Sally Rae

Accountant embraces openings

Accountant embraces openings

As PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Julie Rickman reflects on her career, she says she has been "extremely fortunate" that people have given her opportunities.

Exchange fires up merino enthusiasts

Exchange fires up merino enthusiasts

Applications for a South African agricultural exchange, for those involved in the merino industry, will be called for early next year. The inaugural recipients, Dave Anderson and Jayne Rive, talk to Sally Rae about their experiences.

A and P show will go on

A and P show will go on

When it comes to family involvement with A and P shows, it's hard to beat the Ruddenklau family of Waimate.

Artistic response to rural return

Artistic response to rural return

Kate Allan doubts there is a "typical rural woman" any more.

Tougher dairy test proposed

Tougher dairy test proposed

New dairy farm and related land use conversions will face a tougher test under rule changes proposed by Environment Southland.

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.