Some rural gals give us their take on what the perfect southern man looks like.
Bronwyn Muir turns her focus to the positive points of farming in Taranaki.
While the lead-up to Christmas is a blur of crutching, shearing, weaning and producing stock in top condition for market, mid-January is our time to take stock, re-group and plan how we intend to proceed through until autumn.
Help will soon be at hand for any New Zealand farmers struggling to make head or tail of their finances.
Matamata sharemilker Suzie van Heuven could not imagine going back to working in town.
Massey University Dairy 1 manager and her happy herd.
Standfirst: Encouraging more young people to think about dairy as a solid career option is among the goals set by the industry's new director. Sonita Chandar and Gerald Piddock speak to Elaine Cook.
Farmers will soon have everything they need to know about health and safety at their fingertips.
A rural group would rather represent farmers than be a lobby group for them.
Fancy a girl's day out? The All Points branch of Rural Women New Zealand are hosting a 'Girl's Field Day Out' during the Southern Field Days next month.
The Paca Shack is on the move!
Lindy Nelson thought the letter was a fine, not news she was a Member of the NZ Order of Merit.
Marlborough, this year more than ever, needs rural leadership from its district council.
The daughter of a helicopter pilot killed in a wirestrike talks about the safety campaign dedicated to her father.
Renwick blueberry orchardists encourage buying fresh berry fruit for summer.
A Marlborough couple have gone back to the region's past to grow stonefruit among the grape vines.
Manawatu farmers are concerned about health and safety rules.
Few women can match Dawn Sangster in the private governance world.
A father's wise words have never been forgotten for pony breeding.
More than half the students on an agribusiness management diploma at Aoraki Polytechnic are women.
A block of weeds can be a weed patch or a "veritable salad bowl'.
City singer Bex Murray has taken to farming life
A Taranaki farmer and environmentalist has turned her skills to farming our native bird.
Mackenzie Country author Mary Hobbs talks about the land.
A farm adviser in Feilding is the newest in the area as rural consultancy AgFirst expands.
Girls in low-decile schools lack the role models to inspire them to success, says the award-winning business leader.
The finalists for the 2015 Women of Influence Awards in the Rural category.
Taranaki red devon breeder excited about comparing her sustainable farming methods with those of Prince Charles.
AN ALLERGY to cows has not stopped Sheree Walters from fulfilling her dream of dairy farming.
Don't forgo your own health because you're too busy on the farm, says Norsewood's Mt Mable angus breeder Megan Friel.