Dairy Woman of the Year named

Rebecca Keoghan is a farmer, Landcorp's business manager and a Westland Milk Products director.

Rebecca Keoghan has been recognised for a decade of contribution to the dairy industry.

Hunter ready for 74th season video

Harold Pearpoint, who is 93,has been duck shooting for 74 seasons.

For the first time in 74 years, Harold Pearpoint will be sleeping in on the first day of the duck shooting season.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

A Fonterra milk tanker passes through Greytown, Wairarapa.

Plans to reform Fonterra's governance structure to be put to a vote.

Digital farming brings changes

Juergen Schwarzensteiner uses satellite maps and software in the running of his farm in Bravaria.

Business models will have to change as farmers adopt new technology.

The opportunist cod

Salmon fish feed spills from a freshly caught blue cod.

"This is the first time I've seen fish feed come out of the gut."

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opinion

Rattling Fonterra's governance is not enough

Members of Fonterra's board face shareholders at last year's annual meeting.

Fonterra's governance proposals look like a continuing meander towards corporatisation, says Keith Woodford.

Understanding of water quality

Farmer understanding of the issues of water quality is at odds with the scientific models, an expert says.

Lambs' days numbered

Dark side of social media

Fieldays

Inventor to keep product in NZ

Matamata entrepreneur Patrick Roskam and his Gudgeon Pro at Southern Field Days.

A humble science project has turned into an award-winning venture for Matamata teenager Patrick Roskam.

Spirits high at field days gallery video

Farmers look for bargains to improve production at Southern Field Days.

Southern Man runner-up Kent MacKenzie, left, crowd favourite Duncan Gardyne with Southern Man winner Matt Ahradsen

Ultimate Southern Man found 

Southland dairy farmer Matt Ahradsen is the inaugural Southern Man.

dairy

Dairy Woman of the Year named

Rebecca Keoghan is a farmer, Landcorp's business manager and a Westland Milk Products director.

Rebecca Keoghan has been recognised for a decade of contribution to the dairy industry.

Fencing waterways costly

Excluding stock from waterways will "kill" hill-country farming, says Marlborough councillor.

A Fonterra milk tanker passes through Greytown, Wairarapa.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

Plans to reform Fonterra's governance structure to be put to a vote.

advice

Senior ploughman a champ

Bob Mehrtens (left) and his nephew Adam Mehrtens, who also takes the sport of ploughing seriously. Bob's arm rests on ...

Bob Mehrtens is well known around ploughing circles.

Understanding of water quality

Farmer understanding of the issues of water quality is at odds with the scientific models, an expert says.

Recording employees' daily hours of works is mandatory.

Reviewing employment processes helps businesses comply with the law

Just last week we saw a farming couple down south being awarded a sizeable amount of money after their employer breached employment legislation.

aquaculture

The opportunist cod

Salmon fish feed spills from a freshly caught blue cod.

"This is the first time I've seen fish feed come out of the gut."

New interest in fish farm

'Undisclosed party' interested in Coromandel fish farming, financial flamboyance required.

Parininihi ki Waitotara CEO has been appointed CEO of the Maori Fisheries Trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana.

Protecting value of leased Maori land

Regaining control of leased Maori land at all costs is not necessarily the best option, says a Taranaki Maori leader.

beef

Fencing waterways costly

Stock move up the Acheron River, at Muller Station in Marlborough.

Excluding stock from waterways will "kill" hill-country farming, says Marlborough councillor.

Protecting value of leased Maori land

Regaining control of leased Maori land at all costs is not necessarily the best option, says a Taranaki Maori leader.

Oeo farmer Jack Stuart celebrated the 70th anniversary of his father's first stocksale with an event of his own when he ...

Seventy years eyeing up stock

Oeo farmer celebrates 70 years of selling stock.

Sheep

Merino gloves in the high country

United States couple Peter and Patty Duke were the co-founders of merino sock giant SmartWool and after selling that ...

Steamboat Springs couple Peter and Patty Duke are adding gloves to socks they make from merino wool in the high country.

Geddinbehind! gallery video

Some sheep dogs are lean athletes, others are like rugby forwards, but they all love to hunt.

Laurie Horsfall, of Te Aute, and heading dog Raid go through their paces in the North Island Sheep Dog Trial ...

Taranaki dog trialists dominate leaderboard

Seven of the 28 competitors on the leaderboard at the North island Dog Trial Championships are from Taranaki.

cropping

Urban sprawl consuming veggie land

HortNZ chief executive Mike Chapman.

Urban sprawl is carving up valuable vegetable land and growers are struggling to impress this on officials.

Senior ploughman a champ

Bob Mehrtens is well known around ploughing circles.

Federated Farmers and New Zealand first say imported maize used as chicken feed is the likely cause of an outbreak of ...

Chicken feed blamed for weed outbreak

 Farmers believe imported chicken feed is the source of a velvetleaf outbreak in maize crops, but this is disputed.

agribusiness

Digital farming brings changes

Juergen Schwarzensteiner uses satellite maps and software in the running of his farm in Bravaria.

Business models will have to change as farmers adopt new technology.

Merino gloves in the high country

Steamboat Springs couple Peter and Patty Duke are adding gloves to socks they make from merino wool in the high country.

Rebecca Keoghan is a farmer, Landcorp's business manager and a Westland Milk Products director.

Dairy Woman of the Year named

Rebecca Keoghan has been recognised for a decade of contribution to the dairy industry.

Discovery

Scientist in it for the long haul

LIC scientist Christine Couldrey pushes hard up a hill during the Extreme Enduro Lake Taupo cycle challenge. The event ...

Rob Mitchell speaks to a biological data analyst with a side interest in giant-sized triathlons.

Variety the spice of his life

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist whose life is filled with variety.

Nick Tait,  DairyNZ environment extension specialist for the South Island, at the Remarkables skifield, Queenstown.

Talking effluent far and wide 

Rob Mitchell talks to a DairyNZ specialist who goes to great lengths to meet up with farmers.

rural women

Dairy Woman of the Year named

Rebecca Keoghan is a farmer, Landcorp's business manager and a Westland Milk Products director.

Rebecca Keoghan has been recognised for a decade of contribution to the dairy industry.

Challenge of farm ownership

A Rangitikei couple have poured their heart and soul into transforming a tired farm into a productive one.

Ellen Bartlett, Fonterra shareholders councillor for Manawatu, says low dairy prices are nothing new but Fonterra is ...

Faith in the industry

Low dairy prices are biting but farmers advised to think long term and keeping an eye on the prize.

Video

Retro theatre time forgot

The projection room is still kitted out with old-school film projectors, a world away from the new digital projectors.

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