Southland's largest spectacle of sheep shearing, the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Event Awards.
Work is ongoing to have high environmental standards in Otago and wider New Zealand, Waitaki electorate candidates say.
Water is a hot topic for Clutha-Southland candidates this election and all want to see improvements made going forward.
Good environmental practice is something that should be encouraged and the work done needs to continue in this area, Clutha-Southland candidates say.
As voting day fast approaches, reporter Nicole Sharp talked to the candidates in the rural electorates of Waitaki and Clutha-Southland about water and environment, two issues that will affect rural voters.
Increased use of brodifacoum poison in Southland prompts a timely reminder for hunters to be aware of where they are taking their wild game from. Nicole Sharp reports.
Kelso dairy farmers Ken and Bruce Eade have been rearing their bobby calves for the beef industry for the past three years.
Farmers in the South, and throughout wider New Zealand, are diversifying their operations by raising more bobby calves for beef.
The Pourakino Catchment Group and local iwi are putting a game plan in place for increasing plantings and improving water quality in the catchment by working together.
Following a challenging winter, those involved in the agriculture sector are banding together to host a community afternoon in Lawrence.
Three dairy farms in Southland and South Otago have been affected by ergot poisoning after feeding infected ryegrass to dairy cattle.
Block by block, Mataura Valley Milk's $240million milk powder manufacturing plant is coming together.
A report on the relationship between farm nutrient losses and profitability shows Southland's economy is reliant on the agriculture sector.
Three generations of the Bell family have been involved with the Southland A&P Show, and a member of the youngest, Georgie, won the John Robins Youth Ambassador Award on Friday night.