Nice, firm loins on Miss Canterbury video

Entrants in the Miss Canterbury pageant drew an appreciative crowd at the NZ Agricultural Show on Thursday.

6:13 PM  A runway event at the NZ Agricultural Show drew a modest crowd appreciating the long shapely legs, firm loins and perfect poise of the entrants.

Greenpeace takes aim at nitrogen

The humble white clover is one of the best fixers of nitrogen, although other legumes will do the job as well.

Greenpeace wants the Government to ban the use of synthetic nitrogen in agriculture.

Iwi hemp venture to create jobs

Ngāti Kahungunu believes quality production processes are key to profitability.

If plans for a processing plant go ahead in Tararua it could create more than 150 jobs.

Action taken over wandering livestock

Stock found near the Mangaoraka stream has resulted in action being taken by the Taranaki Regional Council.

Landowner warned after livestock found near Taranaki stream.

Large fine for Waikato farm

Nine farmers have been fined more than $35,000 each for effluent offences in 2017/18. (File photo)

A Waikato farming company has been fined almost $60,000 for discharging dairy effluent into a waterway.

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Fonterra's empty chair

Fonterra chairman John Monaghan quickly opted to settle the case against Guiney.

OPINION: A protest and a voting quirk means shareholders backed an empty chair as a director.

Surveys more than ticking the boxes

The fertiliser goes on to keep the grass healthy at Kaihoka. New fertilisers are trialled which can help the environment.

OPINION: Do they want my genuine opinion, or should I tick the "right" answer?

Waste kept out of river

Manawatū District Council has started discharging treated effluent on to land.

Feilding's treated waste will mostly be discharged to land instead of the Ōroua River.

Lamb for the chop this summer? video

Lamb is fetching high prices in overseas markets, so Kiwis are paying more.

Kiwis are paying record prices for lamb chops as the barbecue season gets underway.

Dam skint claim queried

WIL strategic adviser John Palmer on September 6 told councillors WIL had no more scope for raising additional capital, ...

The basis for some of the key decisions on the controversial Waimea dam project has been called into question.

'I'm not here to be pretty' video

Laura Carter is competing in Canterbury's Strongest Woman competition during Cup and Show Week.

Strongman contestant Laura Carter is ready to show off her strength when the NZ Agricultural Show returns to Christchurch this week.

Arable farms on cutting edge

The Bieremas have a 500 hectare property near Rakaia.

Canterbury farmers keeping pace with leading European farms.

From plastic bag to picket fence video

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A plastic supermarket bag on its way home. 

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A new recycling scheme will see NZ's old plastic bags and bottles transformed into fence posts.

New $50m dryer to be built in Waikato

Investing in a new dryer at Waikato Innovation Park supported Pāmu's strategy of adding value within and beyond the farm ...

Waikato Innovation Park will be home to a new dryer that will increase job numbers from 17 to 35.

October drier and colder than normal

October rainfall levels in Taranaki were historically low

It normally buckets down in Taranaki in October - but not in 2018.

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