An investigation into the poisoning of cattle with 1080 on a King Country farm a year ago still has not been completed, leaving the owners angry over what they say is either a cover-up or buck...
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.
Growers are frustrated with the government's slow decision-making on how many overseas immigrant workers they can employ - saying their crops will be left to rot yet again.
Three young offenders at Te Maioha o Parekarangi - an Oranga Tamariki Youth ran Youth Justice residence in Rotorua - are learning how to become dairy farmers.
DairyNZ and research partners including Lincoln University are exploring flexible milking options, including variations of three milkings over two days, which some Southland dairy farms are already...
People who volunteer to sit on local committees "keep the wheels turning," in farming communities, says 90-year-old Daphne Crawford.
Augustines of Central founder and Food Award finalist Gus Hayden, of Wanaka, is bottling "nostalgia".
Southern Rural Life is running a series of columns about the various jobs available in the agriculture and horticulture sector. This week we talk to an agronomist.
There has always been a "Stuart" involved or competing in the annual Merino Shears competition during the 58 years it has been held in Alexandra.
Entries are open for the highlight of the merino shearing year - the 58th annual Merino Shears competition.
When the winners of the Central Otago Awards' business excellence award heard about their success, they were on a yacht cruising around the Greek Islands.
We take a look at what some of the key industry players are saying about the proposed freshwater changes.
A Grey Valley sphagnum moss farmer says he stands to lose $1.2 million and his livelihood if the Government pushes ahead with 'significant natural areas' to protect native forest and wetlands on...
The Government’s Action Plan for Healthy Waterways proposal includes tighter restrictions for farmers, including restrictions on land intensification, improvements to "risky" farm...
Retired stock agent Alistair Eckhoff - somewhat of a legend in Central Otago - has notched up 50 consecutive years of wool-classing this season.
Celebrity Treasure Island co-host Matt Chisholm has announced he is giving up life on camera, for life on farm with his family in Central Otago.
At least 40 North Otago meat workers at Oamaru Meats Ltd are facing an uncertain future after the company shut down almost all processing from today.
Lamb bloat is one of the most common and heart-breaking killers of pet lambs, especially those over 2-weeks-old.