Each month Southern Rural Life catches up with a young person, out there and getting among it all. This week we talk to Isabelle Guise and Dashane Du Plessis
From the cosy, warm seat of a salesman’s ute to the hard but satisfying graft of physical labour, these days the transition is often the other way around but, as Nick Terry proves, there is...
It seems somewhat contradictory to talk about mental health and how one can get through one’s demons without talking about it. Alice Scott talked to Laura Douglas about her mental health journey.
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.
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.
Mid Canterbury arable farmer Randal Hanrahan has been elected to the Irrigation New Zealand board of directors.
Border Leicester sheep breeders Mark and Robyn Copland took out the coveted Dakins Ambassador of the Year title at the New Zealand Agricultural Show.
Buyers from across New Zealand are expected to make a pilgrimage to the Hakataramea Valley next month.
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.
From small beginnings, Strath Taieri farmers Andrew and Lynnore Templeton have developed a business model to be economically sound, allowing for successful succession.
Ricardo Barcia is passionate about wool and the wool industry, and wants to learn more about fleece preparation before he returns home to Uruguay in March.
Graeme Nicholls was in his late 60s, retired from a career in engineering, and had not long relocated back to the South Island after more than 30 years living in Northland.
When 2019 Zanda McDonald Award joint winners Shannon Landmark and Luke Evans visited Omarama last week, it truly was a flying visit.
Each issue Southern Rural Life catches up with a local mum to find out what it means to bring kids up the ‘‘Southern way’’.
Southern Rural Life asks Ollie Knowles, who is DairyNZ’s new Regional Leader Southland, some Leading Questions.
World champion Central Otago woolhandler Pagan Karauria has completed an historic sequence of three major wins.