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Pair getting the best of both worlds

Irricon Resource Solutions principals Keri Johnston (left) and Haidee McCabe, winners of the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, with Rural Women New Zealand national president Wendy McGowan (centre). Photo by RWNZ.
Working from home means the best of both worlds for Keri Johnston and Haidee McCabe.

Champion trounces allcomers

Champion trounces allcomers

Canterbury champion dairy cow breeder Dean Geddes (47) has been ''trounced'' - and he couldn't be happier.

70 attend field day to see benefits from irrigation

70 attend field day to see benefits from irrigation

A field day showing farmers what the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme could do for them attracted about 70 people last week.

Top bird, TV appearance honours

Top bird, TV appearance honours

Doug Bain had plenty to crow about at the Canterbury A&P Show, held from November 13 to 15.

March of champions at 151st show

March of champions at 151st show

All done and dusted - Canterbury's A&P show is over for the 151st year.

Far more than just the business of growing crops

I have had the great privilege of talking with farmers over the past few months, all of whom are uncomfortable with the way agriculture in New Zealand is heading. 

Rabbit control at Earnscleugh's heart

Rabbit control at Earnscleugh's heart

If it were not for rabbiters, the Campbell family would not still be on Earnscleugh Station.

Visiting Canada to study water issues

Visiting Canada to study water issues

Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal will travel to Canada next year to study water management and beneficial farming practices.

Teenage farmer's biggest success

Teenage farmer's biggest success

Young Maniototo farmer Duncan Elliot scored his biggest success to date at the recent Canterbury A and P Show in Christchurch.

Voting urged for levy renewal

Voting urged for levy renewal

Growers are being urged to have their voices heard in Summerfruit New Zealand's levy renewal round.

Te Anau farmer on board

Te Anau farmer on board

DairyNZ extension officer Anna Kempthorne, of The Key, Te Anau, is one of two dairy farmers to be appointed to the New Zealand Animal Evaluation Ltd board.

Feed grain stability likely in good season

Despite decreasing stocks of unsold feed grains and high payouts forecast for the dairy sector, feed grain prices should remain relatively stable, Foundation for Arable Research chief executive Nick Pyke says.

Working dog project given artful launch

Working dog project given artful launch

A sheetmetal dog, sheep and farmer by artist Hannah Kidd, of Methven, helped launch a project to research working dog health on New Zealand farms last week.

Applications open for scholarships

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is inviting young New Zealanders interested in agriculture to apply for its annual undergraduate scholarship round.

Building up to 'Olympics' of horticultural science

Planning is well under way for the 29th International Horticultural Congress to be held in Brisbane in August.

Entries for dairy awards encouraged

As the new-look 2014 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Otago/Southland regional event get under way, organising committee chairwoman Helen Hartshorne, of Tapanui, is keen to see lots of entries from sharemilkers, equity farmers, dairy trainees and farm managers.

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