Clandeboye's $240million mozzarella plant is on target for commissioning in May.
Central Rural Life
The future of the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme was still unknown last week.
Rural sector businesses are yet to see any major spending increases, but there are some positive signs.
North Otago's well-known Jersey benne potatoes are finally in full harvest, in time for Christmas.
South Canterbury freezing works are at capacity, providing a pre-Christmas boost for the region's economy.
A farming consultant's claim to have discovered both the cause of and cure for Mycoplasma bovis has been dismissed by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
It is too soon to say whether the latest cattle confirmed with Mycoplasma bovis will be culled.
Deer farmers are embracing new industry standards, with many adopting ''clean zones'' for velvet production.
Pastures containing plantain and Italian ryegrass could help reduce nitrogen leaching without compromising productivity.
What a difference a year makes.
South Canterbury Rural Support Trust has experienced one of its busiest years in recent history.
Cattle culling is continuing on the South Canterbury dairy farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
Farmers across Canterbury and the Waitaki are urged to be prepared, as some experience their driest November since records began.
The company behind the stalled Hunter Downs irrigation scheme will decide next week whether to go ahead or return funds to its shareholders.
Farmers are being asked to watch where their irrigation water goes - and keep it off the roads.
While the new potato season is being celebrated in a national campaign, North Otago's Jersey Benne harvest has hardly begun.
Business development programmes for women involved in sheep and beef farming are expanding to new locations next year.
Briar Swanson has landed a cadetship, giving her farming career a welcome boost.
A cold, wet winter is paying off for at least one South Canterbury berry grower.
Waitaki Valley vineyards escaped the ''weather bomb'' that threatened the industry in Central Otago this month.