Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is back from a two-week trip to the US and EU, saying good progress has been made on trade talks.
A Southland farmer has had part of his penalty cancelled after a dirty dairying incident five years ago.
Everything had to go at a farm auction on Saturday as a prominent Dunedin farmer called time on nearly 50 years of growing produce on the Taieri Plain.
Avocado growers are having a tough run this season, with large volumes of fruit coupled with weaker than usual demand pushing down returns.
The considerable rainfall over the first few days of this week has raised the levels of all rivers and streams.
Southern meat processor Blue Sky Pastures has posted a $3.8 million after-tax profit in the year ended June 30.
One of the largest-scale organic dairying portfolios in the southern hemisphere is on the market in Southland.
A Southern livestock agent is calling time on career of more than 50 years and will celebrate with a ginger beer on his final day this Friday.
A herd of dairy bull calves with the greatest potential to breed profitable and efficient replacement heifers sold for the highest prices in New Zealand this year, their breeders say.
The Pomahaka River was once the dirtiest waterway in Otago but a ‘‘trailblazing’’ rural community is uniting to improve it.
Farmer Wilson Ronald celebrated his birthday docking sheep with his family in Western Southland last week.
In an occasional series, Shawn McAvinue travels highways in Otago and Southland and when something catches his eye, he stops for a chat with the people involved. For the first instalment he stops...
A South Canterbury husband-and-wife team are squeezing every return they can out of an organic crop, writes Tim Cronshaw.
It is great to have a residency pathway for people working on our farms, but it’s ‘‘way too late, way too slow’’, Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president David Clark says.