Wine and cherry growers are competing for land, resources and labour as both industries experience strong growth.
A smelly mushroom farm in Hawke's Bay has sparked dozens more complaints since it was fined $26,000 in August for its objectionable odour.
The head of a company that owns a Tasman vineyard has been ordered to pay $3.32m to his former investors, whom he misled.
Research on dryland plants like Dorycnium, Saltbush and Sheep's Burnet, which was carried out in Central Otago between 10 and 20 years ago, showed those plants had the potential to be ideal forage...
In a year marking the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NZ, South Pacific Seeds managing director Charlotte Connoley has become the first woman in the NZ Grain and Seed Trade Association’s 100-year history to be elected to its executive.
In the 20 years since Janiene Bayliss and husband David Pratt established their Ata Mara vineyard near Cromwell, she has seen the Central Otago wine industry grow rapidly.
The Women In Wine (WIW) group marked its first birthday recently and members are looking forward to its second Christmas gathering.
A new report has bad news for people thinking indoor farming and technology will take care of our fresh vegetable and fruit needs as another chunk of productive Kiwi soil disappears under a new subdivision.
A Southland tulip business has been fined for unlawfully taking about 3.6 million litres of water during what was described as the region's driest year since 1971.
Following the heavy rain in the region last week, some Teviot Valley orchardists are reporting damage to about half of their early ripening cherry crop.
Central Otago orchardists believe they've escaped significant crop damage despite the brutal weather this week.
Biosecurity New Zealand and Onions New Zealand have reached an agreement on funding to prepare for future biosecurity responses.
Central Otago viticulturists and orchardists are feeling "positive" about the upcoming season and pleased to have "dodged a bullet" recently in the form of "once in a lifetime" frosts,...
The hard graft of the past year has paid off with two big industry awards for Bannockburn woman Annabel Bulk. Central Otago reporter Adam Burns talks to the viticulturist about the key ingredients to her success.
Lessons could be learned by some New Zealand wineries from the US wine industry's approach to building deeper relationships with consumers, Rabobank senior wine and horticulture analyst Hayden...