Life is a balancing act for Celia Van Kampen. The Oamaru vet tells Rebecca Ryan how she successfully fits her busy sporting schedule in around her work.
The latest evolution in coordinated catchment activity in Otago has been getting its ducks in a row this month, thanks to $200,000 seed funding from the Otago Regional Council and a further $150,000 from MPI.
Anna Gillespie’s relationship with husband Ben could best be described as symbiotic. It works so well the Omakau farmers are multi-award winners. One thing you should never do is call Mrs Gillespie a ‘‘farmer’s wife’’
One unforeseen aspect of lockdown for the Clinton area of South Otago was a forced reduction in fundraising activity, but the district’s Lions service group has recently redoubled its efforts in an attempt to boost its community coffers.
Walter Peak High Country Farm rural operations co-ordinator Peter Hamilton is in the business of showing the public what the working dog can do.
Anna Mackay, of Spotts Creek Station in the Cardrona Valley, has diversified into cut flowers. She described to Mark Price her experiences so far.
With a focus on sustainability and profitability, a southern rock lobster industry leader says the work they have done this year has been vindicated.
Freshwater scientist Chris Arbuckle has had a career in freshwater science and policy and leadership but a few years ago he returned home to Wanaka where he “fell in love with water” during holidays spent by the lake as a child.
Researchers at Lincoln University and experts from WAI Wanaka and the Alpine Lakes Research and Education Centre are collaborating to transform degenerating landscapes into what they now call healthy ‘‘multiscapes’’.
After his first job on a dairy farm at the age of 16, Jason Checketts swore he would never milk a cow again.
‘‘Being part of The Omega Lamb Project really gives you the best of both worlds,’’ North Otago farmer Ben Douglas says.
Will Gibson says when it comes to the potential yield from a breeding animal, size does not matter, and big is not always best.
Alliance Lorneville plant manager Shashank Pande says the most important aspect of his job is the people —the workers, shareholders, farmers and those involved in the industry.
Passionate about the rural sector and people’s welfare, Southland Rural Support Trust chairwoman Cathie Cotter says the best aspect of her role is being there for farmers.