Sally Rae

Industry baffled at frozen velvet exclusion

Industry baffled at frozen velvet exclusion

New Zealand's Free Trade Agreement with Korea might have been welcomed by the red meat, dairy and kiwifruit industries, but the deer industry says it is ''deeply disappointed'' with the outcome.

Peony growers' business blooming

Peony growers' business blooming

When Rodger and Cindy Whitson decided to get into the cut flower industry back in 2000, they started with a bare paddock and no horticultural knowledge.

Juggle is a struggle 'but I love it'

Juggle is a struggle 'but I love it'

When Mary-Jane Collett announced she was opening a fashion boutique in Tees St, Oamaru, she admits there were some raised eyebrows.

More to farming than gumboots

More to farming than gumboots

A Teacher's Day Out was held in Otago last week, organised by New Zealand Young Farmers' Get Ahead programme.

Design deal with Farmers 'honour'

Design deal with Farmers 'honour'

Dunedin designer Tamsin Cooper has signed a deal with Farmers to design an exclusive label for the retail chain's stores nationwide.

New independent director for Alliance

Alliance Group has announced the appointment of James Ogden as an independent director.

Striking success with the offbeat

At Beats Clothing, the vision is simple - take it to the world and cause ''mayhem'' in the world of men's streetwear.

Report on meat industry reform now due next year

Report on meat industry reform now due next year

A meat Industry Excellence report supporting options for industry reform is likely to be published in the first quarter of next year.

$5.5b revenue drop predicted

Dairy revenue is expected to be about $5.5 billion lower during the coming 12 to 18 months, as economists continue to predict a milk price in the $4 range for the 2014-15 season.

Family celebrates the business of adventure

Family celebrates the business of adventure

Ask Denis Columb the secret to a successful 25 years in business in the competitive adventure tourism industry and the answer comes quickly - ''I love what I do.''