The picturesque view from David and Roz Grant’s kitchen, in Methven, looks towards snow-covered Mt Hutt.
Expect showers in the milking shed if the cows have been eating plantain, a central Southland sharemilker warns.
Southern growers featured at the Federated Farmers Arable Industry Awards in Christchurch earlier this month. Shawn McAvinue talks to them about their mixed cropping operations.
Waitaki winemakers have been among the lucky ones this year, reaping a solid harvest despite a challenging year for New Zealand growers as a whole.
A Malaysian company has been given consent to buy a nearly 460ha sheep and beef farm in Western Southland.
At Forest Lodge Orchard in Central Otago, owners Mike and Rebecca Casey are "electrifying everything".
In the Cromwell basin’s midwinter gloom, it is hard to imagine the burning heat of the Central Otago summer that produces the region’s famous fruit.
The annual Taieri Winter Crop Competition and Charity Auction has returned to raise more than ever before.
"Strong momentum and supportive tail winds" have created an optimistic outlook for the New Zealand operation of a global genetics seedling company.
Central Otago’s viticulture sector defied the odds for this year’s harvest, posting a 21% increase over the previous vintage against a 19% fall nationally.
Octogenarian Colin Cross took to the field recently in the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club ploughing match at Rob Butterick’s Farm, at Wakanui.
The harvest of Perigord black truffles has started and a "price war" continues as values remain a third of historical prices.
Cromwell residents are being encouraged to offer odd jobs to horticulture workers between harvests this year, through an ongoing campaign geared at encouraging them to stay.
An industry forecast of a $100million drop in export earnings from apples this season — due to a lack of labour to pick the crop — could be conservative, ANZ’s latest Agri-Focus report says.
Saturday marked the end of an era, as Teviot Valley orchardist Wes Reichel retired from the Otago Farmers Market after 18 years of early morning starts.
It is a bright crisp autumn day in North Otago, and the fodder beet crop waves gently in the breeze.
With the push of a button, Luisetti Seeds’ multimillion-dollar investment supporting New Zealand’s arable industry roared to life.