Pressure is going on councils to introduce more burning bans after a recycling surge followed a ban in Canterbury at the start of the year.
NZX-listed The a2 Milk Company has been approved to be a manufacturer of a finished infant-formula product to China.
Endangered creatures flourish as a family figures out how to combine farming with eco-tourism.
NZ's Environmental Protection Authority wants a a higher level of scientific evidence regarding the safety and effects of new pesticides.
Farm sales and prices continue to make steady gains despite a big drop in the number of dairy farms sold.
Dairy farmer confidence has ebbed while meat and fibre farmers remain positive
Louise Giltrap finds comfort, strength and inspiration on the Facebook page Farming Mums NZ.
The increasing pressure to be more environmentally responsible seen as opportunity to boost innovation.
The story of Molesworth is one of ruin to redemption, says the author of a book on the iconic high country station.
A dispute between neighbours over bees has hobby keepers worried they will need resource consent to keep hives.
As beer consumption falls, breweries require less malt and malting companies need less barley from farmers.
Bush falcon swoops in to save vineyards
Ferocious predator described as the V8 supercar of the skies is to help guard vineyards.
A new Facebook page that helps farmers find love has created a stir in the provinces.
The wheels are in motion to stop farmers dragging mud onto South Canterbury roads.
Government to provide relief for Northland farmers who were battered for days by a storm.
Crown Irrigation Investments to lend $6.5m to develop stage one of huge South Island irrigation scheme.
Ownership of iconic Queenstown high country property is staying with New Zealanders.
Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.
OPINION: AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.
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Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.
Producing deer with some of the biggest antlers in NZ careful genetic selection and a dollop of luck, says a South Canterbury deer farmer.
A business has had to stop taking cattle heads and ears for composting.
Zespri is introducing a graduate recruitment programme to bring in new industry leaders.
A decision to high-country development to become a permitted activity is likely to be deferred to October.
A food technologist was handing around samples of his manuka honey bars at a seminar to celebrate 50 years of food technology at Massey University.
A contentious Stewart Island marine farm has been given the green light.
Relationships ruined and businesses going off the rails. Professional succession planner Joan Baker has seen the ugly side of farm succession.
Wild weather has hit Northland farms hard with power outages, equipment damage and flooded pastures.
The manager of a Taranaki piggery has barely slept since learning her property was invaded by animal activists.
New Federated Farmers president says the organisation's the challenge is to become credible in the eyes of the public.
New Fed Farmers leader says with the industry addressing environmental issues the challenge is now on pressure groups to start talking about the economy.
Genevieve Steven will be the youngest person competing for the top honour at the national Green Agriculture Innovation Awards - which is a shame, she thinks.
Massey professor who wants to revamp milk-tanker design and develop the manuka honey industry recognised with a top food science industry award.
A Marlborough family-owned vineyard, Isabel Estate Vineyard, has gone into receivership.
Sanford Bluff is upgrading its Stewart Island salmon farm marine fleet with two custom-built boats.
The least expensive proper working ute in NZ looks like a useful entrant in our burgeoning workhorse market.
Trade negotiator warns that NZ's special trade access to China risks making exports complacent and over-reliant on that single market.
The Environment Court has rejected a proposed Pelorus Sounds salmon farm.
Waimate's Alex Reekers has trimmed and shorn his way to the finals of the World Young Shepherds Challenge.
Women are moving into farming leadership roles in increasing numbers. We profile two women who have made their mark.
Wealthy Indians will soon be dining on top-quality New Zealand lamb.
David Kidd has bettered his dad's young farmer contest achievements and admits there might some cheek offered after taking out 2014's top prize.
Preliminary tenure review proposal for almost 5800 ha central South Island land has met with strong resistance from a conservation board.
Farm buildings will not be assessed for earthquake risk, saving farmers $3000 each.
A Dannevirke company makes everything from a fertiliser system to a geese pooper scooper.
A farm accident that would have beaten many has failed to stop Dave Clouston's farming metamorphosis.
The Federated Farmers audience was polite enough as they listened to political leaders David Cunliffe, Russel Norman and Winston Peters.
Welding skills, practical agriculture and speech-making are among a range of skills being tested on contestants in the Young Farmer of the Year grand final.
Investors keen on agribusiness Scales Corporation will have to pay $1.60 a share.
While farmers continue to be warned of high debt levels and the possibility of an unfriendly government they have been told water is the biggest issue they face.