Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".
Improved weather will slightly boost milk production but hold back prices.
Zespri's February 2017 forecast has seen returns increase across all fruit categories for the quarter.
For many, we just walk on it, but carpet can affect mobility, sound and absorb contaminants.
Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.