Farmers are being hamstrung by well-meaning but poorly targeted regulation, writes Simon Davies of Otago Federated Farmers.
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How do candidates standing for the Otago Regional Council see the future of farming in Otago? That question and others has been posed to all candidates by Southern Rural Life ahead of next month's local body election.
Entries are open for the highlight of the merino shearing year - the 58th annual Merino Shears competition.
Lamb bloat is one of the most common and heart-breaking killers of pet lambs, especially those over 2-weeks-old.
New Zealand needs to find ways to make rural communities aged-friendly, University of Otago rural health senior research fellow Fiona Doolan-Noble says.
Southland farmers took advantage of the Agrecovery ''one-stop shop'' pilot rural waste management event at Limehills last week.
Otago has slipped five places to 10th-equal in the June quarter's ASB regional economic scoreboard, with a weak labour market and retail sector being cited.
Rangiora High School's (RHS) land-based studies programme is expanding to meet the needs of a changing world.
Accessing mental health services remains a major barrier for many rural communities, Federated Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland believes.
Recent experiments in Japan measured the efficiencies of using wool carpet versus a synthetic option in two identical houses.
A concerned Kaitangata resident signalled the alarm yesterday after finding a pile of dead possums and a scattering of dead pigs on the edge of Wangaloa Rd near Kaitangata School.
Dozens of horses have been injured and at least three put down after an electrical storm some Northlanders say was the fiercest they've ever experienced.
Southern councils and environmentalists are welcoming a swath of proposed regulations aimed at cleaning New Zealand waters, but some farmers say the tighter rules will hurt the rural economy.
A swathe of regulations meant to clean New Zealand waters is not a war on farmers, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.