Investment with 'sex appeal'

Misty Cove founder Andrew Bailey is selling a vineyard the company co-owns with Moa founder Josh Scott in Onamalutu, ...

It's like any commercial investment really, except you get to say you own a vineyard.

A medical exam gift 

At least half of Ni-Vanuatu come from northern regions, from where up until now they have had to travel long distances ...

Workers from Vanuatu who need a medical exam will not have to travel so far now.

'Just listen and hold us tight'

Louise Giltrap with her husband Geoff. "You guys need to focus. Just listen, say nothing unless it is 'I love you honey, ...

Stress is high during calving and Louise Giltrap has some advice for husbands and kids.

Arable farm sells for $8.25m

The record-breaking "Three Springs" farm near Methven which sold for $57,112 per hectare.

A Mid-Canterbury farm fetches a record value for cropping land.

Cow disease strikes third farm

Cows on an a farm near Oamaru look likely to have been infected with the Mycoplasma bovis disease from a Van Leeuwen ...

The cow disease Mycoplasma looks as though it has spread to a third farm, this one in Oamaru.

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Water tax exploits town-farm rift

David Clark is a Canterbury arable farmer.

OPINION: I have listened to the hatred, I have read the posts on social media ripping into farmers and it saddens me.

Business savvy farmers get ahead

Buying a first farm isn't easy but it's made easier with a grasp of business basics.

Dairy industry tackling shortage of advisers

The realities of Mycoplasma bovis

Field days

A Fieldays roadie

A sight that never fails to thrill Brad Markham. Overlooking the Fieldays agricultural expo at Mystery Creek.

Opinion: There are never enough hours in the day when you visit Fieldays.

Tractor Pull thrills

Modified tractors, the farming equivalent of boy racers, delighted spectators at Mystery Creek.

British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Jonathan Sinclair at Fieldays.

British back at Fieldays

The British were back at Fieldays for the first time in 17 years.


China demand strong for a2 Milk

Sales in Australia, New Zealand and China underpinned A2's results.

NZ dairy company's profit nearly tripled on the back of soaring demand for its infant formula products in China.

Waimate irrigation newbie top of class

Young irrigating specialist William Bragg is already excelling in his field.

Cows on an a farm near Oamaru look likely to have been infected with the Mycoplasma bovis disease from a Van Leeuwen ...

Cow disease strikes third farm

The cow disease Mycoplasma looks as though it has spread to a third farm, this one in Oamaru.


Farmers pledge swimmable rivers

Federated Farmers president Katie Milne in front of Michael Spaans, Bruce Wills, Mike Petersen, Carolyn Mortland ...

Farming leaders representing 80 per cent of the industry have pledged to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable, although they don't say how or by when.

Detecting heat in cows

Technological advancements allow easier detection of cows in heat for better breeding.

DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says dairy farmers have invested a "huge effort" in planting alongside rivers and streams.

Riparian planting no silver bullet

River side plantings have their limitations on farms.


Your far flung fish and chips video

Witherlea Takeaways owner Sharyn Hiltz says frozen fish is just as good as fresh fish for your Friday night takeaway.

It's Friday night and that means one thing: takeaway time. But under the batter, where does your fish come from?

End of farmed Bluff oysters

Staff at businesses who helped make Bluff oysters a phenomenon "burst into tears" at news farms are finished.

New Zealand King Salmon doesn't expect a decision on the ministry's farm proposal until after the election.

Time running out for salmon plan

NZ King Salmon's hopes of getting a ruling any time soon on its plan to relocate Sounds farms are fading.


Shareholders ask questions of Blue Sky Meats

Blue Sky Meats' Annual General Meeting also included a number  of presentations, illustrating the behind the scenes ...

Blue Sky Meats bosses faced up tp shareholders after almost $2m loss.

Venison prices hit new heights

 The North Americans can't get enough of our venison and it's driving up prices close to record levels.

Richie Wedd with the developing wetland on his family's Tikokino farm.

Group effort preserves CHB bush and wetland

Preserving a large wetland and area of native bush on their farm has been a satisfying experience for Central Hawke's Bay farmers Richie and Andrea Wedd.


The grandfather they never knew

Noeline, Allan and Les Roseveare with the original land titles to their family’s Endsleigh sheep farm near Clinton. The ...

When a South Otago farming family began researching their family history for the Century Farm Awards, they breathed new life into the grandfather they never knew.

Worm resistance group formed

Worm resistance group formed

Robin Wilson represented New Zealand at hockey and continues to take a keen interest in the game, as Harewood coach.

Corriedales tick all the boxes

The corriedale sheep may soon have its time in the sun, says a leading breeder.


Woman first to win grower crown

Te Puke fruit grower Erin Atkinson is the first woman to win the Young Grower of the Year title.

Erin Atkinson is the first woman to win the Young Grower of the Year title in its 11-year history.

Otago land ripe for picking

Scarcity of big properties with irrigation potential in Central Otago expected to prompt interest in the land.

Geneticist Aimee Charteris leads the work on Te Mana Lamb.

Te Mana Lamb champions good fat

Te Mana puts the good fat back into lamb through a combination of genetics, breeding, traceability and support for farmers.


Buyers lining up for deer farms

Canterbury deer farms are in high demand.

The demand for deer farms in Canterbury cannot be met.

MPI cops it over manuka definition

Officials defend their handling of the search for a reliable definition of manuka honey.

Comvita has reported a lower after tax profit after a challenging year.

Comvita year not so sweet

If the coming season's honey production returns to normal, Comvita is predicting a better financial result.


The endless possibilities of meat

Mustafa Farouk created excitement at last year's Fieldays with his Meat Lover's Chocolate.

Jenna Heller talks to the scientist who came up with meat chocolate and who says meat is more than just a steak on a plate.

Too soon for the robot milker?

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Beef cows wear collars that train them to keep within a "virtual" fence.

Collars keep cows contained

DairyNZ research engineer Brian Dela Rue considers whether electric fencing might be consigned to the history books.

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New Federated Farmers president Katie Milne with dog George on her dairy farm near Lake Brunner on the West Coast.

Katie Milne: The face of farming

The new Federated Farmers' president became the first woman to be elected to the position in its 118-year history in June.


Aquarium's $45m Weta upgrade

Weta Workshop will help with $45m upgrade that will see Napier's National Aquarium triple in size.

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