Sally Rae

Man on a mission in search of votes

 Man on a mission in search of votes

Seven farmer discussion groups in seven regions of New Zealand in seven days — Ben Allomes is a man on a mission.

Hair clip 'side project' gathers pace

Hair clip 'side project' gathers pace

It's a little ironic when Fiona Johnston says she's not a big wearer of accessories.

Believe it or not, it's a geep (or a shoat)

Believe it or not, it's a geep (or a shoat)

When Taieri farmer Graeme Wallace brought a mob of ewes and lambs in for tailing this week, he thought the wool was being pulled over his eyes.

'Significant milestone' for dairymarket

NZX Dairy Futures describes the achievement of 5000 lots traded as a "significant milestone" in the growth of the global dairy risk management tool.

Cavalier jobs axed as looming economic malaise slashes into sales

The European financial crisis and the high cost of wool are being blamed for carpet maker Cavalier Corporation's significant drop in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.

Scientist's move to city right formula

Scientist's move to city right formula

By moving to Dunedin, internationally renowned scientist Dr Jurian Hoogewerff says he has combined good science with a good lifestyle.

Global wine exports continue growth trend

Global wine exports are continuing along a general growth trend with the exception of South Africa and Australia, as the strength of their domestic currencies dampens demand in export markets.

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Whoever was responsible for the theft of 200 in-lamb merino ewes from Omarama must be caught, Federated Farmers rural security spokesman David Rose said.

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

For young South Canterbury farmer Thomas Gardner, stock-judging competitions combine valuable public speaking skills with being able to handle stock.

Board bid brings skill sets together

Board bid brings skill sets together

From currency trader to Otago farmer, Grant Cochrane has led an interesting life. Now he is looking for another challenge and is seeking election to the board of dairy giant Fonterra, as Sally Rae reports.