Sally Rae

Voting opens in Fonterra councillor elections

Voting is open for Fonterra's board of directors and for the shareholders councillor elections.

High country policy criticised

High country policy criticised

Labour's proposal to hike high country property rents and drop the tenure review process in favour of direct acquisition is "tantamount to confiscation", Federated Farmers national board member William Rolleston says.

Dairy auction index rises

Dairy commodity prices lifted on Fonterra's overnight online auction this week for the first time since early June.

Everything big about digger

Everything big about digger

Quentin MacLeod jokes that he never got to play with a 250-tonne excavator in the sandpit at school.

Dunedin adviser makes Australasian award short list

Dunedin-based Craigs Investment Partners investment adviser Michael Milne has been shortlisted for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia's (Finsia) Pinnacle Awards.

Big sizzle's tall sausage order

Big sizzle's tall sausage order

Southland butcher Stephen Flynn is seeing sausages in his sleep.

Appeal to farmers to get behind core wool business

Appeal to farmers to get behind core wool business

New Zealand's wool industry - for too long fragmented and underperforming - desperately needs a strong, efficient, farmer-owned vertically integrated core business, New Zealand Wool Investment Company (Wool Co) director Anne Munro says.

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.

Call to double research funds

New Zealand's investment in science, research and development, at present about 1.2% of GDP, should be more than doubled, Federated Farmers believes.

Farm sales for quarter rise 56.7%

Farm sales for the three months ended September have increased 56.7% on the corresponding time last year, figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand show.