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.
Southern Rural Life
''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.
Every time shepherd Angel-Lee Wood attends a dog training day she picks up little more than she did from the last one.
Up to about 400 national and international Hereford cattle breeders and other enthusiasts are expected to attend the Boehringer Ingelheim World Hereford Conference in Queenstown in March next year.
Otaitai Bush 50/50 sharemilker, fifth-generation farmer and Young Farmers excellence award nominee Luke Templeton is one of three new trustees on the Southern Dairy Development Trust.
Kate Stainton-Herbert is one of the new members of the Southern Dairy Development Trust, which is a cornerstone partner in the commercial and research dairy unit, the Southern Dairy Hub, near...
As the new chairman of the Southern Dairy Development Trust, (SDDT) fourth generation farmer Tim Driscoll brings years of farming and financial experience to the role.
''Our biggest problem is knowing what the big problems are going to be,'' says Southern Demonstration Research Farm's (SDRF) general manager Louise Cook.
Losing mobile phones to the deep, smelly depths of a Portaloo will be no more at next year's Southern Field Days with construction progressing for quite possibly the country's largest toilet block.
There’s nothing like a little bit of healthy competition between friends to keep life interesting. The annual Palmerston versus Waikouaiti rugby and netball matches were played recently at the...