A project to help a thousand Southland farmers and growers to make the changes required to lift their environmental sustainability got a support from the Government today.
Central Otago’s varied weather this has not hampered cherry orchardists as the season kicks into gear.
Identifying regional appellations for New Zealand red meat — much like the global wine industry — has been suggested in a report on shaping the future of the red meat sector.
For the first time this season most waters in Otago are fishable, rivers and streams have dropped rapidly over the last week due to high temperatures and wind.
A five-auction winning streak was broken in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction as the headline index fell 0.5%.
Unregistered raw milk suppliers have been ordered to stop selling their products after a year-long investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
AgResearch is refusing to answer questions about its commitment to keeping key staff at Invermay, as concern mounts that staff at the Dunedin research campus are being kept in the dark.
A suspension to the China market has been lifted on Oamaru Meats Ltd (OML) and the company has begun trying to re-recruit seasonal workers and suppliers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says an Auckland chicken farm where almost 200,000 birds died did not proactively tell it that anything had happened.
Hard yakka on the rugby paddock translates well to the hard yakka on the farm paddock. Alice Scott caught up with incoming Mitre 10 Cup Otago rugby coach Tom Donnelly and his wife Jacque.
If you are at a rural event, a social gathering, a workshop or even a game of golf in Southland or South Otago, there might just be someone there from the Rural Southern Wellness Activity Team ...
Emily Agnew (16) does not live on a farm, but she is so passionate about dairy farming that she regularly borrows calves to take them to shows to compete in handler competitions.
Farm manager Brendon Wilson did not mince words when he talked to a group of high school teachers last week visiting as part of a group called Teachers Day Out.
Life has taken on a new perspective for stock manager Leo Hamilton after a mystery illness put him in the intensive care unit at Dunedin Hospital with no eyesight nor any feeling below his nose.
Getting children on to farms is one of the aspirations of a new partnership between Canterbury’s two universities.
Strong commodity prices are not enough to make farmers happy, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says.