Sally Rae

N. Island's day at dairy awards

N. Island's day at dairy awards

North Island entrants enjoyed a clean sweep when the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards were presented in Queenstown on Saturday night.

Brand Perriam gets the village 'humming'

Brand Perriam gets the village 'humming'

The remodelling of the Tarras village was an ambitious experiment involving the development of upmarket stores in a small, rural township, during a recession. Twelve months later, Sally Rae catches up with Christina Perriam - who oversees the bulk of the new businesses - to check on progress.

Palmerston triallist finishes third

Experienced Palmerston dog triallist Lloyd Smithfinished third in the short head and yard at the South Island championships at Hakataramea yesterday.

Fonterra buys land in Brazil

Fonterra is in the final stages of buying land to develop a pilot dairy farm in Brazil, as part of its strategy to establish "best practice" dairy farms in the fast growing economies of Asia and Latin America.

Passion for trials undimmed

Passion for trials undimmed

Geoff Allison has been dog-trialling for more than half a century and his passion for the sport is still as strong as ever.

Ask the CEO, says manager

Invermay-based AgResearch applied biotechnologies general manager Jimmy Suttie yesterday declined to comment on his future after restructuring of the organisation's management.

X-factor apparent in dogs' monikers

X-factor apparent in dogs' monikers

It's all in a name. Forget the usual dog monikers of Bill, Queen and Jess at the South Island sheep dog trial championships - Greg Metherell has been more creative.

All uphill for the contest helpers

All uphill for the contest helpers

"It doesn't get any easier the second time up," Don Smith mused, as he moved sheep up a steep hill at the South Island sheep dog trial championships yesterday.

Nothing like trials to keep this couple happy

Nothing like trials to keep this couple happy

There have been plenty of trials in Maurice and Annie Flood's marriage - dog trials, that is.

Focus of field day meat-goat farming

Focus of field day meat-goat farming

When Boer goats were introduced on Barewood Station four years ago, it would be fair to say a few eyebrows were raised.