The winners of the Canterbury/North Otago New Zealand
Dairy Industry Awards were announced on March 4. This week
David Hill talks to sharemilker/equity farmer award winners
Kevin and Sara O'Neill.
Canterbury's premier field days event has a new site.
Irrigators and irrigation industry representatives have left
their biennial conference confident about the future.
Small communities are being applauded for the way their
members have stepped up to volunteer for St John.
While the door to the Australian market remains closed to
fresh produce for now, Canterbury potato growers are hopeful
it will not stay latched shut for long.
Introducing a code of practice for the burning of stubble may
be more effective than imposing regulations, Environment
Canterbury commissioner David Caygill told Ashburton District
When Bob Engelbrecht attended irrigation meetings years ago
in Ashburton, the late Ron Cocks would often end up at his
home afterwards to continue the discussion.
Dairy farmers have only until the end of next month to have
their say on whether they want to continue to pay a levy to
fund activities to benefit the industry.
Consent applications are likely to be lodged this month for a
multimillion-dollar upgrade of Lake Opuha.
The Hunter Downs irrigation scheme is progressing to the next
stage, a pre-construction assessment.
The apple harvest is in full swing in South Canterbury.
Some of North Otago's finest dairy cattle have been
recognised in this year's North Otago A&P Association
Potatoes New Zealand just wants to set the record straight.
New Zealand's wool industry is ''a wee bit broken'' , Wools
of New Zealand chief executive Ross Townshend says.
Annika Korsten is on a mission to expose disengaged Dunedin
youth to rural work opportunities.
Courier Country covers from North Otago to the
Waimakariri River delivering the latest in farming news.
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