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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.


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.


Farmers encouraged to enter environmental awards

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


A2 milk returning to supermarket shelves

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


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.


Survey: Sheep numbers fall, beef cattle up

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


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.


Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 11 August

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


Nathan Guy on trade, irrigation schemes, M bovis

National Party Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy joins Rural Exchange.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 5 August

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


Toured travel without the hassle

These days, toured travelling is the way to go.


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.


Fonterra chairman steps down after serious health scare

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


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.


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

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


Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 4 August

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Two years on from the tragic Cluden Station homestead fire

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