National Farm

Quad bike death takes dad

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Surprise! It's quadruplets

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

Fonterra helping put out rural fires

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.

Downturn means mediators get busy

Farmers and their bankers are the main figures in dairy's downturn, but professional dispute mediators also have a job to do.

El Nino is coming, and it's a biggie

Rainfall could drop by 15 per cent in some parts of the country, climate scientists say.

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