Supporting industry, personal development and a sense of duty are some of the reasons to take their volunteer work to the next level, according to guest speakers at the recent Women in Arable meeting.
Central Rural Life
Ashleigh Foley has been receiving ''a bit of banter'' from her clubmates since being chosen for the National Fieldays' Rural Catch competition.
North Canterbury farmer Roscoe Taggart believes continuous innovation is vital for sustainable arable farming.
National Lamb Day was celebrated on May 24 at the place where New Zealand's frozen meat industry began 137 years ago - Totara Estate.
Children from two North Otago schools helped to plant out a stretch of land near the mouth of the Kakanui River on Thursday. Twenty-five Maheno School pupils got started, then were joined by a...
Concerns of highly productive farmland being sold and turned into forestry are being voiced for parts of South Canterbury, North Canterbury and Otago, a Wairarapa lobby group says.
New Zealand wool took centre stage at the Rangiora Showgrounds on Saturday, May 11.
An Oxford goat breeder is used to juggling goats and students.
The weather may have frowned upon the Little Rakaia Boating Club's fundraising gala last month, but the event was still deemed a success.
North Otago farmers have raised more than $64,000 for charity while growing great fodder for their livestock.
Rural women are underpaid and undervalued despite their multiple contributions to their farm, family, home and community, Fiona Gower says.
An Oamaru secondary school pupil will represent New Zealand in a transtasman equestrian competition.
An idea from the ancient Incas has inspired Waimate man Tom Williams to develop a system he believes could be an affordable solution for farmers dealing with dairy effluent.
North Otago farmers are urged to show their sector in a positive light during winter grazing.
Winning the National Dairy Manager of the Year award was a pleasant surprise for Matt Redmond.
Three Canterbury farmers are among the finalists for this year's New Zealand Ewe Hogget Competition.
If the Government wants to build more houses with KiwiBuild, why not put New Zealand wool carpets in them, as well as in schools and hospitals?
Birds of a feather will flock to the Rangiora Showgrounds pavilion this weekend.
Suggestions North Canterbury dryland cereal growers produced larger yields than irrigators may be exaggerated, local industry leaders say.
Ploughmen Bob Mehrtens, of Timaru, and Scott McKenzie, of Clinton, will represent New Zealand in the World Ploughing Championships in Russia next year.