Ruth Grundy

Huntaway our first home-grown breed

The unsung hero of New Zealand's high country - the huntaway - has been officially acknowledged as our first home-grown dog breed.

Longtime dog triallist honoured

A dog trialling enthusiast who has been giving to the sport for more than 75 years was this month honoured for his contribution.

National dog trials go to plan

National dog trials go to plan

The weather may have threatened to dominate but the dogs won the day in the end.

National title tops the lot

National title tops the lot

A win in the New Zealand dog trialling championships counts as one of the best moments in Peter Kidd's life.

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Forest owners are angry and frustrated a change to legislation affecting how they can pay for their emissions obligations has been fast-tracked through Parliament.

Machine shearing success for NZ

There were only a few blows in it.

Minimum wage issues clarified

Minimum wage issues clarified

The government department charged with policing employment law has put out a statement to clarify where it stands on minimum wage calculations for farm workers.

Local success at NI champs

Canterbury sheep dog triallists have enjoyed success at this year's North Island Championships, held near Taumaranui.

Dogs will have their day in May

Dogs will have their day in May

In a sheepdog's world there can be no more important date on the sporting calendar.

Dairying 'growing the community': farmer

Dairying 'growing the community': farmer

May Murphy recalls an incident 30 years ago - she and her husband Robin were driving a friend, also involved in dairying, through Ikawai-Glenavy.