TPPA tips over video

While the TPP is expected to see widespread tariff reduction, Japan, Canada and Mexico may retain restrictions on dairy products.

In welcome news for Kiwi dairy farmers, Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii have failed.

Where every day is a good day

Kirsty and Ken Shaw of Elmore Station, Gisborne.

Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

TPP critics prepare legal action video

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

Why faking your CV is a popular pastime

CV fraud is not uncommon according to recruitment agents in the Waikato

Recruitment agents say there's a spike in CV fraud, and it's up to employers to watch out.

Manuka a golden opportunity

Manuka honey has been identified as a potential growth area for Manawatu / Whanganui

Celebrities use it and health gurus endorse, now it's been identified as one of eight opportunities to boost the region's economy.

Canadians slammed over stalled TPP

Protestors gather on the beach near the hotel where the Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting is being held in Hawaii.

The heavily protected Canadian dairy industry has earned the wrath of Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston.

Rich-lister snaps up more land

Forbes Elworthy

A company associated with a South Canterbury rich-lister has bought more Canterbury farmland.

Top dogs fetch $5700

A dog waits its turn in the sale ring at the Gore Dog Sale.

A shortage of good working dogs pushed prices up at the Gore dog sale recently.

JK breaks barriers with farmers video

Sir John Kirwan gave a speech to crowd of more than 400 people at the Amberley Pavilion. He shared his experiences of coping with depression.

Hugging, dancing, and above all, hope. This is an evening with John Kirwan.

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

A man and his pig - give me a break

Clearly, the man and his pig would be Otago supporters - not Canterbury.

OPINION: It's easy to be seduced by the cute story in this ad. Don't forget what it's here to do.

Most prime lambs top $100

DRYING UP: The appetite of farmers to buy store lambs and put more weight on them for the prime market appears to be drying up as rain clouds skirt past parched Canterbury farmland.

Few prime lambs sold for under $100 at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Store cattle prices hit new high


Store cattle prices reach a new level unseen by stock agents at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Strong wool prices please farmers

Lambs in the Shearing shed waiting to be shorn, with bales of wool in the foreground.

Prices reached levels unseen since the late 1980s for 28 to 33 micron crossbred wool at a Christchurch wool sale.

Ravensdown moves into new office

Ravensdown's Hornby site has been the temporary home for 125 staff until now.

Major fertiliser co-op shifts into its new offices after being shaken out of its old headquarters by the Christchurch earthquakes.

Costly weed resistance warning

Foundation for Arable Research's research dirctor Nick Poole, left, with Mid-Canterbury arable farmer Eric Watson. Poole says New Zealand growers have 15 years up their sleeves to deal with weed resistance to agrichemicals.

NZ's arable farmers warned to be careful in avoiding a resistance to agrichemicals.

Auction dents confidence in farm values

The trend of converting pastoral farms to dairy may be reversed if milk prices continue to dip.

Buyers who had bought dairy farms in the last few years based on high milk prices "should be a bit worried" say Quotable Value.

Lessons from farming couples

A good farm dog is invaluable

OPINION: Over many years farming couples have taught me a lot, but not all of it was bankable.

Co-op comparisons don't help

Frank Brenmuhl cautions critics about jumping to conclusions when they compare Fonterra with other dairy co-operatives.

Comparing Fonterra's payout with the performance of other dairy co-ops serves little purpose in the added value debate a farming leader claims.

Next to no rain prolongs drought

All Black great Sir John Kirwan gives comforting words to farmers struggling with drought.

Canterbury farmers are soldiering on in the hope that a warm and wet spring might finally deliver them some relief from a long drought.

'Average' farms face $250k deficit

DairyNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle advises farmers to manage their finances judiciously.

DairyNZ warns farmers to carefully manage their spending as losses loom this season.

TPP deal inadequate for NZ dairy at the moment

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo and New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser at the TPP talks.

NZ agricultural trade reps say the US stands to be the biggest dairy industry winner in the short term from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Rich Lister calls out super wealthy

Sir James Wallace says New Zealand's selfish super wealthy are behind the country's growing divide between rich and poor.

The gap between rich and poor is growing. According to Sir James Wallace, it's the rich people's fault.

Change of guard at the P3 Trust

Newly elected P3 Trust chair Ciaran Tulley, chatting to Willy Bunnell new DairyNZ Consulting Officer for Hauraki.

Due to increased farming commitments this season the much valued and respected chairman of the Hauraki Plains-based P3 Trust has stepped down.

Ballance to pass on $76 million to farmers

Record ammonia urea production of  270,000 tonnes at the Kapuni plant in Taranaki helped Ballance pass on to farmers a respectable bottom line.

Fertiliser buying farmers will receive a shareholder distribution totalling $76 million from their Ballance Agri-Nutrients co-operative starting tomorrow despite its total revenue coming off a record previous year.

Woolly thinking could win $80k

Wairarapa designer Emma Warren's "Bound by 8" glueless woollen shoes, built around wool's inherent felting properties, have scored her a spot in the finals of the international Dyson design awards.

She grew up on a Wairarapa sheep farm, now she's rebooting fashionable shoes.

Third strongest El Nino in 35 years

Sea surface temperature anomalies during July.

The strongest el nino weather system in 18 years is raising the risk of a stormy cold spring and an east coast summer drought.

Farm values tipped to fall

ANZ economist Con Williams.

Federated Farmers disagrees with economist's prediction that farm values may fall towards the end of 2015.

Taranaki farmer counts himself lucky

Okoki farmer Alan Cudmore has been feeding his rising two-year-old red devon bulls in a sacrifice paddock since the devastating rain dump in June.

Taranaki sheep and beef farmer wishes he could do more to help his flood-stricken colleagues.

Guarding Taranaki's pride and joy

Riparian planting on the Rahotu farm of  Rob and Gwen Willcox and daughter Tina Worthington was recognised by a Taranaki Regional Council environmental award.

Taranaki guardians continue to watch environment even though dairy cow numbers and fertiliser use remains steady in the region.

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