While many people are taking trips to the beach, a trio of young people have spent their summer learning more about science.
Are NZ farms being snapped up by the world's super-rich as boltholes to escape growing anger over financial inequality?
Irrigation lobbyists plan to meet Government ministers to push for easier investment terms for major irrigation projects.
Large rural freight firms have already passed on lower fuel prices in their charges to farmers, but small players in the sector have not.
Sir Graeme Harrison wants the position to help change how NZ businesses engage through value supply chains.
Another battle being fought in the same area firefighters struggling to contain massive central South Island fire.
A man who had part of his arm amputated is more concerned with how workmates are coping, than feeling sorry for himself.
Tumbling fuel prices have a sting in the tail for farmers, with predictions that oil-producing countries' appetite for dairy products and lamb will shrink.
21-year-old man got his arm stuck in a hay-making machine on a farm near Dipton.
Deer farmers have struck a sickly euro that is taking the gloss off venison prices.
A purple-coloured plant producing two million seeds a year could cause strife to Canterbury farmers unless detected early.
AgResearch scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded China's highest science award for his contribution to agriculture there.
Lamb prices drift down as farmers sell off higher stock numbers in dry conditions.
Eerie fluorescence off Hong Kong's seashore is magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic.
Taking water from Lake Tekapo merits discussion, despite a negative economic report, Federated Farmers' national president says.
Farm sales fell in the last quarter of 2014 but remained strong for the year.
Nine staff have reportedly been arrested at the Chinese importers the kiwifruit firm uses.
Rush of demand for shares gives North Otago Irrigation Company confidence in its $53m expansion, chief says.
Chief executive of the country’s largest agricultural training centre is in a critical condition in hospital.
Minister for Primary Industries sees how close parts of a dry Canterbury are to becoming drought ridden.
Farmers on new $115-million irrigation storage scheme have been forced to ration water as its ponds remain low.
Farmer choked back tears as trial verdict ends costly six-year ordeal to clear his name.
When the norwesters keep blowing rain on the Southern Alps and drying out the plains, even irrigators can feel anxious.
Silver Fern Farms board hopeful Fiona Hancox says the frustration and financial pain among sheep farmers is sobering.
Herstall Ulrich, standing for re-election on the SFF board, thinks Fonterra model alone isn't enough to boost returns.
No appreciable rain has fallen since April, but Marlborough farmers know how to cope.
Meat processor hopes to slice $75m debt after removing nearly $100m from the books last season.
The potential stench of 310,000 hens has proven to be the downfall of a proposed chicken farm.
Robin Goymour has been retired for years. But his brain is really active. Jill Galloway talks to him about the weather and growing potatoes for James Bull.
The sector's exports are worth $1.2 billion and could increase 10-fold, NZTE says.