Sally Rae

Family business blossoming

Family business blossoming

Ring organic skincare business Plantae and ask for a Priest and there could be a little confusion.

Enjoying 'good honest food' enterprise

Enjoying 'good honest food' enterprise

Running a catering business in Dunedin may be a far cry from being executive chef in a swanky hotel in the Maldives, but Gordon McKenzie could not be happier.

Optimistic over farming sector's future

Optimistic over farming sector's future

Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills stands down next month after three years in the role. He talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae about his tenure and his optimism for the agricultural industry's future.

Harriet takes on shepherds challenge

Harriet takes on shepherds challenge

Harriet Gardner admits she might not be the ''fastest in the world'' at it - but she can shear a sheep.

Young Maori Dairy Farmer for 2014

Young Maori Dairy Farmer for 2014

Young Maniototo sharemilker Wiremu Reid has his sights firmly set on farm ownership.

Planting trees and eating healthily

Planting trees and eating healthily

It reads a little like something out of a Mills and Boon romance novel.

Leap of faith and hard work paying off in cafe

Leap of faith and hard work paying off in cafe

Vanessa Hendry and Tim Lockerbie may not have had a day off since Christmas Day - but you will not find them complaining.

Dairy prices rise but still under pressure

Dairy prices rise but still under pressure

The first lift in GlobalDairyTrade prices since February is seen as a hopeful sign of prices stabilising.

Potential seen for dairy sheep

Making sheep a tri-use animal could ''greatly aid'' the rejuvenation of New Zealand's sheep industry, Federated Farmers meat and fibre vice-chairman Rick Powdrell says.

Red meat farmers 'on their own' to sort out sector crisis

Plans for a red meat industry summit appear aborted with Meat Industry Excellence chairman John McCarthy saying farmers are ''on their own'' if they want to sort out the industry.