Sally Rae

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.

Clint to ride steers for NZ

Clint to ride steers for NZ

Clint McAughtrie was born to be a cowboy.

Interest in NZ ploughing team

The New Zealand ploughing team - including Clinton ploughman Scott McKenzie - is attracting plenty of media interest before the world championships in Sweden.

Farmer's wife turned designer

Farmer's wife turned designer

When Becs Calder goes to work, she does not have a big commute.

Cheese draws couple south

Cheese draws couple south

It is far from the bustle of Auckland - and the cameras and lights of the MasterChef kitchen - to the quiet, stark beauty of the Mackenzie district.

Passion for high country and painting

Passion for high country and painting

High country artist Norman Sinclair is looking forward to a trip to the Waitaki Valley next week.

$4m dairy expansion planned

$4m dairy expansion planned

A dairy expansion planned at Telford Farms - costing just over $4 million - is the first major dairy development at the South Otago property for more than 20 years.

Strategy to boost meat earnings

Strategy to boost meat earnings

A plan has been launched with the aim of almost doubling the value of New Zealand's red meat sector earnings, and participants yesterday said it was a good start.

Rates system hurts farms

Rates system hurts farms

Otago Federated Farmers president Mike Lord's combined regional and district council rates bill, for his Taieri dairy farm, has increased from $23,000 in 2002 to almost $50,000 this year.

Car collides with freight train in Oamaru

Car collides with freight train in Oamaru

Two women were taken to Oamaru Hospital to be checked after a car collided with a freight train in Oamaru yesterday.