Hearing for dairy factory expansion

A map showing the location of the Open Dairy Country factory and the residential area of Waharoa.

Community and dairy factory prepare to have say over factory expansion.

C'mon over: new efforts to attract Chinese visitors

Chinese visitor numbers reached 409,000 last year and are forecast to hit the 1 million mark by 2022.

The welcome mat is out for more Chinese tourists with the announcement of extra flights from China and new visa rules to encourage repeat visits.

Average to exceptional farms

Doug Dibley at the Owl Farm Open Day, St Peter's School in Cambridge.

New challenges await Owl Farm advocate at Fonterra.

Support network 'huge plus' for farming

Friends have been ringing to congratulate award-winning Tirau sharemilker Phillip van Heuven.

"It took a while for it all to sink in. It's such a major accomplishment."

"Fingerprinting" eggs prevents fraud

Egg samples tested at Oritain's Mosgiel laboratory will confirm whether the eggs genuinely came from free range producers.

A company's "fingerprinting" of free range eggs and other products is helping deter food fraud.

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