Farmers grinning to start year

Steady rainfall and good grass growth has increased production in Manawatū, Marton farmer Richard Morrison says.

Steady rainfall and good grass growth has increased production in Manawatū.

End the 'she'll be right' attitude video

Rhys Mair was a cheerful, caring guy, loyal and loving, his mother says.

Ice gripped Jane Mair's stomach when she could not contact her son. Then two police officers walked down the drive.

We need more seasonal workers

In just five years, the value of exports has almost doubled, thanks to growth in shipments of kiwifruit, wine, apples ...

OPINION: Instead of taking pot-shots at growers, here's what the Government should do.

A plea for attitude change video

At age 17 Rhys Mair died after crashing a borrowed quad bike in a remote area of the Wairarapa.

Kiwis' relaxed ''she'll be right' approach to quad bike safety can have deadly consequences.

Mounting debt sank Taratahi

Taratahi Agricultural Training College in Carterton is now in liquidation.

A bad year for student numbers was enough to push a 100-year-old institution over the edge.

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Diet defies health guidelines video

If you want to save the planet, this should be all the meat on your weekly menu, the authors of a new report say.

Ditching red meat for plants is tipped as the diet that could save the planet. So why is it at odds with health guidelines?

Are farmers just whingers?

The ups and downs of farming make the news, but farmers have it far from easy, even in this day of uber-technology and ...

OPINION: A bunch of whingers, or hard done by? It's sometimes hard for farmers to get it right.

National calls fundraiser hypocritical

Taratahi Agricultural Training College based in Wairarapa went into liquidation in December.

Labour List MP says he's just trying to help those in need.

Grief over 'unconventional leader'

Martinborough shearer PJ Hawkins died in a car crash near Carterton on Wednesday.

A shearing gang is mourning the loss of a larger-than-life character.

Dairy prices up on EU clearance

New Zealand farmers can breathe a bit easier after recent dairy auctions delivered positive results.

Dairy prices have been boosted by a European Union sell-off of skim milk powder.

Salmon products recalled

New Zealand King Salmon has recalled two products because they may contain listeria.

New Zealand King Salmon has recalled two products because they may contain listeria.

Dairy and sheep down, beef up

More lambs have been born in the past year, reflecting buoyant prices.

Dairy cattle numbers continue to fall from their all-time high in 2014.

Neglected sheep euthanised

More than 50 sheep had to be euthanised at the direction of MPI near Burnham, Canterbury, last year. (File photo)

Man responsible for 55 neglected sheep has been charged under the Animal Welfare Act.

Brexit: The risk to NZ video

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a huge defeat on her Brexit bill in Parliament yesterday .

ANALYSIS: If there is a hard Brexit, will the UK be turning away our lamb and wine?

Dam construction set to start

The Lee Valley location of the planned Waimea dam. Construction of the dam is due to start and is expected to take three ...

Construction of the Waimea dam is poised to get under way with the build expected to take three years.

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