Another week, another weekend with rain raising river levels, but luckily, they have dropped during the week and are now lower than they were a week ago.
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Federated Farmers Otago president Simon Davies has welcomed a planned University of Otago study on the human impact of Mycoplasma bovis on farmers and their communities in Otago and Southland.
No matter what the weather on January 26, the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association of New Zealand's national sale will be an outdoor event.
It has taken nearly 20 years, but the wetlands of the Riverbridge Conservation Park are doing just what conservationist Russell Langdon hoped - offering a habitat environment for nature to thrive.
When most people think of Charolais, a large white cattle beast comes to mind, but the lesser-known Charollais sheep is increasingly finding a place in the competitive New Zealand market for...
Velvet marketers have reported that by mid-December about two-thirds of the anticipated 725-tonne 2018-19 crop had been harvested.
Planning for wintering systems on dairy farms in the South is a 12-month process, and not because winter is a year-round season there, DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley says.
Alzheimers South Canterbury has benefited from a highly successful dog trials event held near Pleasant Point late last year.
In a win-win situation for both the council and a local nursery owner, baleage swept along by November's flood and strewn over a rural road for months is being turned into compost.
There are many ways of taking part in this year's Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade's ''Riding High to Hawea''.
The increase of issues confronting rural New Zealand has stretched the resources of Federated Farmers which is being forced to prioritise as much as it can.
After a successful three-year programme which has included initial wilding clearance work over 60,000ha and a start made on spray control of core wilding areas, the Mid Dome Wilding Trees...
DairyNZ, the Road Transport Forum and Federated Farmers all support various aspects of the proposed changes to the employer-assisted temporary work visa settings.
Clinton farmers David and Robyn Shaw, of New Zealand Cashmere Ltd, are confident cashmere fibre could provide a lucrative, low input-cost source of extra income for farmers.
ACC will invest $22million over five years in an incentive programme to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce workplace injury.
Agriculture enthusiasts from around the Wakatipu Basin will gather in Queenstown tomorrow for the 104th annual Lake Hayes A&P Show.
The rain last Sunday raised the level of most rivers and streams in the region, but the subsequent warm weather has dropped them to good fishing levels for this weekend.