Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson with her possum fur phone cover.

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

Lions led by donkeys: Peters

NZ First leader and Northland MP Winston Peters makes a point of reminding people he is the only major party leader who ...

Winston Peters pushed all the right buttons in his play for the rural vote.

Future of farming pure fantasy

Farming crickets? Lyn Webster says she would rather milk cows.

Northland dairy farmer Lyn Webster is unimpressed by What Next's predictions.

Dairy farm best in business

Dairy Business of the Year supreme winners Sibylle and Andrew Sulzberger share a tender moment.

New Zealand's top dairy farming business is run by the Sulzberger family in Taranaki.

First woman at the top

Katie Milne, the newly voted national president of Federated Farmers on her Rotomanu, West Coast farm.

Katie Milne is the new face of Federated Farmers, and is the first woman to hold the role.

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opinion

Labour's unhappy interns

Former Labour fixer Matt McCarten

OPINION: Labour has made a hash of its scheme to import young interns to help run its election campaign, and its timing was exquisite. Just when it was making serious trouble for National over the de-Barclay, as it's now called, Labour reveals its own scandal. Thanks, Matt McCarten. Once again you've raised doubts about your reputation as a fixer and campaigner of genius.

Common themes to global challenge

Nuffield scholar Ryan O'Sullivan shares his observations after exploring the state of global agriculture.

Future of farming pure fantasy

Wool's story deserves to be told

Field days

A Fieldays roadie

A sight that never fails to thrill Brad Markham. Overlooking the Fieldays agricultural expo at Mystery Creek.

Opinion: There are never enough hours in the day when you visit Fieldays.

Tractor Pull thrills

Modified tractors, the farming equivalent of boy racers, delighted spectators at Mystery Creek.

British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Jonathan Sinclair at Fieldays.

British back at Fieldays

The British were back at Fieldays for the first time in 17 years.

dairy

Dairy farm best in the business

Dairy Business of the Year supreme winners Sibylle and Andrew Sulzberger share a tender moment.

New Zealand's top dairy farming business is run by the Sulzberger family in Taranaki.

Farmers elect new dairy chairman

Federated Farmers have a new national dairy chairman.

Fonterra collected 1526 million kilograms of milk solids off its farms for the 2016-17 season.

Fonterra dairy volumes fall

Last year's wet spring helped push Fonterra milk volumes back by 3 per cent.

advice

Positive signs for good lambing

South Canterbury farmers are hoping for a good scanning over the next few weeks.

Everything is pointing to a good lambing, but farmers nervously wait for scanning time.

New immigration policy will help farmers

Dairy farmers in regions such as Southland where there is a shortage of workers and it is difficult to attract and retain employees, will have continued access to migrant labour after following the introduction of Immigration New Zealand's new policy.

Federated farmers Dairy Industry Group chairman Andrew Hoggard says farmers need to be aware of their obligations when ...

Rules for bobby calves

There has been a lot of talk around the bobby calf regulations - and some confusion as well.

aquaculture

Oyster farmers' future uncertain video

The flat oysters were transferred to the Foveaux Freighter to be taken to Bluff.

As MPI prepares to take 4000 tonnes of Bluff oysters to the tip, companies that farm them say they'll go out of business.

Salmon fight could continue

Relocation opponents in Marlborough consider next steps if minister backs salmon farm proposal.

Federated Farmers believed in "local solutions for local problems," based on sound data when it came to tackling ...

Feds quizz Labour on water policy

Federated Farmers question the feasibility of Labour's freshwater quality policy.

beef

Te Mania's record $1m-plus bull sales

The Wilding family before the sale with PGG Wrightson Livestock Agent

The Wildings of Conway Flat brought in more than $1m from their bull sale.

Herefords attract big bids at Koanui

Well-informed beef fanciers were drawn to Maraetotara in Hawke's Bay to bid at the Chesterman family's Koanui Polled Hereford Stud bull sale.

WorkSafe New Zealand says many of the woodlots on farmland were planted on steep ground which made harvesting these ...

Woodlots dangerous for farmers

It's not worth the risk for farmers to harvest woodlots on steep hill country, WorkSafe says.

Sheep

Wool's story deserves to be told

Waikato Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman Chris Irons says farmers need to ask themselves what they are doing ...

 Chris Irons says there is no product more 'Kiwi' than wool.

Woodlots dangerous for farmers

It's not worth the risk for farmers to harvest woodlots on steep hill country, WorkSafe says.

Simon Cameron has consent to take water for the hydro canal that bisects Ben Ohau station for irrigation.

Big country, big changes

Ever since humans arrived they've been changing Mackenzie Country, says a family who've been there since 1891.

cropping

US-owned grain facility planned

A palm kernel storage shed near Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth.

Multinational US food processor to set up storage and distribution facility in Taranaki.

Record kiwifruit orchard sale

People have been taking bets on when it would happen - an orchard has sold for over $1m a hectare.

The Scott family, from left to right, Henry, Annabelle, Fiona, Paul  and Megan of Matatoki Hereford Stud.

Small hereford stud takes big strides

Matatoki Stud is on an upward spiral, having won supreme champion hereford bull at the Beef Expo.

agribusiness

Hunt on for produce poisoners

Two orchard sites in Kerikeri have been sprayed with Calypso spray, a potentially harmful substance.

About $240K of kiwifruit dumped after hazardous chemical sprayed at orchard.

Te Mania's record $1m-plus bull sales

The Wildings of Conway Flat brought in more than $1m from their bull sale.

A palm kernel storage shed near Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth.

US-owned grain facility planned

Multinational US food processor to set up storage and distribution facility in Taranaki.

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

Feds president: capable, direct

Katie Milne on her Rotomanu, West Coast farm..

Federated Farmers newly elected national president is a popular choice for the top job.

Good money in shearing sheds

OPINION: There are plenty of career options down on the farm.

Katie Milne, the newly voted national president of Federated Farmers on her Rotomanu, West Coast farm.

First woman at the top in 118 years

Katie Milne is the new face of Federated Farmers, and is the first woman to hold the role.

Video

Auckland's combustible buildings

Anger among residents of Auckland apartment high-rise identified as having Grenfell Tower combustible cladding.

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