Sally Rae

More funding sought for further meat industry reform

Meat Industry Excellence is seeking funding from Beef and Lamb New Zealand, saying it needs about $200,000 to continue to make progress with meat industry reform.

Fair enough on farm

Fair enough on farm

''A more traditional summer'' is how Otago Federated Farmers president Stephen Korteweg describes the season.

Fonterra milk price forecast a record

Fonterra has hiked its forecast farm-gate milk price to a record $8.65 per kg of milk solids, with the 35c increase equating to an increase in dairy incomes of about $600 million.

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Ron Bywaters loves Chamberlain tractors.

Children's merino range a hit

Children's merino range a hit

Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam's range of merino clothing for children and babies is proving a hit with New Zealand retailers.

Rebuild affects rating

Canterbury has nudged Auckland from the top spot in the latest ASB-Main Report regional economic score card, as the post-earthquake rebuild continues to gather pace.

Early to bed makes a cavalcade day bearable

Early to bed makes a cavalcade day bearable

Cavalcade veterans Dave McAtamney and Jim Hore might have made a comeback this year - but the jury's out on whether they'll be back again.

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Milk price change window closing

The window of opportunity for changes to this season's Fonterra milk price and dividend is closing, economists say.

Bright outlook for primary industry

Bright outlook for primary industry

Agriculture, forestry and fishing exports are forecast to increase to $36.4 billion for the year to June, driven by rapidly growing demand in emerging markets and supply constraints among major competitors.