitoring merinos by GPS

A project looking at the impacts of high country sheep farming on biodiversity is proving fascinating for those involved.

Quick go the shears at fundraiser

A speed-shearing event at Clarks Junction next Saturday has a two-fold purpose - to bring the community together and to raise money for Lee Stream School.

Future is bright for Ecobulbs

Future is bright for Ecobulbs

Since Ecobulbs were launched in October 2004, more than half the homes in New Zealand have bought the innovative light bulb, the brainchild of Christchurch-based company Energy Mad. Now the company is moving into the next phase of its growth, as Sally Rae reports.

Fonterra to cut organic suppliers by 50%

Fonterra's decision to halve the number of organic farmer suppliers in the North Island because of financial losses in the organics market has been described as a "bolt out of the blue".

Wool Holdings weak point in good result for Cavalier

Cavalier Wool Holdings, which is trying to buy the wool-scouring assets of New Zealand Wool Services International, has had a "very subdued year".

Willowbank whisky launch after 24 years

Willowbank whisky launch after 24 years

A single malt whisky distilled in Dunedin in 1987 - the same year the All Blacks won the inaugural Rugby World Cup - has been released to coincide with this year's World Cup.

Tour of UK proud time for shearer

Tour of UK proud time for shearer

Managing the New Zealand shearing team on its recent UK tour was a proud occasion for veteran South Otago shearer Bruce Walker.

Cow pacifier benefits worth rising early to crow about

Cow pacifier benefits worth rising early to crow about

Some mornings, John Brown gets up at 5am to head out to North Otago dairy farms to demonstrate a tool to calm cattle.

First intake passes leadership scheme

First intake passes leadership scheme

Christine Angland encourages other women to become involved with the Agri-Women's Development Trust's Escalator course.