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.
The drive between Arrowtown and Queenstown contains arguably some of the most sought-after high-country land in the South Island.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Scott Wilson reckons the importance of getting off the farm for a few hours for a catchup with like-minded people cannot be underestimated.