Farming News

New site for field days

Canterbury's premier field days event has a new site.

St John support truly appreciated

Small communities are being applauded for the way their members have stepped up to volunteer for St John.

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

The apple harvest is in full swing in South Canterbury.

Potato disease risk disputed

Potatoes New Zealand just wants to set the record straight.

Wool industry picks up dropped stitches

Wool industry picks up dropped stitches

New Zealand's wool industry is ''a wee bit broken'' , Wools of New Zealand chief executive Ross Townshend says.

Linking youth and the land

Linking youth and the land

Annika Korsten is on a mission to expose disengaged Dunedin youth to rural work opportunities.

Marijuana growers causing 'level of fear'

Marijuana growers causing 'level of fear'

Many people in rural areas are ''living in fear'' of drug growers and dealers taking advantage of isolated conditions, Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) executive officer Noeline Holt says.

Farm forestry still going strong

The South Otago Farm Forestry Association celebrates its 50th birthday next month.

Last few weeks of hard prep for dairy trainee

Last few weeks of hard prep for dairy trainee

It is only a little more than four weeks to go before Josh Lavender, of Lochiel, is up against the nations' other ''best of the best'' dairy trainees, so he is spending as much time as he can preparing.

Southern move pays off for couple

Southern move pays off for couple

Jared and Sara Crawford know exactly where they want to be in 10 years and how they want to get there, but the move to Southland to take advantage of the opportunities available was a major decision for them.

Rise in poor water quality at bores

Almost a third of Southland's groundwater bore samples failed to meet national drinking standards last year, Environment Southland (ES) report cards revealed last month.

Club pays tribute to trio's work at museum

Club pays tribute to trio's work at museum

The West Otago Vintage Club paid tribute to several of its older and longer-serving volunteers recently, during its Christmas function, held in February.

Chance to chew over goat farming

Chance to chew over goat farming

Boer goat farmer and breeder Owen Booth is hosting a field day on his Enfield property near Oamaru this Saturday. Milk, meat and fibre goat farmers and those interested in farming goats are invited to attend.

Big changes coming for rural contractors

The new Health and Safety Reform Bill will have ''profound changes'' for the rural contracting sector and introduce severe penalties in the event of a bad workplace accident, Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) chief executive Roger Parton says.

Brainstorming conference expected

Brainstorming conference expected

The possible reintroduction of an industry levy and ''the way forward'' for profitability and sustainability for the goat industry will be the focus of the inaugural New Zealand Goats (NZGoats) conference in Queenstown next month.

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