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Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 12 August

Richard Loe and Hamish McKay debate their top picks for the All Blacks first-five spot.

13/08/2018

Cornwall Park: A working farm in central Auckland

For more than 150 years, Cornwall Park farm has occupied the land around Auckland's One Tree Hill.

12/08/2018

Farmers encouraged to enter environmental awards

Farmers and growers are being encouraged to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards for 2018-19.

12/08/2018

A2 milk returning to supermarket shelves

A2 milk is now available under the Anchor brand after a partnership with Fonterra was announced last week.

12/08/2018

Apple & stonefruit growers taking legal action against MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a directive ordering the destruction of 48,000 apple and stonefruit plants.

12/08/2018

Survey: Sheep numbers fall, beef cattle up

Results from the annual stock number survey have been released by Beef + Lamb NZ.

12/08/2018

Taihape farmers respond to Virgin Australia's call for Kiwi meat

Hinterland Foods has launched an appeal to have Virgin Australia serve their meat on flights.

11/08/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 11 August

Rowing NZ accused of bullying culture, golf, All Blacks and Rugby League.

11/08/2018

Nathan Guy on trade, irrigation schemes, M bovis

National Party Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy joins Rural Exchange.

11/08/2018

Canterbury water project to carry on after Govt pulls funding

A meeting this week has resulted in the Hurunui Water Projects in North Canterbury being approved to continue.

11/08/2018

Bayleys Country celebrates success at annual conference

Lower volumes of farm sales were the norm during the early winter period of June, but horticulture sales are now shining.

11/08/2018

Alternative tree species prevent erosion on steep hill country

The New Zealand Farm Forestry Association (NZFFA) have released a new report on alternative plantation forest species.

11/08/2018

Waimea dam ‘absolutely critical’ to avoid drought

An irrigation spokesperson says the controversial Waimea dam is critical for horticulture and urban water supply, despite Thursday’s protests.

11/08/2018

Australian drought should be declared national emergency – Aussie journalist

Australian farmers are calling it the worst drought in living memory – and they’re not entirely wrong.

11/08/2018

Fonterra shareholders ‘blindsided' – Federated Farmers

Fonterra’s decision to not pay a dividend for the rest of the year has “blindsided” shareholders, says Federated Farmers.

11/08/2018

And the winner of the Gold Coast trip is...

Thanks to all who entered a family trip to The Gold Coast thanks to Allied Petroleum.

Food production bigger issue than climate change - scientist

A Fielding soil scientist says the world needs to prepare for growth in food production demand, as the global population rises.

05/08/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 5 August

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe wrap up all the biggest sporting results from the weekend.

05/08/2018

Toured travel without the hassle

These days, toured travelling is the way to go.

05/08/2018

Honey jar stings fake manuka products

Fake products claiming to be manuka will be stung thanks to a new elaborate jar designed by a Kiwi company.

05/08/2018

Fonterra chairman steps down after serious health scare

The decision has come as a shock to the Fonterra shareholders council.

04/08/2018

Fungus resistance causing drop in crop yields, says specialist

New Zealand growers are starting to see decreased crop yields due to fungal diseases that affect wheat and barley.

04/08/2018

What it's like to drive the largest tractor in the world

A new Fendt 1050 500 horsepower tractor has arrived in New Zealand.

04/08/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 4 August

Darts, Super Rugby, rural footy and a bit of league chat all in this sports wrap!

04/08/2018

Red meat sector urged to take cue from Seafood NZ’s new narrative

New Zealand’s red meat sector has been advised to take a cue from the seafood industry to improve its story for consumers.

04/08/2018

MyFarm’s $17m hop offer takes aim at growing craft beer scene

MyFarm has launched a $17.64 million investment into what will become New Zealand’s largest hop garden.

04/08/2018

Hawke’s Bay food producers win battle to remain GM-free

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazelhurst says it's all about the brand of the region.

04/08/2018

Sarah Perriam named finalist for 2018 Women of Influence Awards

New Zealand’s most inspiring and successful women are nominated every year for the prestigious awards.

03/08/2018

Creating happy succession plans for your farm

It's important to get your ducks in a row in preparation for the future succession of your farm.

29/07/2018

Two years on from the tragic Cluden Station homestead fire

Ben Purvis is this week's Character of the Country.

29/07/2018