The Road Transport Forum (RTF) has developed a two-pronged
attack to address the shortage of skilled drivers in the
Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills attended the
Southern Field Days held at Waimumu recently, and took a
moment out from a busy schedule to talk to Southern Rural
Life reporter Leith Huffadine.
Despite poor weather and 38mm of rain on the Thursday of the
event, the 2014 Southern Field Days were a ''huge, huge
success'', a field days spokesperson says.
A quarter of a billion dollars worth of Chinese customers
were hosted by Silver Ferns Farms this week, with an emphasis
on food safety practices.
Recently released Livestock Improvement Corporation half-year
results are reflective of positive growth and investment back
into the company, chief executive officer Wayne McNee says.
Farmers will have another platform to communicate and connect
when the new AgChatNZ Foundation launches its weekly Twitter
discussion forums on March 12.
A Timaru man who has developed fixed-grid irrigation believes
he has an answer for many irrigation issues on New Zealand
Drone pilot Mark Gardyne (13), of Otama, is to be a keynote
speaker at the University of Southern Queensland's Digital
Rural Futures Conference in Toowoomba, Australia, in June.
Daryn Murray's ''wheelie smart'' ideas have come up trumps.
While riding a bike about 15 months ago, spatial analyst
Neill Glover was hit by a car and seriously injured. While
recovering, he had plenty of time to think about work. That
is where his drone came in.
A Chinese delegation has been hosted by Silver Fern Farms in
the largest-scale tour the company has run for customers.
Ron Bywaters loves Chamberlain tractors.
Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam's range of
merino clothing for children and babies is proving a hit with
New Zealand retailers.
When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from
South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a
Te Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert (34) beat the odds to
win the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title at the
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