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Otago farmers win river award (+ video)

Otago farmers win river award (+ video)

Farmers in the Pomahaka River catchment in southwest Otago who banded together to improve water quality have been recognised at the NZ River Awards.

Thinking pink helps raise funds for hospice support

Thinking pink helps raise funds for hospice support

Tom Ballantine has been through a rough patch.

Trust head promotes wool with a passion

Trust head promotes wool with a passion

Wool is a fibre that ''easily ticks all the boxes''.

Dairy prices tumble agan

Dairy prices tumble agan

Dairy prices dropped for the third time in a row at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, the price index falling by 7.9% since the last sale and putting more downward pressure on Fonterra's farmgate milk price forecast for the current year.

Refining essence of NZ forests

Refining essence of NZ forests

When Paul Greaves suffered a brain stem stroke back in 2012, it forced some major changes in his life.

Farm shows profit possible

Farm shows profit possible

''Do the maths. Invest in the future.''

Four finalists named

Red meat producers make up three of the four finalists in the 2015 Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition.

Alliance in good shape, Donald says

Alliance in good shape, Donald says

He's been sitting around the board table at Alliance Group for 24 years but Murray Donald has finally called time.

Dairy hub delayed

The Southern Dairy Hub project is delaying the start of milk supply until 2017-18 as a suitable farm has not yet been secured.

World dairy prices down again

World dairy prices down again

The chances of an upgrade in Fonterra's farmgate milk price forecast became more remote this morning after world dairy prices fell by by 7.4% at the GlobalDairyTrade auction. The decline was sharper than futures market pricing had suggested.

Dairy prices, lamb returns drive optimism

Dairy prices, lamb returns drive optimism

Some encouraging signs have emerged from the latest ASB Farmshed Economics report with dairy markets moving back towards normal and lamb a quiet achiever.

Farmers urged to look closely at plan

Farmers urged to look closely at plan

The 1600-page second generation district plan (2GP) is a heavy document whichever way you look at it, but its spring arrival has made it particularly cumbersome for Dunedin's farmers, a rural landowner says.

Young Farmers weekend deemed a hit

Young Farmers weekend deemed a hit

An inaugural Young Farmers Otago-Southland regional weekend has been declared a resounding success.

Give it a go, rural youth advised

Give it a go, rural youth advised

Young Farmers is about ''getting out there and giving it a go''.

Contest continues to hold appeal

Contest continues to hold appeal

Chris Pemberton was just a lad when he competed in the Young Farmers Contest.

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