Flagstaff Alpacas owner and breeder Andy Nailard, of Dunedin, still believes it is possible he will eventually see farmed alpacas roaming across the hills of Otago and Southland as part of a viable fibre industry.
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The Mossburn Volunteer Fire Brigade's six female firefighters feature in the 2010 New Zealand Female Firefighter calendar, which was launched recently.
It is claimed that the son's wife or the daughter's boyfriend could potentially be one of the biggest threats to the family farm.
Research in the United Kingdom has shown that veterinarians there are up to four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population and twice as likely than other healthcare professionals.
Clare Hislop is a veterinarian, running her own practice, The Pet Doctor (formerly Main Street Vets) in Alexandra, Central Otago.
New Zealand strong-wool growers have a story to tell the world and it's one yarn the chairwoman of new wool company, Wool Partners International, is absolutely determined it will hear.
Rangiora-based mohair exporter Chris Sundstrum says while mohair prices seem to be resisting the economic downturn, the same can not be said about other goat fibre.
Goat farmers have won the chance to say yes or no to the proposal that Meat & Wool New Zealand continues to collect levies and fund programmes to further the interests of their industry.
Police are questioning about a dozen inmates over the killing of a prisoner at the country's top security jail.
Firefighters are tackling a growing tussock fire north of Taupo, stretching local fire services that need to look after their own tinder-dry patches before they can even think about sending crews to help fire-ravaged Australia.