Sally Rae

On the rise

On the rise

Work on the expansion of the Victoria Hotel, in St Andrew St, Dunedin, is ahead of schedule.

IrrigationNZ urges Govt to properly manage water

IrrigationNZ urges Govt to properly manage water

Irrigation New Zealand has urged the Government to "get on with it'' following the release of a discussion paper on fresh-water management.

Marketing investment ‘pitiful’

Marketing investment ‘pitiful’

Declining demand for lamb cannot be ignored, Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

Coping with dry conditions on Otago farms and the ongoing implications is about taking action, as agribusiness reporter Sally Rae reports.

Lamb prices better than expected

Lamb prices better than expected

Prices at last week's Omarama lamb sale were stronger than anticipated, considering schedule pricing, agents say.

Fencers second overall

Fencers second overall

They might have only met the previous day but Nick Stanger and Troy Love still managed to secure second place in a fencing competition.

More farmers feeling bite

More farmers feeling bite

More than one in 10 dairy farmers are under pressure from banks over their mortgages as dairy prices fall yet again.

Alice an inspiration on cavalcade (+ video)

Alice an inspiration on cavalcade (+ video)

Alice Sinclair is quite simply unstoppable. On the Tussock Creek light wagon trail on the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust's cavalcade, the adventure-seeking great-grandmother is an inspiration.

Strong wool thrust

A new Primary Growth Partnership programme, focusing on strong wool, is hoped to contribute about $335million towards New Zealand's economy by 2025.

Earnscleugh put to trial

Earnscleugh put to trial

Alistair Campbell has clocked up a few kilometres perusing gullies on Earnscleugh Station - all in the search of the perfect dog-trial course.