Farming News

Chance for young to explore rural option

Young people will get the chance to explore career opportunities in the rural sector next month.

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Wetlands day comes more than once a year for Duntroon Community Wetlands volunteers.

The Wetlands group, which comes under the umbrella of the Duntroon and District Development Association, has a diverse membership drawn from all corners of the North Otago township and its rural hinterland.

Weedkiller resistance 'serious issue'

Industry response to last year's announcement glyphosate-resistant weeds had been identified in New Zealand for the first time has been positive and supportive, according to the leader of a project working on avoiding glyphosate resistance.

68 years of ewe fairs recalled

With his hand firmly on his mustering stick, J. J. O'Carroll patiently waited for the start of his 68th consecutive Hawarden Ewe Fair last month.

Herbert outdoes Henare

Herbert outdoes Henare

Te Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert (34) beat the odds to win the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title at the Otago Shears.

Sowing seed of excellence

New Zealand's world-beating seed-certification system is one of the reasons the country is producing most of the world's carrot and radish seeds.

Humble potato one to watch

Humble potato one to watch

The news is all good for potatoes.

Accolades for Hough in final season

Accolades for Hough in final season

The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.

Last Stand a fun farewell

Last Stand a fun farewell

They're called simply The Last Stand.

A dog's life focus for photographer

A dog's life focus for photographer

Andrew Fladeboe describes working dogs as the ''most noble of creatures''.

Standout season for rodeo rookie

Standout season for rodeo rookie

Omarama shepherd Katey Hill has had a stellar rodeo season with her young quarter-horse Boots and is leading the national Rookie of the Year title in barrel racing.

Scientist keen to work with big Google project

Scientist keen to work with big Google project

An Alexandra climate scientist has applied for funding to work with Google engineers to make scientific use of data collected using large balloons that will float in the stratosphere.

Central Otago campus course has high-country skills focus

Central Otago campus course has high-country skills focus

Otago Polytechnic's Central Otago campus is offering a new high-country farming course this year.

Farmers want sensible controls for drone use

Farmers want sensible controls for drone use

The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is concerned there is the potential for misuse around privacy and security.

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