Storm-weary Christchurch is preparing for "worst-case scenario" as Cyclone Lusi approaches.
Hopes are high that a good growing season will translate into an excellent vintage.
No-one has asked the Government to declare an adverse event - such as a drought - in any area of the country.
Blue cheese contaminated with listeria has been recalled from supermarket shelves nationwide.
Fonterra indicates it will plead guilty to MPI charges related to last year's food-safety scare.
Taranaki’s waterways have cleared since their pollution was exposed more than 40 years ago by journalist Jim Tucker.
The team behind the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme hopes to raise up to $5 million from investors in the next month.
AgResearch will keep the Invermay research centre open but still plans to shift its animal production unit to Lincoln.
Long-awaited rain is coming to the drought-parched Waikato within days but it will arrive with a sting in its tail.
AgResearch will spend an estimated $40 million expanding its Palmerston North facility to cater for an extra 50 staff.
A bigger and better Central Districts Field Days will be covered with updates of online, print and video news by hosts Fairfax Media.
A 73-year-old man has been flown to hospital after farm machinery rolled and trapped him.
Almost 1000 hectares of coastal farmland has been saved from planned environmental protection in a move that has implications for farmers throughout NZ.
Share-milking company ordered to pay more than $100,000 after a farm worker died in a quad bike accident.
Fonterra's Milk for Schools programme has sailed into Stewart Island, making Southland the leading region taking part in the initiative.
With six hours left in the flight from Japan, Stu Husband thought his fellow passenger was dead.
A Chinese-owned dairy company wanting to buy Synlait has received Government approval to buy public land.
Dairy industry expansion has to stop if farmers hope to reduce their environmental footprint, scientist says.
Organisers of the Central Districts Field Days say they are the best days off the farm all year.
Manuka honey's medicinal properties stole the show at the first Manuka Honey Seminar held in Masterton.
AgResearch directors can expect a grilling from southern sheep and deer farmers in Gore tomorrow.
OPINION: As farmers change, their environmental critics need to lift the conversation.
Dairy farmers have been told they can maintain production in drought-like conditions with a bit of preparation.
A South Canterbury-owned milk supplier, Klondyke Fresh, has been put into receivership.
US farmers rebuilding their herds and other signs good meat prices are ahead, might lift the bruised confidence of Kiwi sheep and beef farmers.
Hundreds of extra forestry workers will be needed in Southland and Otago in coming years.
Farmers are hitting back at a survey that found Kiwis faulting the dairy industry.
Meat and dairy manufacturing production volumes jumped up 15 per cent in December quarter, but gains were modest in other manufacturing sectors.
Meat industry group wants action as sheep and beef farming gets squeezed by dairying.
Dairy industry rubbishes survey which says dairying damaging NZ's international reputation through a poor environmental record.
NZ's growing milk and meat presence in the Middle East to be boosted by a specialist agricultural counsellor in Dubai.
Lamb from a Gisborne farm has been named as New Zealand's tastiest and most tender.
Every year, a small but dedicated team of volunteers and staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the Central Districts Field Days.
The Central District Field Days are back, bigger and as exciting as ever.
Two of North Otago's most iconic stone structures have been badly damaged.
Wheels will be spinning and the dirt flying when the big rigs roll in to Feilding for the annual Norwood Tractor Pull competition.
Manufacturing boomed in late 2013, as meat and dairy production ramped up 15 per cent.
Media have been blocked from accessing the details of Danone's legal case against Fonterra.
A couple who fled their lifestyle block are struggling to recover from a $300,000 loss.
Rural children are driving illegally because law changes have made it too hard to get licences.
OPINION: If Fonterra were this year to pay its farmers the price which Fonterra's Milk Price Manual calculations say it should, it would make a big loss.
The modern merino in its many different forms set to come under the close inspection of fine wool farmers in a Canterbury competition.
A shared interest in jersey cows brought together a Taranaki couple who can trace the breeding of their herd back to 1914.
Having scaled the heights in rugby, Kevin O'Neill is now making a name for himself in dairying.
Wealthy Europeans are among those interested in NZ's agricultural sector, boutique funds manager says.
Farmer contributions to the National animal identification and tracing (Nait) scheme have been reduced with the slaughter levy for cattle halved to 50 cents per tagged carcass.
Alan Lai, Chinese chairman of PGG Wrightson, aspires to grow NZ rural services firm into a "global seeds company".
Fonterra's decision to destroy 130 tonnes of milk powder in Sri Lanka is positive for the reputation of the New Zealand dairy industry, Federated Farmers says.
Fonterra orders destruction of more than US$600,000 of milk powder in Sri Lanka following last year's DCD contamination saga.
Prime ewe prices eased by $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
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