The Mackenzie branch of Federated Farmers is taking a contentious plan change to the High Court for the second time.
Farmers are fearful they will be the mistaken target of poachers, while police are trying to curb the illegal practice.
A Taranaki meatworks which installed safety guards just hours after an employee lost the tip of a finger has been found guilty of neglect.
Police officer retirement sees police station role change with a focus on helping farmers.
Heavy rain has been a blessing for those working the land but a burden for emergency services across the Waikato region this week.
The development of a 600 hectare vineyard has begun on an historic farm in Marlborough.
Alliance Group has begun transferring beef rendering operations to its new $25m plant in Invercargill.
The burgeoning Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury has led to a rush of applications for water storage dams.
Despite being Chinese-controlled, listed firm PGG Wrightson is not shying away from growth plan that targets South America more than China.
Annual velvet and hard antler competition rated as the biggest competition of its kind in New Zealand.
Clover, like all plants, is subject to Leibig's famous law: A plant can only grow as fast as the most limiting nutrient. We ignore this at our peril.
Black-grass has not yet been discovered in Mid-Canterbury following three rounds of surveillance after a seed spill from a truck.
Two of the country's most prominent women-in-farming organisations have new national leaders.
Locator beacon allows farmer to contact emergency services after he was injured in quad bike rolls in Tararua region.
New Zealand fish exports face a European Union ban if caught by South Korean vessels.
Last year, Xibin Chen took more than $140m or 30,000 tonnes of New Zealand meat to China.
The $120 million manuka honey industry is bracing for a critical BBC expose of "counterfeit" products.
Thistle-munching beetle to be aimed at hard-to-control Californian thistles on North Canterbury hill country farms.
Meat reform group demands farmers vote at the director elections for the meat processing and exporting co-ops Silver Fern Farms and the Alliance Group.
Marlborough-based viticulturist Peter Yealands has been named South Island Farmer of the Year.
Tensions remain as soils dry out for farmers without fully operational irrigators in the wake of September's big windstorm in Canterbury.
A 6000-tonne capacity winery for Babich Wines will be operational for the 2014 vintage
Dissatisfied shareholders in vegetable co-op MG Marketing may have made progress over concerns.
Two young Taranaki auctioneers have been judged the best in the country in a national competition.
Ag consultant wants ring-necked doves, a scourge of agricultural crops in some parts of the world, banned in NZ before they become a problem.
Taxpayers are putting nearly $8m towards a partnership to develop low alcohol, low calorie wines.
When David Walker first saw the 1901 traction engine at a Marlborough winery it was a hulk.
Conceptual model that has been the focus of so much attention in the Ruataniwha dam application comes under scrutiny.
New Zealand agriculture was becoming a compelling sector for investors but there are many areas where we can improve further.
Farm building consents growth is claimed to be a pointer to how the NZ economy is standing out from the global crowd.
NZX Dairy Futures Market clocks up another record trading day with 1294 lots moved.
Farmers risk losing funding if they don't show more interest in stopping the spread of the potentially devastating pest plant chilean needle grass.
Farmers could deploy drones to assess fertiliser needs and measure grass quality and coverage.
A strong retail performance has helped Ashburton farmer co-operative ATS and its subsidiaries boost turnover by 4.5 per cent to $232 million during the 2012-13 season.
Supreme Court considering whether to allow more salmon farms to be built in the Marlborough Sounds.
Farming is affecting the South Island's water quality - and not in a good way.
The prospect of softer international commodity prices and rising interest rates means farmers are wise to be cautious about borrowing, says economist.
Some shareholders in large vegetable distribution co-op MG Marketing are upset the co-op has started to grow vegetables in competition with them.
Communities now have to decide if scientists have set high enough standards of water quality in lakes and rivers.
Federated Farmers boss calls on both sides in the genetic modification debate to grow up and make their points maturely.
A precedent-setting hearing on the expansion of Marlborough Sounds' salmon farms is under way in the Supreme Court.
Annual farm sales top 1600 for the first time in more than 4½ years, though the $24,590 median hectare price remains significantly below its peak.
AgResearch has begun to sell off some of its research farms with its Wallaceville property in Upper Hutt the first to go on the market.
Younger generations of farmers are turning around the practices when it comes to dealing with waste.
The only person to be poisoned by an antibiotic used in chicken farming has lost his bid for ongoing ACC payments.
Farmer Freddy is sitting with Pebbles at the kitchen table, looking through the real estate section of the newspaper.
Farmers will continue to employ foreign workers unless New Zealanders change the way they view the agricultural industry, a Waikato deer industry veteran says.
A horse-owner has been shamed by a judge for feeding himself while his animals were emaciated.
Canterbury's A&P Show off to a good start with busloads of schoolchildren pouring into the Showgrounds for a taste of rural life.
Reports of wild pigs being illegally released in areas of the Waikato threatens efforts efforts to control bovine tuberculosis.