Marine farms to be sensor-ed

A mussel farm in the Pelorus Sound will be one of the 600 Marlborough Sounds marine farms to get sensors installed.

New project will put "live" environmental data from all 600 Marlborough Sounds farms at the council's "fingertips".

Avocados hit $5

Dot Walton depends on her avocado, Vegemite and ground nuts on toast every morning, but not with these avocado prices, ...

Dot Walton loves avocado but it's more than she can stomach paying $5 for each one.

NZ should rethink GE rules

Genetic engineering has attracted strong and sometimes emotive opposition. Parmjeet Parmar says the debate about it ...

OPINION: The National Party says strict controls on biotechnology are stifling innovation.

Teen's farm dream video

Braydon Langton wanted to find work on a sheep and beef farm.

Local farmers wouldn't take a chance on 16-year-old Braydon Langton - so he's settled on joinery, for now.

PGG Wrightson clears final sales hurdle

After the sale to global company DLF Seeds, PGG Wrightson will bank about $210 million.

The OIO has approved the sale of PGG Wrightson's seeds and grains business to Danish company DLF Seeds.

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Protecting our liquid gold video

The mānuka honey industry is worth about $180 million to New Zealand's economy.

Mānuka honey's increasing value has made it a target for counterfeiters.

Supermarkets tackle food waste video

Ugly fruit and vegetables are often thrown out, rather than sold.

Have you ever wondered why you never see a crooked carrot in your supermarket?

We don't want your dirty dairy

Dairy farmer John Stevenson says Fonterra needs to be able to say no to milk from farms with poor on-farm records.

OPINION: Flouting environmental rules has no place in the dairy industry, or my co-op.

Orr to war with banks

Parts of New Zealand's dairy farming sector are highly indebted, with much of the problem created during a lending boom ...

OPINION: The Reserve Bank wants to make banks safer, but could be picking a fight against farmers.

Farmers up for $100,000 fine over Nait video

A farmer scans cattle tagged for lifetime traceability through Nait.

Farmers may have to pay $100,000 and corporates $200,000 for not complying with the animal tracing system Nait.

Tīrau farmers reign supreme

Tīrau farmers Adrian and Pauline Ball have been named Regional Supreme Winners of the 2019 Waikato Ballance Farm ...

Environmental efforts see Tīrau farmers win prestigious Waikato farming award.

Farming: to quit or not to quit?

Some pursue the dream of marketing their produce straight to consumers. Richard Redmayne, right, discusses his coastal ...

OPINION: The hard thing about doing hard things is it's always a lot harder than you expect.

Kiwi buys tramping row station

Kawakawa Hut in the Aorangi Forest, South Wairarapa.

Owner of Wairarapa sheep station must resolve an access dispute before he can sell, court says.

Sale yards fined $100k

The Feilding Sale Yards, pictured in 2017, are the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, with thousands of animals going ...

"Systemic recklessness" allowed animal effluent to discharge into a culturally significant Manawatū stream.

Ashburton centre of M. bovis outbreak video

Ministry for Primary Industries Mycoplasma bovis programme director Geoff Gwyn says the eradication programme remains on ...

One Canterbury district has more than 40 per cent of all M. bovis cases.

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