Station's standoff with Department of Conservation

Deep Creek hut, in the Mt Pisa conservation area.

The arrival of gun-toting hunters to high country conservation land has upset its neighbours, who say the public are not safe.

Fonterra surprise on Monday

Fonterra normally makes its forecasts later than the beginning of August.

Fonterra will update its forecast farmgate price on Monday morning.

Canadians buy next dairy farm

Canadian mounties are the beneficiaries of a pension fund that invests in New Zealand property.

Canadians are big investors in New Zealand property, especially dairy farms and forestry.

Leafy green shortage

Smoothie lovers may have to go without kale for a little longer.

Fancy some spinach in your smoothie? You may have to wait.

Cattle in sea of mud distress old farmer

Young bulls in a muddy paddock on the outskirts of Ashhurst in Manawatu.

Cattle standing in a sea of mud during a wet winter have raised the ire of a retired Manawatu farmer.

Scallop industry collapse studied

Jamie Ayloff, right and Rob Martin crew members on the fishing vessel Dellamekyl sort through Tasman Bay scallops in 2009.

National 10-year research program to enhance the use the marine environment

Let the baby kissing season begin

Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president James Stewart.

Cheesy billboards signal it's election time, says farmer James Stewart.

Teens go gaga about a gudgeon

Palmerston North Girls' High School's Georgia Wheeler, second from right, organises a young farmers club at the school. ...

Students at Palmerston North Girls High School can dream of a rural life in an urban environment.

Hemp might be a crop for farmers

A paddock of hemp.

Industrial hemp is being promoted as a crop option for Tararua farmers.

Farming land locked for good

James Guild is the national chairman of the QE11 National Trust.

 Remnants of forests and wetlands are being legally secured by farmers for future generations.

Farm sales down in Manawatu

NZR rural real estate agent Peter Barnett.

Farm listings are down in Manawatu and Rangitikei with only 64 sold in the past year.

Brexit's impact on NZ exports

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Western North Island Director, Kirsten Bryant and her farm dog.

OPINION: Britain's exit vote to leave the EU is being felt as far away as Taumarunui, or is it?

Ayrshire pedigree shines through

Ayrshire champion Kylee Perrett has won a national award for her contribution to the breed.

It's all in the breeding for a young Taranaki sharemilker.

Irish shearer lines up Kiwi record

Irish shearer Ivan Scott sets a world record in Taupo in 2012.

New Zealand has provided the competitive environment for an Irish shearer who is taking a tilt at a Kiwi record.

Meat demand to outpace dairy

Sir Graeme Harrison is a new farm owner and sees a lot more life in sheep and beef demand.

Sir Graeme Harrison is so confident about sheep and beef prospects that he's bought a farm.

4 lambs for Manawatu ewe

A huge sheep didn't just have the triplets expected.

A huge sheep didn't just have the triplets expected.

Avocado price plummets

Good for you and more fun than a vegetable.

Last month, avocado prices hit record highs but it's all changed in July with prices dropping.

Rain foils Greens' river stunt video

The Green Party's Metiria Turei and Catherine Delahunty with Kurunui College students on the banks of the swollen ...

Plans to launch Swimmable Rivers campaign by wading in Ruamahanga had to be called off.

Calf abuser 'worried about losing job' video

Noel Piraka Erickson's manager told him he could stun calves with a club if he felt safer that way, the court heard. ...

Noel Piraka Erickson was caught on camera subjecting bobby calves to horrific abuse but his lawyer says he only did what he was told.

60 jobs promised for Southland

The eastern Southland town of Gore is a farming stronghold and the region's second largest centre of population with ...

Chinese state-owned company will be majority owner of a $200m infant formula processing plant.

First woman dairy CEO

New Westland Milk Products CEO Toni Brendish.

Australian Toni Brendish has been appointed as the CEO of Westland Milk Products - a first for a woman in New Zealand.

Open Country payout under pressure

Open Country is closely watching exchange rates and international milk production.

 Open Country Dairy holds payout forecast but not optimistic on outlook for milk prices.

Rural vets pen new book video

Marlborough Vets Peter Jerram (left) and Peter Anderson  have released a new book of rural yarns.

Two Marlborough vets who have worked together for 40 years have written their second book.

Mussels on Country Calendar

Clearwater Mussels owners Lyn Godsiff, left, and John Young were judged South Island Farmer of the Year 2015.

One of Marlborough's innovative farmers gets his time on screen.

Wool prices come off lows

Export interest returned for wool at the Christchurch sale.

The Christchurch wool market bounced back after a month of lower prices.

Blue River Dairy almost top cheese

Blue River Dairy Blackmount Cheddar.

Blue River Dairy wins a silver medal at the International Cheese Awards.

Pomahaka farmers step up river clean-up

Heriot School pupils and parents riparian planting a tributary of the upper Pomahaka River where a rare native Pomahaka ...

Farmers' clean-up efforts are being rewarded in a river once considered Otago's most polluted.

Winter melt of farm permafrost

More newborn lambs will soon arrive in Mid Canterbury.

Winter has come in fits and starts as Mid Canterbury farmers prepare for lambing.

Benny wins NZ-China journalism award

Tony Benny

Series on Silver Fern Farms' push into China gets judges' nod.

Elderly man trampled by stock

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was trampled by cattle near Foxton.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was trampled by cattle near Foxton.

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