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Craigieburn Station on the market

The historic Craigieburn Station, in the central Canterbury foothills, has come up for sale for the first time in 98 years.

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff Crutchley.

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

The countdown is on for Shear For Life.

Silver Ferns governance explained

Silver Ferns governance explained

A ''significant investment'' is being made in the future of Silver Fern Farms' governance, with governors of the future being identified and developed, chairman Rob Hewett says.

Dealing with drought stress

Dealing with drought stress

Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.

'Tactics for Tight Times' to be shared

'Tactics for Tight Times' to be shared

DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers get through a tough season brought on by a low mil

Dairy hub reliant on local support

Southern farmers and businesses need to contribute about $2 million by the end of April to enable the Southern Dairy Hub venture to proceed.

Marlborough dries up as more irrigation bans imposed

Conditions are getting increasingly drier in Marlborough and nine of the province's 16 consent areas have had their right to irrigate suspended, Federated Farmers said.

Call to calculate winter feed total

Call to calculate winter feed total

North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger is keen to know exactly how much winter feed there is in the district.

Winton entrant wins top awards

Winton entrant wins top awards

Winton deer farmer Dave Lawrence, from the Tikana stud, won the champion of champions title at the Elk and Wapiti Society of New Zealand's annual velvet and antler competition in Wanaka.

Winter feed planning critical to have sorted

North Otago Federated Farmers associate sharemilkers' representative Siobhan O'Malley explains why sharemilkers with irrigation should care about the dry conditions.

Prices surge at latest dairy auction

Prices surge at latest dairy auction

Dairy prices spiked higher at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, the GDT price index gaining 9.4 per cent since the last sale on January 21.

Tips to help farmers get through

Tips to help farmers get through

Otago Rural Support Trust co ordinator David Mellish offers some advice to farmers facing the dual challenges of a low dairy payout and a very dry season.

Westmere Lavender business a personal purple patch

Westmere Lavender business a personal purple patch

Sam Laugesen admits to being an avid animal collector.

Network supportive – finalist

Network supportive – finalist

Andrea Murphy is proud to call New Zealand home.

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