Rural on RadioLIVE

Update on East Coast rural property market

Richard Loe visits the Poverty Bay A&P Show where it's more about the people than selling property for Bayleys Real Estate.

14/10/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 14 October

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe discuss the weekend's biggest sporting results.

14/10/2018

Government promises improved water quality in five years

By 2020, new regulations will be in place to prevent freshwater degradation and protect our waterways, the Environment Minister says.

14/10/2018

Hinterland Foods wins Virgin's 'Got Beef' contract

Hinterland Foods' entry stood out after herding a whole field of cattle into the shape of a giant 'Virgin' logo.

14/10/2018

Online calculators offer easy way to measure farm performance

Key Performance Indicators have been developed in conjunction with a group of industry professionals and farmers.

13/10/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 13 October

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe cover all hottest sports results from international tests to the Heartland Cup.

13/10/2018

The importance of the Poverty Bay A&P Show for Larsen Sawmilling

Richard Loe caught up with the owner of Larsen Sawmilling at the Poverty Bay A&P Show.

13/10/2018

Poverty Bay A&P Show celebrates 'thriving' region

There is a huge community in the Poverty Bay organisation, with 40 voluntary committee members.

13/10/2018

Beef + Lamb Innovation Award winners at Poverty Bay A&P Show

Rural Exchange host Richard Loe catches up with 2018 Beef + Lamb Innovation Award winners Rob & Sandra Faulkner.

13/10/2018

Beef + Lamb NZ ‘already on the bus’ for Government water quality plan

“The reality is Beef + Lamb is already on the bus in relation to water quality."

13/10/2018

Campaign aims to get rural men to speak up about depression

A university student is taking aim at improving mental health education for young rural males in New Zealand.

13/10/2018

Seaweed diet could lessen the stink of cow burps

Scientists say a special diet for cows could help thwart damaging greenhouse gases they burp into the atmosphere every day.

11/10/2018

Research ‘heavily’ underway to reduce NZ’s food production footprint

Jacinda Ardern addressed how the Government plans to tackle its emission targets for 2050.

09/10/2018

Early signs look good for Mycoplasma bovis eradication - farmer

But he said the Government's response has been "slow" and "frustrating" to eradication efforts.

09/10/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 7 October

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe break down the week's biggest results, and look forward to Saturday's big games.

07/10/2018

Celebrating the life of Kiwi cartoonist Murray Ball

An "exciting" Rural Day event will be held in Feilding to celebrate the life of Footrot Flats creator Murray Ball.

07/10/2018

New wool working group meets

A new Wool Working Group has met to discuss how they’ll create a more sustainable model and earn more profits.

07/10/2018

The outlook for PGG Wrightson

PGG Wrightson chief executive Ian Glasson joined RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange to discuss its latest annual report.

07/10/2018

Tips for machinery this spring

Keeping your gear functional this spring and into summer.

07/10/2018

Gene editing potential for NZ's primary industries

Removing allergens from milk and making mānuka plants disease-resistant are just some potential future uses of "gene editing".

07/10/2018

UK journalist aims to improve how rural issues are reported

A British journalist is visiting New Zealand to help improve the way agriculture is reported in the media.

06/10/2018

Water quality report ‘heartening’ for farmers – Nathan Guy

National’s agriculture spokesperson has applauded the latest water quality report for the effort made by New Zealand farmers.

06/10/2018

Why farms should care about their ‘social license to farm’

A public relations specialist is warning farmers of the increasing relevance for businesses to operate in a way that is approved by their communities.

06/10/2018

Hundreds expected at ‘Beyond Bovis’ seminar

Hundreds of farmers and rural professionals are expected to attend the inaugural ‘Beyond Bovis’ seminar in Hamilton later this month.

06/10/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 6 October

Hamish McKay and Richard Loe break down the week's biggest results, and look forward to Saturday's big games.

06/10/2018

Farmlands and FarmIQ launch new Health & Safety app

SafeFarm is designed to help New Zealand's primary sector improve its poor Health and Safety record.

01/10/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 30 September

RadioLIVE's Hamish McKay and Richard Loe look ahead to the big sports matches coming up.

30/09/2018

MPI begin second round of M. bovis milk testing

MPI has now performed at least one round of testing across more than 10,000 dairy properties in New Zealand.

30/09/2018

Farmer confidence report is 'bloody rubbish' - Damien O'Connor

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor is unimpressed by the latest Rabobank report which shows a drop in rural confidence.

30/09/2018

Viral music video spotlights drought-affected farmers in Australia

Country music singer Brad Cox has released the video for his single that highlights the effects drought has on Australian farmers.

30/09/2018