Rural Women

Culture change needed before safety on farms improves

A culture change will lead to better safety on farms.

New laws only go so far in effecting positive changes in health and safety on farms.

Talented mum up for Fonterra council

Mother, businesswoman and farmer Michelle Pye is standing for election for the Fonterra shareholder council

Michelle Pye hopes to become a South Canterbury representative on the Fonterra shareholder council.

Many career options for today's students

Today's school students may average five career changes and 17 jobs,

Young people should develop a strong base on which they can build a career, says Kirsten Bryant.

Honouring a valuable friend, mentor and colleague

Dick Wenzel, Joyce Wyllie and Joan Reilley - "vet 1"," vet 3" and "vet 2" in Golden Bay.

OPINION: During his life Dick Wenzel touched so many lives in so many ways and I am grateful that mine was one of them.

Boots were made for hiding

Elsie Astwood, of New Plymouth, celebrates her 100th birthday on November 14 2016.

Centenarian didn't want schoolmates to make fun of her boots.

Proving farming isn't just for boys

Sophie Atkinson loves the farming life, and says it's not even work because she enjoys it so much.

Sophie Atkinson started helping her dad move sheep as soon she took her first steps. Now, at 26, she has her own farm.

New chairwoman for DWN

Cathy Brown is the new chairwoman of the Dairy Women's Network.   Pictured Cathy Brown and outgoing chairwoman Justine ...

Cathy Brown of Pahoia has been appointed as the new chairwoman of the Dairy Women's Network after incumbent chairwoman Justine Kidd stepped down at their AGM held in Hamilton last month.

Life and death love affair

Mark Mossop never wanted to be a farmer as he didn't like the early starts and Naomi studied eco-tourism but they ended ...

Being almost killed by bulls didn't put off one Manawatu farmer from dairying.

Cautious dairy farmers make gains

Linkwater dairy farmers, from left, Murray and Tanya Frost, with farm worker Craig Rendle,

The Frosts are cautious dairy farmers as they have seen too many farmers borrow too hard and go under.

Rural show celebrates 144 years

Marlborough A&P Show vice-president Chris Bowron, left, and secretary Heather Clelland say the annual show still plays ...

A&P Show brings farmers and townies together to rub shoulders and chew the fat over the state of the nation.

The perfect woman lives in Tokanui

Rachel Rule, of Tokanui, competes in the knife throwing event at Oxbow Adventure Park on Sunday as part of Wanaka's ...

The perfect woman has been found in Wanaka.

Taranaki winter tough for agriculture student from Costa Rica

A nappy-wearing lamb called Watemelon was raised by Costa Rican student Carina Chavez during her stay with top Taranaki ...

Costa Rican university student Carina Chaves was unprepared for winter when she started work in July on a Taranaki dairy farm. 

Berry grower top rural woman

Marian Hirst from Bay Blueberries with rows of flowering bushes.

Bees mean berries and right now the Hawke's Bay orchard is full of black and yellow winged helpers.

Chamber executive leaves to focus on blooming business

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce CEO Dot Kettle has resigned.

Chamber chief executive Dot Kettle says goodbye to pay attention to family business.

Making money from four leaf clovers

Maybe there is a market for authentic lucky leaves?

OPINION: Is there a river of opportunities for alternative income from the farm?

Tractor book captures hearts video

Sophie Siers with her muse, Allis the Allis Chalmers tractor built in the 1940s.

Hidden in the Hawke's Bay hills is a famous red coated girl, Allis Chalmers the tractor.

Oh honey: Where's the perfect swarm? video

Gina Hartley wanted to start a third hive when a swarm flew off before she could get them.

Taranaki woman struck gold when perfect swarm of bees stopped in her garden, but she wasn't buzzing for long.

Dealing to mastitis

Dairy Women's Network Southern Hub leader Katrina Thomas says good animal health is crucial in dairying.

Mastitis costs the New Zealand dairy industry millions of dollars each year in lost production and treatment.

Taking on a new challenge

After winning the 2015 Manawatu Dairy Manager of the Year title, Renae Flett is setting her sights on winning Share ...

A showjumping career came to an abrupt halt for a Manawatu farmer who has found passion in dairying.

Challenges for beef and sheep farmers

There is plenty for sheep and beef farmers to focus on as they manage their busiest time of the year.

It's a physically and mentally demanding time of year for beef and sheep farmers.

Willis St office floor for sale

Level 8 of Crowe Horwath House on Willis St, is for sale by private treaty, with a possible lease arrangement with the ...

Prime office space in Wellington CBD is up for sale.

Farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman farmer florist

Jeanine Wardman must have one of the best offices in Marlborough.

Helensville loses its grand dame at 106

Annie Narbey, known as Jean passed away on September 4 2016 aged 106.

Helensville lost a valued part of its living history last week after Anne "Jean" Narbey passed away at the age of 106.

Crayfishing in a family's blood

Burkhart Fisheries owns a large slice of crayfishing quota in New Zealand.

The two brothers earned so much money, so quickly, there were whispers they were drug runners.

Social media helps rural women

Having family or a close friend visit regularly is not always a possibility for some women living in rural New Zealand.

Social media is a friend to country women and their families dealing with the downside of isolation.

It's all about the cows

Guidelines for the construction of dairy manufacturing premises like the new milk treatement process area at Fonterra's ...

Owning a dairy farm gives a Taranaki woman a unique perspective into her role as a food safety and regulatory professional in the dairy industry.

Red devon breeder worried about TB effect

New Zealand Red Devon Cattle Breeders' Association president Karen Schumacher, of Inglewood, led a delegation to the ...

A New Zealand red devon breeder says bovine tuberculosis in UK herds is reducing the breed's gene pool.

Southland farm consultant a woman of influence

Financial farm consultant Bex Warburton.

Bex Warburton is a woman of influence.

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.

Counting your blessings down on the farm

Joyce Wyllie of Kaihoka collects her fresh fish from the mudflats.

OPINION: To be thankful and focus on good things doesn't change circumstance but does alter outlook and impact on others.

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