Sally Rae

Value of regional economies stressed

Value of regional economies stressed

Natural resource industries were the foundation for economic activity in most regional economies, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said yesterday.

Rookie farmer wins winter crop-growing contest

Rookie farmer wins winter crop-growing contest

Chris Adams in his paddock of award-winning fodder at Hindon. Photo by Peter McIntosh.

Kiwi fallson dairy price fall

Currency markets responded strongly to a 4.2% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction - the eighth consecutive fall in prices.

Second-best achievement of the year so far

Winning a New Zealand sheepdog trial title is the ''second biggest thing'' that has happened to Terry Bould this year - after getting married.

Driving for excellence in disparate fields

Driving for excellence in disparate fields

He is a rally-driving farmer with a bent for business.

Contest entry shines light on cycle safety

Contest entry shines light on cycle safety

Dunedin tertiary student Rebecca Elmslie reckons cycle safety has to be ''dealt with''.

Excited about goat sector

Excited about goat sector

Jackie Freeman reckons there is ''more to goats than meets the eye''.

Two in a row for Patersons

Two in a row for Patersons

Matakanui Station has done it again.

Alliance director 'a real Kiwi chick'

Alliance director 'a real Kiwi chick'

Alliance Group's newest independent director Vanessa Stoddart describes the meat industry as being ''at the heart'' of New Zealand. She talked to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae during the company's inaugural Pure South conference in Queenstown this week.

Bigger 'not better'in dairy industry

Bigger 'not better'in dairy industry

Big is not necessarily better.