Within the large prize pool Logan Wallace won recently as the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year he found the solution to a cause very dear to his heart.
New Zealand's water resource has become a hot topic in recent years. Sally Rae talks to three Central Otago women who are striving to make a difference.
A high country farmer says there should be compensation for landholders affected by increasing visitor numbers.
Pay equity, stereotyping genders, women’s suffrage 125 and the elimination of discrimination against women were laid bare at the Rural Women New Zealand regional conference hosted in Ashburton on...
Bringing in workers from the Pacific Islands through the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme has meant Central Otago's horticulture employers have been able to grow their businesses.
Thousands of kilometres were clocked up when Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton hosted its annual Smiles4miles community event, offering vehicle rides to people with special needs or facing day-to-day...
I was tagging replacement heifer calves earlier this month when my smartphone vibrated. It was an email from New Zealand Young Farmers and it had an enticing subject line: New chair for NZ Young Farmers Board, writes Vanessa Robinson.
Pat Garden, of Millers Flat, along with wife Marcelle, had been a high country farmer all his life in partnership with brothers Eoin and Alan, on Avenel Station, above the Teviot Valley. He is also...
A new section of rural health has been set up at the University of Otago in order to get more health professionals working in rural areas.
Passing on years of knowledge and teaching young shepherds the art of sheep dog training is a labour of love for one Outram man.
Moving to a new area can be hard, and even harder when you don't speak the same language as your new community does.
The biggest event on every dairy farmer's calendar is finally here, writes dairy farmer and Southern Rural Life columnist Bruce Eade.
More than 120 pupils from schools throughout South Otago are now clued up about what happens with wool once it leaves the farm gate.