Central Otago Winegrowers Association (Cowa) is hosting a cellar door and wine tasting event for Central Otago wineries to showcase their product to the region's accommodation providers and tourism...
DairyNZ has launched a new multimedia initiative - ''The vision is clear'' - on November 1 to encourage New Zealanders to think about water health and how to improve water quality.
The Clutha Valley Lions Club has decided not to hold its two-yearly Clydevale Farming Expo any more, with a lack of foot traffic the reason it was cancelled.
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara asked DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel some questions about DairyNZ’s annual report for 2017/2018, which was released prior to its annual meeting in...
After four years as a volunteer in Vanuatu, Juliet Pye can speak the islands' language, Bislama, and that makes her an ideal advocate for the Central Otago region's Pacific Islander seasonal workers.
Arable farmers in Southland and Otago have been asked to provide feedback on whether the industry should sign up to the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA).
The sheep milk industry has the potential to be a successful income earner for farmers, AgResearch senior scientist Dr Sue McCoard says.
Raewyn Officer, of Lake Roxburgh Village, intends to plant a 4.5ha block of land with about 30,000 grey pumpkin seeds, by hand, by herself, and she is happy to do so.
Anyone with an interest in the dairy industry has until November 12 to make submissions on the dairy herd improvement regulatory regime review.
Aronia berries, also known as black chokeberries, could become a commercially viable crop for Central Otago in the next few years.
Six pupils from Waiau Area School in Tuatapere spent two days last week visiting orchards and a vineyard in Central Otago, as part of a careers initiative developed by Seasonal Solutions.
One of the country's top dog triallists is to hold a training class for owners of heading and huntaway dogs at the Ida Valley Station woolshed later this month.
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Southern South Island Farmer Council has a new chairman.
Seven southern Young Farmers club members competed in the Southland Young Farmers district contest and skills day near Riverton on Saturday.
Early 1900s technology is playing a role in movie-making, scientific research, and textile art, which is being sent all over the world.
Central Otago wines's successes in several recent national and international wine awards are not to be sniffed at, but rather tasted and savoured.
It is all about teamwork for Three Miners Vineyard owners Kirstin and Paul Wright, of Earnscleugh.
Fish no longer die and hours of labour have been saved each day after a new ''quantum leap'' piece of equipment was installed as part of the Galloway Irrigation Company's pumping system recently.
The man with a 'PhD' in fencing, world and national fencing champion Shane Bouskill, of Hawke's Bay, was at Fruitlands, near Alexandra, last Friday, demonstrating best practice fencing techniques...
John and Pam Chapman, of Como Villa Estate, near Alexandra, are hoping to have a replica blacksmith smithy on site by March next year, to complement their stables, restored stone cottage, and...