Three insects never before recorded in Australia or New Zealand have been found in fossil beds at Bannockburn.
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara asked DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Deer Industry New Zealand for their thoughts about the new animal welfare regulations, which will be in place...
Stefan and Annalize du Plessis, of Dipton, are proof that entering the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards can do good things for business and career.
FMG's farmer wellness programme, Farmstrong, has released the outcomes of its first survey of farming women.
Attracting skilled workers to the dairy industry and environmental issues are two key concerns of Hadleigh Germann , of Aparima, Federated Farmers Southland's new dairy group chairman.
New animal welfare regulations are to be introduced on October 1.
Rural women's access to health services will become easier and less stressful once a new mobile health service arrives in the region in mid-December.
In addition to the usual suspects - including rabbits, possums, mustelids, feral cats, gorse and broom - Environment Southland's proposed new pest management plan includes additional regulations...
Annabel Bulk was thrilled when she heard her name announced as the winner of the 2108 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year recently, but it was flavoured with a note of disbelief.
The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards' Southland/Otago regional organising committee has a reworked structure and two new appointments.
Venture Southland is working with Immigration New Zealand to run two workshops for southern farmers and other migrant worker employers next week.
Although a new apprenticeship scheme will address future labour needs in the horticultural industry nationally, there is also a shortage of skilled tractor drivers and irrigation technicians to...
Thirty new compliance officers are being sought nationally to further boost the Ministry of Primary Industries' (MPI) enforcement and farmer education components of the National Animal...
Merino wool from Central Otago sheep has made it into space, taken part in military operations, fought wild fires and protected extreme endurance athletes.
Now results from the first cohort of the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics Beef Progeny Test have been released, researchers will begin collecting data for the next stages of the project, including...
The new World of Deer Museum near Wanaka has got a lot of good points.
The New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association will be going on the road and hosting meetings throughout New Zealand to discuss industry issues and launch the new compliance and worker injury...
Surplus baleage, straw and hay has been imported from Central Otago and further north to help meet the feed shortage in Southland during the winter.
A fifth wallaby in two years was shot in the Maniototo by a deer hunter on Saturday.
Making natural wines that sell to Europe and Asia is a long way from working in a bank in Tokyo, but Yoshiaki and Kyoko Sato are following their dream.