Sally Rae

Farm building consent tumble

Otago, Southland and Canterbury - all previously regions of rapid dairy expansion - have seen the most pronounced decline in the value of farm building consents over the past six months.

App a real eye opener

App a real eye opener

An award-winning Dunedin junior doctor has produced a world-first smartphone app to help diagnose people who may have sight-threatening illnesses.

China chilled meat deal hailed

China chilled meat deal hailed

Prime Minister John Key's announcement New Zealand will have access to China's chilled meat market caught most by surprise yesterday but industry observers say the deal will be welcome, when it happens.

Small recovery in dairy prices

Dairy prices have taken a small step towards recovery with a 3.8% lift in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Red meat export revenues down

Red meat export revenues down

A weaker New Zealand dollar was not enough to offset lower international prices in the first half of the 2015-16 meat export season.

Complaints lodged over SFF venture

Complaints lodged over SFF venture

New Zealand First has lodged complaints with the Financial Markets Authority and the Companies Office Registries Integrity and Enforcement Team over the Silver Fern Farms-Shanghai Maling joint venture.

Woolly thinking in Norway

Woolly thinking in Norway

At first glance, the similarities between a Norwegian clothing company and a Gimmerburn farm might appear remote.

Merino key to ‘amazing’ new fabrics

Merino key to ‘amazing’ new fabrics

‘‘It's not your grandfather's merino''.

Emma fits it all into her full days

Emma fits it all into her full days

Ask young Emma Gillies how she fits everything into her day: school, ponies and sport, and she laughs.

'Disappointing' result flagged for SFF

'Disappointing' result flagged for SFF

Silver Fern Farms expects its full-year financial result to be "materially'' below last year's performance.