New Zealand produces food, and with booming local and global populations, the world is buying.
WAI Wanaka started with just three part-time volunteers but has expanded to a workforce of 44 people. Kerrie Waterworth reports.
From bulls to berries — they are polar opposites but Ben and Rebecca Trotter are hoping they attract.
Shearing — both the industry and the sport — has been a lifetime love for New Zealand Merino Shearing Society life member Graeme Bell.
The Trevathan family has been farming at Lindisvale, near Tarras, since 1914. Marjorie Cook meets fifth-generation Trevathan, Maggie and chats with her dad, Jonny, and grandparents about farming changes over five generations.
Richard Davison talks to project leaders, and to the ‘‘boots on the ground’’ doing the hard yards on the $3.7 million Pomahaka Corridor Planting Project which just passed the milestone of getting 100,000 new natives planted.
Twenty years of hard work is coming to fruition for North Otago farmers Hayden and Robyn Williams, writes Rebecca Ryan.
On a 100ha dairy farm at Seaward Downs, near Edendale, Donna Morton runs about 40 Saanen goats in her Ardee stud.
When the opportunity arose for Penny Frew to buy a piece of land right next to her and husband Brendon’s beef finishing farm, she jumped at it.
Ben Maxwell could be described as a throwback to a different era, one where the best rugby players were weaned on the land.
Partly, it’s the thrill of the chase. Mostly it’s spending hours alone in his backyard — the hills around Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes — that puts a smile on Lee Murray’s dial.
Queenstown couple Mike and Gemma Smith are proof there are other ways to make a living in their part of the world than jet-boat rides and pushing tourists off bridges with rubber bands attached.
Patience, please. We’re changing. That is the appeal from Maungawera farmer Grant Ruddenklau, as the rural sector navigates new freshwater regulations and climate change pressures.
Every summer, carloads of people arrive at Lyndon and Jane Strang’s Five Forks farm in North Otago, trying to access a swimming hole near the bottom of their property.
New graduate veterinarian Laura Gardyne is hoping to gain a few points on the Northern Southland Vets calving scoreboard this calving season.
A group set up to support growers of strong wool and bring their fibres back to market in a way relevant to consumer trends is due to wind up at the end of the year and present its recommendations.