Sally Rae

Hazelnut authority visits from Chile

Hazelnut authority visits from Chile

New Zealand hazelnut growers have had an opportunity to hear from leading Chilean hazelnut authority Dr Pablo Grau.

Alpacas responsive, intelligent and easy to love

Alpacas responsive, intelligent and easy to love

Ineke van Neuren admits she fell in love with alpacas.

Water turns valley into 'power house'

Water turns valley into 'power house'

Mention irrigation and dairy farming usually springs to mind. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae explores some of the diversity that irrigation makes possible in North Otago, showing it isn't all about dairy cows.

Alliance does well in a difficult year

Alliance does well in a difficult year

Alliance Group has recorded an operating surplus before pool distributions, non-recurring expenses and tax of $20.7 million for the year to September 30 on turnover of $1.5 billion - down on the previous year's result of $29.6 million on turnover of $1.4 billion.

Saddle cloth found in Dunedin

Saddle cloth found in Dunedin

After a frustrating search for the right textile to manufacture a new horse saddle cloth system, a Waikato couple found just what they were looking for - in Dunedin.

Primary, pastoral production increases tipped

A modest 2% increase in primary production that will support growth in export volumes over the coming year is predicted by the BNZ.

Road to salon success not always rosy

Road to salon success not always rosy

Ask Jaimee Smith the secret to her success in business and the answer is simple - a lot of hard work.

Commitment to innovation recognised

Commitment to innovation recognised

When it comes to quality control, it's hard to beat the Bowan family from South Canterbury.

World-first

Lincoln University student Peter Klaassen has won the first World Young Shepherd Challenge.

Lone Star big and aiming to be the best

Lone Star big and aiming to be the best

Big is good. Being better is best.