Dogs trained by K9 Medical Detection New Zealand (K9MD) are another tool to fight cancer through early detection, and Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) are getting behind the charitable trust’s work.
Southern Rural Life
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Nuffield farming scholarship programme or the Kellogg rural leadership programme will be able to do so tomorrow in Gore. An alumni networking function...
Limousins tend to be medium-sized and fine-boned, which meant they yield well, but they are an under-appreciated breed by farmers, says breeder Colin Phillips, of Tuatapere.
They sound as if they are small military detachments charged with reconnaissance, but in the case of the deer industry's advance parties (AP) they are in fact the main body of the army.
Although Jordan Moores, of Felton Road, placed second in the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year competition, he will represent the region in the national finals.
Hospice Southland (HS) is hoping southern sheep farmers will donate lambs to raise money as part of a new fundraising venture, so it can continue to provide free palliative care to southerners.
Howie Gardner has recently retired from all of his directorships, bar one, and has taken on a new and ''addictive'' pastime - using his new digger on his farm.
This year's group of Central Otago Burgundy Exchange students have already left, or will be departing for Burgundy, France, at the end of August.
One of Bridget Bell's goals was to place in the top five of this year's Southland Otago Dairy Industry awards.
Beef has been getting a bad rap - blamed for everything from increased cancer to greenhouse gas emissions by environmental and commercial influencers.
Pier Smulders, New Zealand country manager for Alibaba Group, the world's biggest online retailer with 620million monthly mobile users, has advice for agricultural exporters.
When the Mills family and their staff, of Rippon, Wanaka, woke up recently, they were inundated with congratulatory messages from around the world.
James Fox, of Invercargill, is keen to hear from any merino farmers who will allow him to practice on fleeces for his upcoming competition in Perth next month.
The importance of ''speaking up'' when feeling depressed or down, is emphasised at each of Elle Perriam's Will to Live Speak Up meetings, two of which were held in Winton and Balclutha last week.