The wool industry is coming together to improve conditions and stem the flow of skilled workers heading overseas. Yvonne O’Hara investigates.
Alexandra writer and Otago Daily Times columnist Ric Oram has launched the second in his series of three books about Central Otago vineyards.
Lawrence Rodeo Club is hosting its annual rodeo this Saturday, and with another five being held throughout the region in February and March, fans of the sport have plenty of choice for action.
Malcolm Gawn and wife Tracy Tooley decided they did not like Auckland traffic or the long commutes, so they moved to Balclutha and now they make soap from goat milk.
For the second year in a row, a Perendale ram is the top selling ram at the Gore A&P Association South Island Premier Ram Auction.
There are many ways of taking part in this year's Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade's ''Riding High to Hawea''.
Clinton farmers David and Robyn Shaw, of New Zealand Cashmere Ltd, are confident cashmere fibre could provide a lucrative, low input-cost source of extra income for farmers.
Millions of dollars will be invested in developing cherry orchards near Alexandra and beside the Lindis River in the next few months.
DairyNZ, the Road Transport Forum and Federated Farmers all support various aspects of the proposed changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa settings.
Despite heavy rain, the Cherry Chaos celebration of the fruit went ahead yesterday evening in Roxburgh.
Although the Mental Health Foundation says the Government's inquiry into mental health and addiction report, which was released last week, is good overall, the organisation says the report did not...
He Ara Oranga, the Government’s mental health and addiction inquiry report was released last week. The 219-page report made about 40 recommendations and examined all aspects of mental health in New...
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) would like to see any outcomes of the Government's mental health and addiction inquiry report, which was released last week, ''rural proofed'', national president...
It has been a great year for Valli Vineyards' winemaker and wine judge Jen Parr.
Central Otago farmers have their own way of speaking, which makes it interesting for Uruguayan students Lorena Andiarena (21) and Ana Goncalvez (24).
Wool industry professionals and members of the Wool Industry Education Group (WIEG) will be working with and supporting training organisations to improve wool industry training qualifications...
Gill Naylor, of Becks, is Rural Women New Zealand's new environmental spokeswoman.
The question for Margaret Pittaway is what to do next?
Sarah Perriam heard a story recently about a group of young shepherds working in the tailing pens on a property in the North Island who started discussing the recently launched Will To Live campaign.
Research on dryland plants like Dorycnium, Saltbush and Sheep's Burnet, which was carried out in Central Otago between 10 and 20 years ago, showed those plants had the potential to be ideal forage...