Sally Rae

Inventor has new take on the ratchet

Inventor has new take on the ratchet

Dunedin engineer Barry Armour has come up with his third patented product to help the transport industry, and he believes the opportunity for it is "huge".

Loss of 250 jobs 'shock' for workers

Loss of 250 jobs 'shock' for workers

Alliance Group is proposing to close its Sockburn plant in Christchurch at the end of the 2012 processing season, affecting about 250 jobs.

Result hailed as 'one all New Zealanders will benefit from'

Result hailed as 'one all New Zealanders will benefit from'

Taieri farmer James Adam reflected the feelings of many yesterday when he reacted positively to Fonterra's record financial results announcement.

Bumper year pushes Fonterra to new heights

Fonterra has announced record financial results for 2011 - including revenue of $19.9 billion - boosted by a bumper year for dairy exports and strong contributions from overseas businesses.

Rural contractors say review needed

Rural contractors say review needed

Rural Contractors New Zealand has welcomed a review of transport rules affecting agricultural contractors, describing it as "great news".

2011 to be good for sheep farmers

2011 to be good for sheep farmers

High prices and favourable offshore market conditions are expected to continue for New Zealand sheepmeat producers in the year ahead.

Blis K12 FDA certification opens way for global launch

Dunedin-based biotechnology company Blis Technologies plans to launch its probiotic Blis K12 on the global food-manufacturing market.

Wool Co eyeing up WSI

The newly-established New Zealand Wool Investment Company - a joint venture between Wool Equities Ltd and Christchurch-based investment bank Ocean Partners - is seeking to raise $40 million to buy New Zealand Wool Services International (WSI).

Arable farming career excites graduate

Arable farming career excites graduate

Hannah Priergaard-Petersen reckons she has the perfect first job. Ms Priergaard-Petersen has been employed as a trials officer at the Foundation for Arable Research (Far), following her stint as a Far summer scholar in 2010-11.

Chance to judge stock

A junior stock-judging seminar is being held in Waimate on Sunday, October 2.