Farming News

O'Neills lock into dairy

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.

New site for field days

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

Prospects for irrigation look brighter

Irrigators and irrigation industry representatives have left their biennial conference confident about the future.

St John support truly appreciated

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

Growers eyeing Australia

Growers eyeing Australia

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.

Questions about stubble burning

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 councillors recently.

Winners share century of experience

Winners share century of experience

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 vote on levy next month

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.

Bigger spillway plan for Lake Opuha

Bigger spillway plan for Lake Opuha

Consent applications are likely to be lodged this month for a multimillion-dollar upgrade of Lake Opuha.

Hunter Downs progressing

The Hunter Downs irrigation scheme is progressing to the next stage, a pre-construction assessment.

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

The apple harvest is in full swing in South Canterbury.

'Great cattle' recognised in contest

'Great cattle' recognised in contest

Some of North Otago's finest dairy cattle have been recognised in this year's North Otago A&P Association competition.

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.

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