Clutha Environment Society sprang a surprise on rural landowners in the Upper Clutha Basin in early June. The two organisations came to an agreement that should clarify, and could tighten, subdivision and development rules in the rural zone.
In common with a record 70 families set to receive their Century Farm awards in Lawrence last month, the Mackies, of South Otago, were unable to share their story when Covid-19 intervened. Here they take the opportunity to do so.
Environmental care and protection is a topic never far from the forefront of public and media discourse.
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.
‘‘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.
The drive between Arrowtown and Queenstown contains arguably some of the most sought-after high-country land in the South Island.
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.
A Taieri farm, owned by the same family for 150 years, has been given a New Zealand Century farm award.
When the world starts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, big agribusiness opportunities will open up for New Zealand, Dunedin geneticist Dr Bruno Santos believes.
The quality of water entering lakes, rivers and streams from farms in the Upper Clutha catchment is improving due to the thousands of natives being planted. One of the nurseries supplying plants is Wanaka’s Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust nursery.
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...
During 28 years at Silver Fern Farms’ Waitane plant, Bronwyn Cairns has gained a wealth of experience, and witnessed a lot of change.
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.
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 —...
The dual challenges of landscape and climatic diversity can also be a strength, says Fernvale Genetics farmer Lloyd Brenssell.