Aerial checks of sediment disturbance and discharges to water from farming and forestry in Otago will start this week.
Strath Taieri is a traditional farming district, best known for sheep and beef cattle. But an irrigation proposal being mooted has the potential to see it diversify into other areas, including...
From North Otago farm girl to New Zealand fashion designer – Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson finds out more about Auckland-based Tess McCone, who has just launched her own fashion label, Su’mar.
‘‘Being part of The Omega Lamb Project really gives you the best of both worlds,’’ North Otago farmer Ben Douglas says.
Will Gibson says when it comes to the potential yield from a breeding animal, size does not matter, and big is not always best.
Environmental care and protection is a topic never far from the forefront of public and media discourse.
A dry autumn helped the North Otago Irrigation Company pump out its third highest recorded volume of water to properties on its scheme since it was opened close to 14 years ago.
Fifth-generation arable farmer Hamish Marr has spent the past year immersed in academia, travelling around the world to research glyphosate use. He talks to Toni...
Government restrictions on where helicopters can fly make it difficult for hunters to find other places to hunt tahr, according to Tahr Foundation chairman Snow Hewetson.
There are fears the Government will move on to deer once it has succeeded in eradicating Himalayan tahr from two South Island national parks.
New Zealand farmer confidence may have rebounded as concerns about Covid-19 ease but it still remains deep in negative territory.
An Ashburton dairy farming company has been fined almost $300,000 for failing to ensure migrant workers understood health and safety risks.
The Department of Conservation has upset the Game Animal Council over a lack of ''meaningful consultation'' in regard to the management of Himalayan Tahr in the Southern Alps.
Ploughing stalwart John Stalker took to the field last weekend in the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club qualifying ploughing match.
The thought of being able to help people led to Gayle Litchfield joining the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust five years ago.