A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.
Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock
A new pump mounted on a tanker is helping the Alford Forest rural fire force while a base radio is helping a crew at Swannanoa to relay messages.
Farmers and their bankers are the main figures in dairy's downturn, but professional dispute mediators also have a job to do.
Rainfall could drop by 15 per cent in some parts of the country, climate scientists say.