$60k for moving stream

The stream was diverted into the constructed channel (centre) from its natural course (shown by the natural vegetation).

He dug a 430 metre trench to divert a stream, then claimed nature did it.

Infant formula directors at odds

Carrickmore chief executive Chris Claridge being interviewed by Chinese TV.

"Virulent" accusations followed a breakdown between the two directors of infant formula maker Carrickmore.

Seeka profit rises 92 per cent

Seeka Kiwifruit CEO Michael Franks.

Bumper kiwifruit and avocado seasons have paid off for Seeka Kiwifruit.

He didn't amend his ways

Thousands of workers are needed to service the growing Marlborough wine industry each year.

He was warned, but a Marlborough labour contractor was back to underpaying staff within a year.

Illegal water use stemmed

Forest & Bird have challenged the veracity of ECan's water user compliance process.

Conservation body challenge ECan's water compliance process.

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opinion

Get ready to cast your votes

It is important that farmers get out and vote for candidates in the council elections who can better represent them, ...

 

Keeping calm key to solving sticky situations

I was in late for breakfast this morning due to a hiccup with a heifer at the milking shed.

Search for the big picture

Agriculture's loss

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

$50k fine for farmer

Effluent pooling at John Mead's farm in Manaia.

Overflowing effluent pooling on this farm had "massive potential for adverse environmental effects."

The stream was diverted into the constructed channel (centre) from its natural course (shown by the natural vegetation).

$60k for moving stream

He dug a 430 metre trench to divert a stream, then claimed nature did it.

advice

Funds to fight pest please beekeepers

050213. Feature. Photo:Emma Allen/Marlborough Express. Photo essay feature. Beekeeper Renee de Luca, co-owner of Putake ...

Scientists at Scion Research have been successful in winning a sustainable farming fund to evaluate the giant willow aphid. 

Search for the big picture

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers about becoming too inwardly focused.

Forest & Bird have challenged the veracity of ECan's water user compliance process.

Forest & Bird challenges water compliance process

Conservation body challenge ECan's water compliance process.

aquaculture

Fishermen rally to submit on plan

Rangitoto Passage is an ecologically significant site in the Marlborough Sounds.

What's good for the farmers is good for the fishers, as council unswayed by "tipping point" claims.

Challenges facing future fisheries

Snapper, acting like Dory and self destructing, is part of coastal acidification research now underway.

Mussel farm at Wainui Bay in Golden Bay.

Mussel spat plans under fire

Wainui Bay's spat farm is crucial to NZ's aquaculture the industry says, but residents argue it is too noisy..

Sheep
A programme to advance the fledgling sheep milking industry could lift annual revenues to $700m at the high end or $200m ...

Sheep milk's boost

Ambitious plans for the sheep milk industry will be funded by a $31.4m investment.

cropping

Seeka profit rises 92 per cent

Seeka Kiwifruit CEO Michael Franks.

Bumper kiwifruit and avocado seasons have paid off for Seeka Kiwifruit.

Spring festival promises day out for Cheviot farmers

The Cheviot Spring Festival promises a day off the farm for farmers under pressure from the drought, and a chance to celebrate spring with their friends.

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

The velvetleaf waiting game

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

agribusiness

The Great Kiwi Bee Count video

Agnes Archer-Rush, 2, will be taking part in the Great Kiwi Bee Count at ABC Mt Eden nursery in Auckland. "We need to ...

Gardeners and school children are being invited to run the very first "citizen science" survey of bee numbers in New Zealand.

Organic winemaker enjoys challenge

Jordan Hogg has been named the Tonnellerie de Mercurey​ Young Winemaker of the Year.

Gill Construction project manager Reuben Gill at the Starborough Farming Company dam construction site.

Damn, that's a dam

Water has become the "new gold" and 170,000 cubic metre dam means this company won't be running out.

Discovery

Kiwis join Chinese academy

Dr Alaa El-Din Bekhit, a lecturer in the Department of Food Sciences at the University of Otago, holds his letters of ...

Research and trade advantages for NZ are seen in the appointment of two scientists to China's leading agricultural academy.

Do possums howl at the moon?

Finding out if nocturnal animals are affected by phases of the moon could help NZ become pest-free.

Andrew Cooke, Rezare Systems managing director, working with children as part of his leadership role with the Cambridge ...

Saving farmers millions

The scientist running a software company that aims to solve farmers' data problems.

rural women

Spring festival promises day out for Cheviot farmers

Spring daffodils in the Cheviot Domain will be a major attraction for the Cheviot Spring Festival on September 10.

The Cheviot Spring Festival promises a day off the farm for farmers under pressure from the drought, and a chance to celebrate spring with their friends.

Gun database challenged

Some gun owners feel putting information online is "actually creating a shopping list for criminals."

Joyce Wyllie of Kaihoka collects her fresh fish from the mudflats.

Counting your blessings down on the farm

OPINION: To be thankful and focus on good things doesn't change circumstance but does alter outlook and impact on others.

Video

CuriousCity: Tugboats bring life into Wellington Harbour

It's a job that comes with views that are hard to match. Meet the team who operate the capital's tugboats.

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