At the end of a frustrating season in the mid-1990s, Basil Goodman promised himself that no matter who walked in the door, they'd be put to work in the orchard.
Viticulturalist Simon Gourley, of Domaine Thomson, Cromwell, is this year’s national Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year.
The poisoning of hundreds of heritage roses in a Dunedin cemetery remains a mystery but as a rally to replant nears an end, the celebrations are set to begin.
The first 12ha in Hortinvest's $15.5million Lindis River cherry project have been planted after four cornerstone investors committed to underwrite stage 1 planting.
It has taken 50 years but the Taieri Plain finally has a central grower hub as a new home for fresh Otago produce.
Trees are creating plenty of interest among farmers recovering from the 2016 North Canterbury earthquake.
Although Jordan Moores, of Felton Road, placed second in the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year competition, he will represent the region in the national finals.
"Very unexpected" is how Central Otago orchardist Trudi Webb describes receiving national recognition.
This year's group of Central Otago Burgundy Exchange students have already left, or will be departing for Burgundy, France, at the end of August.
A taskforce is being established to respond to animal welfare issues associated with winter grazing practices, which have recently been in the spotlight.
Dipton Primary School staff and pupils are making plans to use their $500 voucher from the Plant Store, for a planting programme for an area of wetlands at Castledowns in the spring.
When the Mills family and their staff, of Rippon, Wanaka, woke up recently, they were inundated with congratulatory messages from around the world.
Removing pesticide products could slash more than $11billion in value across New Zealand crops, says a new report from the NZ Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).
Young North Canterbury viticulturist Zoe Marychurch is bound for the national Young Viticulturist of the Year contest after winning the South Island leg earlier this month.
A new wine tasting facility in the Cromwell basin will soon be offering wines from terroirs in two hemispheres.