New animal welfare regulations are to be introduced on October 1.
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Although many people think a forestry site would be filled with blokes with chainsaws swung over their backs, that’s no longer the case. Reporter Ella Stokes caught up with Tony Gamble, from...
Kiwi farmers are being urged to check safety measures around farmhouses and effluent ponds after the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy on Saturday on the West Coast.
Eleven dairy cows were electrocuted when lines on an ageing power pole broke and fell onto live 400 volt lines sparking concerns unmaintained lines across Northland could kill again.
A lack of concern for the environment from ''corporate farm owners'' in Southland and Otago is of ''huge concern'' to anglers and farmers alike, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers says.
Farmers ‘‘misusing’’ the Otago Central Rail Trail have been slammed by the Department of Conservation and Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust.
A sheep shot through the head near Dunedin has made a stunning recovery and continues to raise her three lambs.
The latest livestock killings on the Taieri have local farmers "scared stiff", as those responsible for mass stock shootings earlier this year remain at large.
A Southland farm's "Kiwi as" animal transporter has warmed the hearts of New Zealanders after an image of the "Lambulance" was posted online.
A new online programme for farmers and shearers aimed at reducing injuries in the woolshed will improve productivity and safety for everyone who works in the sheds, Southland farmer Bronwyn...
Aquaculture and salmon husbandry, sounds exciting but what about working outdoors where you may have to work alongside dolphins, sharks or even kiwis?
Venture Southland is working with Immigration New Zealand to run two workshops for southern farmers and other migrant worker employers next week.
In addition to the usual suspects - including rabbits, possums, mustelids, feral cats, gorse and broom - Environment Southland's proposed new pest management plan includes additional regulations...
Rural women's access to health services will become easier and less stressful once a new mobile health service arrives in the region in mid-December.
Environment Canterbury has tested a new tool in its fight to stop the spread of wallabies this winter.
A virus has cut Otago rabbit numbers by an average of 34%, but it is still less effective than some farmers expected.
Rich lister and New Zealand Business Hall of Fame member Peter Masfen CNZM has been ordered to restore land on his Wanaka property disturbed by cultivation.
Mother and daughter Shirley and Fliss Grant claimed the supreme champion black huacaya alpaca title with their 32-month-old NZ Black Magic Black Knight, which has ''never been beaten'' at the colourbration show.