Banks Peninsula would-be weka farmer Roger Beattie is a 10-ideas-before-breakfast kind of man.
A roundup of rural and farming news, wrapped up in one place.
Detector dogs could be employed to track down the hitch-hiking intruders that could wipe out crops.
As a farmer fell into a pit of severe depression, his cows were starving to death.
About a third of buyers still visit fruit and vege markets but that is changing.