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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.

Diverse stakeholding makes change difficult

Diverse stakeholding makes change difficult

New Zealand's red meat industry has a large number of diverse stakeholders.

Great potential in electronic drench gun

Great potential in electronic drench gun

An electronic drench gun, believed to be a world-first, has the potential to save farmers ''thousands of dollars'', the Oamaru-based company that designed it believes.

Consumer confidence remains high

Consumer confidence remains near nine-year highs in New Zealand, with a slight drop in June due mainly to a drop in economic optimism in smaller centres and rural areas.