Funding to fight giant willow aphid a relief for beekeepers

South Canterbury beekeeper Paul Bartrum believes the beekeeping industry is subject to border intrusions that shouldn't ...

Scientists at Scion Research have been successful in winning a sustainable farming fund to evaluate the giant willow aphid. 

Top young viticulturalist named

Cameron Price Price flanked by Bayer sponsors Marc Fox and Scott Hanson.

Cameron Price wins top vineyard prize.

Search for the big picture

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers against becoming too inward looking.

Agribusiness director Pita Alexander warns farmers about becoming too inwardly focused.

Flow of illegal water use stemmed

Environment Canterbury's plan to publish non-compliant water users on its website has led to a rush to adhere.

Threat to publicise farmers illegally taking millions of litres of water pays off for regional council.

The velvetleaf waiting game

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops.

Waikato maize growers will know more about how badly the region has been hit by velvetleaf this spring.

Farmers tax pooling system

Chris Cunliffe, CEO of Tax Management NZ.

Provisional tax payments can weigh upon farmers but help is at hand.

He didn't amend his ways

Thousands of workers are needed to service the growing Marlborough wine industry each year.

He was warned, but a Marlborough labour contractor was back to underpaying staff within a year.

A shared love for cricket and stock

Angus and Colin Schaw both played cricket  for Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire.

A father and son partnership is working well in the Hawke's Bay livestock industry.

Payout lift a ray of sunshine

Fonterra's 50-cent rise in its forecast farmgate milk prices will put a spring in  the step of dairy farmers, says Noel ...

A Taranaki dairy farming leader says Fonterra's new payout forecast is a ray of sunshine for farmers and for the region.

Late spring for farmers video

Sow sweet pea seeds direct in April for beautiful fragrance and colour in late spring

The winter has been warm, but it's not over yet - the coldest weather normally hits in the next few weeks.

Grass-fed wagyu beef a profitable option for Canterbury farmers

Firstlight supply chain manager Peter Keeling with wagyu calves. Keeling is keen to talk to Canterbury dairy farmers ...


Dairy farmers' 50c boost

Farmers would welcome the news of a higher price but would be cautious to see what is to come, said Waikato Federated ...

An extra $1 billion will be pumped into NZ's economy if Fonterra sticks to its higher forecast payout.

Sticky war over trademark

Manuka honey, popular with celebrities, is a good earner for New Zealand.

Manuka honey, is it Kiwi or Australian, or maybe a little bit of both?

Sheep milk's boost

A programme to advance the fledgling sheep milking industry could lift annual revenues to $700m at the high end or $200m ...

Ambitious plans for the sheep milk industry will be funded by a $31.4m investment.

Farmers seek $7.5m from ANZ

The logo of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) is pictured on a local branch in Sydney in this April 30, ...

Taranaki farming partnership suing ANZ for $7.5 million for losses incurred from interest rate swaps.

Farmer frustrated at haters

Calves stay in purpose-built sun-facing sheds until they are weaned. Their pens have a deep bed of woodchip and are ...

Animal lover Sara Russell says some people are quick to blame dairy farming for everything.

Spring festival promises day out for Cheviot farmers

Spring daffodils in the Cheviot Domain will be a major attraction for the Cheviot Spring Festival on September 10.

The Cheviot Spring Festival promises a day off the farm for farmers under pressure from the drought, and a chance to celebrate spring with their friends.

Packing in the alpacas video

Cute haircut, who is your hairdresser?

After 16 years he has built up a successful business which includes breeding, knitting, tour groups and after sales maintenance.

Agriculture's loss

Jacqueline Rowarth has boundless energy and flair for the dramatic.

OPINION: Professor Jacqueline Rowarth will be sorely missed by all those who care for the future of agriculture.

Grand plans for a former wild cattle breed

Graeme Turner feeds his belted galloway cattle at Te Pahu.

Anne Boswell visits a Waikato couple who believes galloway cattle are the next breed to become a household name.

Ag day needs more judges

Cambridge is in dire need of Ag Day judges.

Agricultural days at school are always popular among children, but finding judges can be hard.

Irrigation collective cleans up the river and perks up the pastures

Culverden, North Canterbury, dairy farmer David Croft has changed from border-dyke to spray irrigation to grow more ...

A dairy farmer is growing more grass at the same time as he makes changes to comply with Canterbury's tougher land and water regulations.

Lincoln Uni considering private investment, asset sales to save money

Lincoln University needs to raise $7 million to meet financial standards.

The cash-strapped university needs to raise the millions of dollars it needs to balance its books.

Wine industry a 'leading force'

New Zealand Winegrowers chairman Steve Green presents at the annual Romeo Bragato Conference at the ASB Theatre ...

Wine conference focuses on record exports, growth and contribution to New Zealand.

Tim's pigs off to market?

Mayor Tim Shadbolt with his beloved Auckland Island pigs.

Pigs rescued by the mayor which have been used to potentially help save lives may soon be retired.

Auckland investor buys CBD site

The old PGG Wrightson site on Wynen St.

The old PGG Wrightson site in Blenheim's town centre has been purchased for $1.6m.

Primary sector impacts trade

Lower volumes of meat exports were sold overseas in July.

Economists were not expecting July's trade deficit.

Her first kill with proud dad

Taking a bite out of a quivering deer heart.

Father unmoved by critics upset by his daughter taking a bite out of a deer's heart after her first hunt.

Fishermen rally to submit on plan

Rangitoto Passage is an ecologically significant site in the Marlborough Sounds.

What's good for the farmers is good for the fishers, as council unswayed by "tipping point" claims.

'Pride' behind mass ill-treatment

Colin McConachy, pictured outside Marton District Court, has admitted ill-treating thousands of animals.

Hundreds of dead sheep lay hidden on his farm. Too ashamed to ask for help, now Colin McConachy faces prison.

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