This year’s harvest of North Otago’s acclaimed Jersey Benne new potatoes has finally begun in earnest, after wet weather delayed picking.
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Stock agents wore ties in John Carter's day. And smart jackets.
It has been a quieter year for live cattle exports from New Zealand.
The passing of country-of-origin labelling legislation is not about protectionism, Horticulture NZ board member and South Canterbury grower Tony Howey says.
Waiau has marked some milestones in its recovery from the November 2016 earthquake.
MPI wants all New Zealanders to follow the lead of an Oamaru man who had ‘‘the nous and foresight’’ to take the appropriate action after finding brown marmorated stink bugs, potentially saving the...
Alex Butler-Baird (15, left), of Timaru, and Abby Ross (14), of Duntroon, show off the local produce that started the Waimate Strawberry Fare.
Farmer welfare is behind the push from a group of Mid Canterbury farmers dealing with Mycoplasma bovis phased eradication, who have set up an online farmer-to-farmer support group.
A total of 90 GPs have been recruited overseas to fill vacancies in rural areas around the country next year in what the NZ Rural General Practice Network says is a serious shortage.
The North Otago vet who raised the alarm about Mycoplasma bovis has received national recognition.
Rural life coach Frances Beeston has taken on the role of Rural Support Trust (RST) Mid Canterbury welfare co-ordinator for the Mycoplasma bovis response.
Methven arable farmer Hamish Marr is Mid Canterbury's latest Nuffield New Zealand scholar.
Hook farmer Guy Wigley has replaced Peter Mitchell as the North Otago and South Canterbury representative on the Foundation for Arable Research (Far).
Crowds flocked to Canterbury Agricultural Park for the New Zealand Agricultural Show earlier this month.
While Mycoplasma bovis was on the minds of many from the rural community, New Zealand Agricultural Show president Tim Black, of Timaru, says it did not impact on the show, which was a great success.
Police constable Richard van Asch says cattle are easier to manage than people.
Small is big for a North Canterbury dairy farming family.
Jim Sidey was back in the winner's circle at the New Zealand Agricultural Show on November 14 to 16.
Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show.
The New Zealand Agricultural Show brought all things rural to Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch last week. Central Rural Life journalist David Hill went along to capture some of the action.