Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew announces a $22.5m pre-budget afforestation scheme targeting erosion prone land.
Sights and sounds from this year's Central Districts Field Days at Manfeild, Feilding.
At Central Districts Field Days, Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, talks about the impact of the 1080 threat to the dairy industry.
Farmers Dan Frew, Mervyn Frew and Brett Frew open the doors of their family farm.
A unique slow motion look at the Wairarapa A&P show.
Derek Crombie talks about his company's scheme to direct water from the Rakaia River via canal and buried pipes to Canterbury Plains farms for irrigation.
Hadley and Shelly Mora are passionate free-range pig breeders on their Temple View farm near Hamilton.
Farmer David MacKenzie explains the ins and outs of New Zealand's largest on farm bull sale held near Huntly.
Labour Leader David Cunliffe has discussed the party's position on the Lochinver land sale.
A sheep who has gone unshorn for years could be sporting a record-setting wool coat.
A two-door car is driven along a highway in Kazakhstan with a live cow in the backseat .
The owner of a popular Moscow restaurant worries about food prices and shortages following a Russian ban on Western food imports.
Fonterra reveals proposal to cut 110 jobs at its Canpac packaging site in Hamilton.
Raw footage of farmers in southern Russia racing tractors through rough terrain in a spectacular rally.
Speaking from Fieldays, Conservative Party leader Colin Craig believes National's policy has lacked conviction and he is ready to offer an alternative for their traditional voters.
National Fieldays CEO Jon Calder celebrates clear skies and huge visitor numbers for day three at Mystery Creek in Waikato.
Innovation is a key concept of Fieldays. Here we profile three exhibitors featured in the Fieldays Innovation Centre.
Businesses are doing well despite poor weather over the first few days of the National Fieldays.
Farmers are heading to the skies as Lawrence Robinson explains.
The environment remains a key future issue for New Zealand dairy farmers and DairyNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle advocates the community-based approach being undertaken to find solutions.
With NZ agriculture in good shape, the concerns of outgoing Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills are new health and safety requirements and farmers debt.
Beef + Lamb Chairman James Parsons talks talks about the ups and downs of farming.
Australian David Burder shows off his Holden powered V8 chainsaw.
Taranaki's Ayla Hutchinson goes from strength to strength at the National Fieldays.
Amid some criticism AgResearch plans to consolidate their science programmes at two main campuses at Lincoln and Palmerston North. CEO Dr Tom Richardson discusses the catalyst for the changes.
Taranaki man Barry Davis is showcasing his invention that does away with the back braking job of nailing on battens at the National Fieldays.
Woollen running shoes have made their entrance at the 2014 National Fieldays.
On hand to open National Fieldays, Prime Minister John Key expressed confidence in the ability of the NZ's agribusiness to extend the country's prosperity.
Despite a day of four seasons, thousands turned out as the 2014 National Fieldays got underway.
Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy is positive on opening day of the National Fieldays.
Rural Bachelor of the Year contestants into the fray early on National Fieldays day one.
Wild weather blows through the Fieldays at Mystery Creek, causing damage to tents.
With Fieldays, held at Mystery Creek in Waikato, kicking off on Wednesday, CEO Jon Calder discusses the benefits the iconic agricultural show delivers not only to New Zealand but also to the world.
A representation of a traditional eel trap created by Dagmar and Nick Elliot has won the 2014 Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award.
Ex-Tuatapere farmers Val and Helen McKay are fed up with the smell from neighbouring dairy farm and are frustrated Environment Southland won't act.
Pig farmers in the US are working to protect their pigs from the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.
One of the biggest pigs in NZ is proving to be a popular attraction at rare breeds farm park in the Nelson region.
With a large crowd cheering them on, two keen paddlers took their giant pumpkins for a spin on Hamilton Gardens Turtle Lake.
Peter Vis, managing director of Lely NZ, talks about robotic milking systems in New Zealand.
Massey University research officer Christine Christensen talks cow barns at the Central Districts Field Days in Feilding.
A 73-year old farmer has been taken by helicopter to Wellington hospital after his farm machinery rolled, trapping him.
For farmers in Waikato's Waiterimu region, ground conditions are drier than during the drought last summer. Not only is animal feed getting low, it's making for worsening fire conditions.
Multiple fire brigades called to a fire in a building at Taranaki By-Products.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye release report on the first stage of the Government Inquiry into botulism scare.
''Transforming Hill Country Farming'' is a programme aiming to develop precision fertiliser application for New Zealand farmers.
Cows milked by robots near Pleasant Point in South Canterbury.
A closer look at Golden Bay's raw milk dispensing system that has become a national success story in recent months.
Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announce a market recovery plan to help the companies affected by Fonterra's botulism scare.
Fonterra reveals lapses led to delays in testing contaminated whey product which led to the botulism scare.