Most Canterbury farmers have farm environment plans, and only a small minority - largely individual farmers - are dragging the chain.
Central Rural Life
The past season has been hailed a success for the Lincoln University Dairy Farm.
Fewer lambs are expected in Canterbury this spring.
The success of an earlier book on drovers has prompted Timaru author Ruth Entwistle Low to write another, this time on shearers.
Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML) chief executive Ben Curry has left the top job just short of 12 years in the role to lead McGrath Nurseries in Cambridge.
Farmers will be able to drop off chemical containers and other waste material at a one-stop shop in Geraldine next month.
Making sure the next generation of motorbike and quad bike users are up to scratch with bike safety and knowledge is par for the course in agriculture study at Ashburton College.
The Talbot Forest Cheese brand and the property, plant and equipment of the Temuka site have been purchased by Synlait.
Terry Taylor has just turned 84 but the semi-retired Pleasant Point farmer is not slowing down any time soon.
Jeremy Savage is enjoying working with the Lincoln University dairy farm.
An Oxford dairy farming family has shown how plantings can improve biodiversity on farm.
A children's book by a North Canterbury author has been a winner far beyond its target audience.
Worker buses for Oceania Dairy staff travelling from Timaru and Oamaru to the plant near Glenavy have been working well, the company says.
The mild winter means milk supplies will be flowing later this season.
''Who's going to hit me between the eyes next?'
Fonterra's plan to cut back on its coal use means it will not power a boiler to be built at the company's Studholme site, in South Canterbury.
The cost of food production is set to increase as New Zealand's agricultural industry faces scrutiny in trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Young North Canterbury viticulturist Zoe Marychurch is bound for the national Young Viticulturist of the Year contest after winning the South Island leg earlier this month.
The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
The South Canterbury Rural Support Trust has a new chairman.