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New HortNZ boss to prioritise labour concerns and ‘the NZ story’

Barry O'Neil was elected by HortNZ board, replacing Julian Raine who has stood down to pursue other business interests.

15/12/2018

Kiwi helps tackle local dairy challenges in rural Africa

Imagine a rural community where fresh milk is kept cool in the shade and electricity is non-existent.

15/12/2018

Dairy and beef sectors agree on costs of M bovis eradication

After initial disagreements over the share of cost, B+LNZ and Dairy NZ have come to terms with the eradication cost split.

09/12/2018

Landcorp tax submission 'a cup of cold sick' - Nathan Guy

Landcorp has suggested to the Tax Working Party that New Zealand farmers should pay more taxes.

09/12/2018

Innovative new paddock monitoring tools

It can be a fine balancing act looking after profitability and sustainability, but the right paddock monitoring tools from Carrfields can help.

09/12/2018

New carbon calculator for farmers

The updated tool can give farmers a quick approximation of their carbon footprint.

09/12/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 9 December

We're talking St Kentigern College and Sarah Perriam getting back into kayaking.

09/12/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 8 December

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe discuss the week's biggest results and make their picks for the weekend's games.

08/12/2018

Kiwi entrepreneur develops world-first wool surfboard

NZ Merino are partnering with the kiwi entrepreneur to produce this extraordinary world first.

08/12/2018

Kiwi farmers 'not afraid to push boundaries' - UK farmer

Fifteen farmers from the United Kingdom have been travelling around New Zealand.

08/12/2018

Record high lambing a tribute to more efficient farming - B+LNZ

"We're doing a lot more with a lot less and the land is totally different."

08/12/2018

Kiwis to soon be guaranteed organic products are the real deal

Organic products made in New Zealand will soon be defined by a mandatory national standard.

08/12/2018

Prison sentence for Porirua pāua poacher 'sends a signal'

The poacher was already considered a recidivist offender.

07/12/2018

Rural police aren’t being withdrawn - Stuart Nash

The Government has come under fire for quietly scrapping plans for seven regional stations to be manned 24/7.

07/12/2018

Agri Magic helping farmers with environmental management plans

In Canterbury, all farms requiring land use consent to farm must produce an environmental plan to support it.

03/12/2018

MPI ruling around hemp feeding 'incompetent' - NZ hemp grower

The Ministry for Primary Industries has made an announcement this week that the feeding of iHemp to any animal is in breach of law.

03/12/2018

Post-Brexit butter and cheese tariffs 'unjustifiable and flawed' - DCANZ

DCANZ executive director Kimberly Crewther says that if the change in quotas goes ahead, New Zealand won't have the same trade opportunities.

03/12/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 2 December

03/12/2018

Sheep and beef farmers encouraged to prepare farm succession plan

The Red Meat Profit Partnership is encouraging farmers to seek farm succession advice with new workshops.

01/12/2018

Ciaran McMeeken performs new single 'Pure Intentions' in studio

'Pure Intentions' is out now!

01/12/2018

James Shaw on how New Zealand is tracking for environment goals

Despite rising emissions, James Shaw says there are areas where New Zealand has seen progress.

01/12/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 1 December

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe break down the week's biggest results and make their predictions for Saturday's games.

01/12/2018

Farming regulations threaten rural communities – Chris Lewis

"Local communities do go backwards because there’s been no money spent and there’s no one living there.”

01/12/2018

On-farm pasture scanner helping boost farmer returns

Farmers are taking advantage of cutting edge technology that aims to save time and boost farm returns.

26/11/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 25 November

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe offer their hot takes on the weekend's biggest sporting results.

25/11/2018

Revamped Plant & Food Research facility opens in Mt Albert

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened the new Auckland research centre this week after a lengthy redevelopment project.

25/11/2018

More overseas workers welcomed to fill labour shortage during fruit harvest

The government has increased the cap by 1,750 to 12,850 workers in the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme.

25/11/2018

Labour shortage a 'handbrake on the industry' - Nathan Guy

The National Party's primary industries spokesperson Nathan Guy discusses the increasing labour shortages.

25/11/2018

New era for Agri-Women's Development Trust

At the end of the month current general manager Lindy Nelson will leave, with new leader Lisa Sims taking over.

25/11/2018

Govt has ‘no idea’ whether farming impacts global warming - consultant

The Government’s focus on the agriculture industry in its crusade to mitigate global warming is unfair, argues a consultant.

24/11/2018