Ricardo Barcia is passionate about wool and the wool industry, and wants to learn more about fleece preparation before he returns home to Uruguay in March.
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Graeme Nicholls was in his late 60s, retired from a career in engineering, and had not long relocated back to the South Island after more than 30 years living in Northland.
Milking once a day year-round has both environmental and financial benefits, Dipton dairy farmer Jim Andrew says.
Four women shearers, including one from Mataura, are aiming to set the first four-stand, lamb shearing world record in Turangi in January.
World champion Central Otago woolhandler Pagan Karauria has completed an historic sequence of three major wins.
Southern Rural Life asks Ollie Knowles, who is DairyNZ’s new Regional Leader Southland, some Leading Questions.
Each issue Southern Rural Life catches up with a local mum to find out what it means to bring kids up the ‘‘Southern way’’.
A food donation initiative has taken off in the rural town of Middlemarch recently as a groundswell of volunteers and donations stream in.
Nic McEwan was destined for a career in contracting. He spent his childhood on the bank of Te Anau’s Upukerora River watching diggers and trucks; these days he’s a driven businessman with a...
Two years ago, Lawrence farmers Julie and Murray Hellewell decided to seize the day and find their own answer to the dire state of New Zealand's strong wool industry.
''Give us a fair go'' is the message farmers will be asking for when they descend upon Wellington's Civic Square tomorrow afternoon.
When Patearoa Romney breeder Janine Smith exhibits eight rams at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch this week, she is hoping for a repeat performance.
''Staying Positive - changing your mindset in uncertain times'' was the title of two gatherings run by Beef + Lamb New Zealand last week.
Two tonnes of Central Otago Boer goat meat was shipped from New Zealand recently to appear on the menus of three planned specialist restaurants in Korea.
As one of five new Nuffield Scholarship recipients, sheep, beef and dairy farmer Ed Pinckney, of Manapouri, will be spending several months overseas next year exploring different farming operations.
The pressures of the modern world are taking their toll on the mental state of the country’s young people. Alice Scott talks to a young rural lad who has been through it and come out the other side.
Hi, I'm Philippa and I am the cook on Otematata Station. Our children Flora (4) and Evelyn (2) are the sixth generation to enjoy this wonderful place we call our home.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker welcomed last week's announcement of more 4G services in Southland and Otago.
Frustrating but uncontrollable. Three words that have been uttered often by farmers in the region as wet and cold weather has consistently hammered the regions through the spring.