Faced with all manner of economic worries — from Trump to freshwater policies — where might investors put their hard-won savings in the hope of a better than deposit rate return? Might cherries —...
Focus on Farming
The dual challenges of landscape and climatic diversity can also be a strength, says Fernvale Genetics farmer Lloyd Brenssell.
Southern farmers have come in for a public bashing in certain sections of the media during recent months, as unflattering winter grazing conditions hit the spotlight. Richard Davison takes a look...
Keeping Lake Wanaka pristine for future generations is on the wish list for many of us, and that includes the majority of high-country farmers whose properties lie within the lake catchment. Kerrie...
They make it look so easy. Holding a full-grown sheep still, while calmly running a handpiece over their bodies giving them their annual haircut, writes reporter Tracey Roxburgh.
Ladies, picture this if you will. It’s been a long, cold winter and along with the extra layer of insulation you’ve acquired on your body, you’ve decided, to help keep yourself warm, to instigate a...
New Zealand has the potential to build a unified beekeeping industry, comparable to other livestock industries.
Peppermint slice is the kind of ‘‘slice of life’’ from a New Zealand high-country station even the most urban of city folk can get into.
During 28 years at Silver Fern Farms’ Waitane plant, Bronwyn Cairns has gained a wealth of experience, and witnessed a lot of change.
He could have been a jockey, a vet, an All Black, an Olympian or a boxer. But it’s the high country that called Roy Webb’s name and the place he’s found the most joy in his life.
Diversity in Southland’s farming community may not be seen as one of the region’s strengths, but one dairy farmer has found a bountiful existence in these lands.
Scott Wilson reckons the importance of getting off the farm for a few hours for a catchup with like-minded people cannot be underestimated.
Pam Jones talks to the Parsons family about farming life on their Central Otago Waikerikeri property as they move on to a new era.
Tarras farmer Jayne Rive sits at the kitchen table of the Cloudy Peak homestead in the Ardgour Valley, her eyes ever-animated as she talks about the uncertainty involved with securing irrigation water for the family farm.
Alan Harvey grew up watching the Young Farmer of the Year contest on television and it was something he aspired to be part of.
Bill and Sharon Gow reckon they are living the dream. The American ranchers, who were holidaying in New Zealand recently, run a cow-calf ranch in Roseburg, Oregon.
Jom and Birgit Pemberton's Southland dairy farm has main-road frontage, making it extremely visible for the passing public, while they also provide walking access through the property for fishermen.