Gratitude is one way to emerge from depression, farming advocate Sarah Perriam says.
''Staying Positive - changing your mindset in uncertain times'' was the title of two gatherings run by Beef + Lamb New Zealand last week.
The controversial irrigation pipe between Kurow and the Waitaki Dam will eventually be placed below ground level.
Oamaru Meats is still working through the problems that forced it to shut down in September.
The response from rural New Zealand to the Government's proposed freshwater policy is ''at a scale that's taken their breath away'', Todd Muller says.
The Waimate Shears continues to attract top competitors and praise for its smooth running.
Only one southern farmer is standing for the DairyNZ board of directors.
Shearers are unlikely to make enough money to buy a farm these days, but money and travel are still two perks of the job.
A family orchard near Kurow has earned a major national food award.
More than 60 people packed into an Oamaru meeting on Friday to hear - and question - Otago Regional Council senior staff.
An Oamaru teenager with strong knowledge of the primary sector has been awarded the North Otago Federated Farmers-ANZ rural tertiary scholarship.
Brian and Trish Fraser have notched up four decades at Four Square.
New Zealand needs to find ways to make rural communities aged-friendly, University of Otago rural health senior research fellow Fiona Doolan-Noble says.
The North Otago A&P Association has two new life members.
The Alliance Group Pukeuri meat works is back in full swing after a short break.
If Sam Robinson had his way, talking about your feelings would be a school subject.
A new above-ground irrigation pipe near Kurow, slammed by some as an eyesore, has consent to be there.
M. bovis cases that have plagued central South Island farmers for a long time will be sorted within 60 days.
South Canterbury farmers David and Jayne Timperley have long known the eating quality virtues of Simmental beef.
Waimate and Waitaki have followed Ashburton's lead in setting up an M. bovis advisory group.