Rural

Drivers of electric vehicles may soon lose their ‘range anxiety’

Drivers of electric vehicles won't have to worry so much about running out of juice for much longer.

19/07/2018

What's happening in Australia's farming scene?

Rural journalist Stephen Cooke says it is so bad for sheep and beef farmers across the ditch, many are considering selling out.

15/07/2018

New national forest policy proposed by industry group

A new national policy has been presented to the government in an effort to help create long-term strategies for forest development.

15/07/2018

Whey-based milk replacer the best bet for calving

As calving starts to get underway around the country, farmers need to look at the rumen development in a dairy calf.

15/07/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 15 July

Arguments about the football world cup, and controversial rowing opinions from Hamish - all in this sports wrap.

15/07/2018

Tractor sales up more than 25 percent on last year

Sales of tractors are up more than 25 percent on this time last year and all sectors are showing buoyancy.

15/07/2018

Home & Garden: In case you missed it

Here's a look back at RadioLIVE's Home & Garden for July 14th & 15th, 2018.

15/07/2018

Rangitikei farmer using social media to showcase best in NZ farming

Morrison Farming is a family owned and operated agri-business that creates positive conversations online around the best in New Zealand farming.

15/07/2018

Bridging the rural-urban divide in schools

DairyNZ is behind a project pairing up 150 schools to create empathy and real-world connections between rural and urban kids.

15/07/2018

Sheep and beef farms make up majority of native vegetation

A recent report shows almost a quarter of New Zealand’s remaining native vegetation cover is on sheep and beef farms.

15/07/2018

Warmer Kiwi Homes initiative will make a dry, healthy New Zealand - Green Party

The Greens are wanting to deliver warm, dry, healthy homes while they are in government.

14/07/2018

TeenAg winners the future of Young Farmers

St. Bede's College students Angus Grant and Nick O'Connor were this year's TeenAg winners.

14/07/2018

Farmers reminded that animal welfare includes basic needs

The NZVA says behaviour that fails to protect the welfare of animals also applies to situations where animals' basic needs are not met.

14/07/2018

Ashburton trots hosting 'morale booster' this weekend

Who could say no to a cheap, easy and relaxed day at the trots on Sunday afternoon?

14/07/2018

Optimising production with metabolisable energy

When we allocate feed for our animals, quantity and quality is obviously important.

14/07/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 14 July

An abysmal Hurricanes get dealt a psychological blow by the Chiefs in last night's clash.

14/07/2018

Lifestyle farmers urged to take biosecurity precautions

Lifestyle farmers may not be the first to come to mind for biosecurity risks, but they are certainly being urged to take precautions.

14/07/2018

Farmers ‘frustrated’ with animal welfare claims fired at pork industry

NZ Pork calls Farmwatch's video footage misleading, where mating stalls are insinuated to be compromising animal welfare.

14/07/2018

Behind the unflattering reviews of Gore Motor Camp

Online reviews suggest there could be an unflattering side to one of Gore’s only camping grounds.

11/07/2018

Horticulture NZ putting levy to a vote

The levy currently funds areas including biosecurity, resource management and labour requirements.

08/07/2018

Positive effects to come from climate change workshops

Eight workshops held around New Zealand have been informing farmers of research and policies being conducted to reduce emissions.

08/07/2018

Canterbury farmer takes out Farm Management Project award

Joshua Brook took home the prestigious Rabobank Farm Management Project award for 2018.

08/07/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Sunday 8th July

Richard Loe and Hamish McKay discuss everything from the FIFA World Cup to the latest Super Rugby results.

08/07/2018

Sick of the winter blues? Bali could cheer you up

Through the cold winters nights it’s great to dream of a warmer place to have a much needed break.

08/07/2018

Rural jobs could be cut by 30% in the next 12 years

However, the labour skill set required to drive machinery and make winter feed may be more of a concern with the number of people wanting to do these.

08/07/2018

New arable chair for Federated Farmers

Karen Williams has been voted in as the first woman to lead the federation's arable sector.

08/07/2018

Logan Wallace crowned Young Farmer of the Year

The Waipahi sheep farmer convincingly beat six other finalists.

08/07/2018

Rural Sports Wrap: Saturday 7th July

Hamish won't let us forget he picked Belgium to perform well in the FIFA World Cup, and a big Crusaders win has Loey happy.

07/07/2018

Damien O'Connor to introduce 'country of origin' labelling himself if necessary

We catch up with the busy Damien O'Connor to discuss COO labelling, MPI payouts and M.Bovis updates.

07/07/2018

Air NZ fake meat burger 'a bit bizarre' - Beef+Lamb NZ boss

News that Air NZ will serve a US-made fake meat burger has caused a stir on social media, with some even making calls to boycott the carrier.

07/07/2018