Preparations are in full swing for the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest.
On the back of Southland’s driest year on record, there looks to be little reprieve for southern farmers, Niwa’s seasonal climate outlook says.
While small amounts of rain fell in the South in recent days, more is needed to provide relief for low river and aquifer levels in Southland.
When the first conversation was held in the Hedgehope catchment about water, the same question kept cropping up.
Environment Southland is pleased with the continued strong compliance in the dairy sector, Environment Southland compliance manager Simon Mapp says.
She's a hard road finding the perfect woman, but southern men, there's plenty, right?
Since the inaugural Southern Field Days in 1982, Te Tipua man Grant Dickson has been lending a hand. In recognition of his time and work, he was recently awarded the event’s first life membership. Nicole Sharp reports.
Southland's environmental champions were celebrated at the Southland Community Environment Awards recently.
Wanting to connect with other like-minded people, Esmerelda Duffin decided to put her hand up as a Dairy Women's Network regional leader.
The Invercargill City Council’s 15-year stormwater discharge permit, which was granted despite opposition, has been appealed. Nicole Sharp reports.
Caring for calves the right way from birth is key to getting good milking cows, industry representatives say.
Southern Rural Life reporter Nicole Sharp takes a closer look.at stock transportation.
Health and safety has dramatically improved at Alliance Group, with a 40% reduction in the number of injuries.
Combs are flying in New Zealand and across the Tasman as the shearing competition season enters full swing.
For 10 years, farmers from throughout the country have entered their best of best in the Golden Lamb Awards, better known as the Glammies.
Southland sheep milk specialist Blue River Dairy has been recognised for both its products and business in recent weeks. Nicole Sharp reports.
Twelve thousand people, three days of competition turned the ILT Stadium Southland for the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships. Eight months on and the event has been recognised as the best international event in NZ.
Five months after the first hearing was held, only one week remains for Southland's Water and Land Plan hearings.
Rook season is upon us and Environment Southland and the Otago Regional Council (ORC) are joining forces to hunt for the pest.
Finding good staff continues to be a real issue for dairy farmers, DairyNZ Southland/South Otago regional manager Richard Kyte says.