Nut orchard 'dead in the water' video

Smoky Fry in the hazelnut orchard that gets flooded from the Tasman District Council stormwater drain overflow.

Hazelnut growers threaten to fill council drain with concrete after floods cost thousands in lost crops.

NZ wool stars at Wimbledon

Sheep in a pen during the Egmont Sheep Dog Trial Club's annual trial.

NZ wool stars on Wimbledon's centre court every year - and a travelling wool shed's making sure Kiwis know about it.

The perfect sheep not far off

Merinos coming out of the Cass Valley. Traditionally associated with the high country, merinos may one day occupy ...

Scientists may be closing in on a footrot-resistant merino that is also a productive meat animal.

Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson with her possum fur phone cover.

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

A journey to the top

Mid-Canterbury farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the 2017 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.  Pictured Jessie with an adoring fan.

The 2017 Dairy Woman of the Year talks to Sonita Chandar about her journey of learning.

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opinion

An emblem of our nation's maturity

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright's term is up in October.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright will be a hard act to follow.

Common themes to global challenge

Nuffield scholar Ryan O'Sullivan shares his observations after exploring the state of global agriculture.

Future of farming pure fantasy

Wool's story deserves to be told

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.

dairy

Journo queries cow-global warming link

The life of a sheep or cow cannot add extra atom carbon to the atmosphere that was not already there before the animal ...

4:14 PM  An Aussieds author debunks the link between methane emissions of cattle and global warming

Our People - Richard McCullough

Richard McCullough and wife Nadine have a two-year-old daughter and milk 700 cows on 383ha at Karapiro in partnership with his parents. They supply Open Country Dairy and calve in autumn.

Manawatu farmer Haley Hoogendyk made history earlier this year when she was named the 2017 Farm Manager of the Year.

Rising to the top

Standfirst: A Manawatu farmer has made history - Sonita Chandar reports.

advice

Positive signs for good lambing

South Canterbury farmers are hoping for a good scanning over the next few weeks.

Everything is pointing to a good lambing, but farmers nervously wait for scanning time.

New immigration policy will help farmers

Dairy farmers in regions such as Southland where there is a shortage of workers and it is difficult to attract and retain employees, will have continued access to migrant labour after following the introduction of Immigration New Zealand's new policy.

Federated farmers Dairy Industry Group chairman Andrew Hoggard says farmers need to be aware of their obligations when ...

Rules for bobby calves

There has been a lot of talk around the bobby calf regulations - and some confusion as well.

aquaculture

Decade-long paua ban

Fish, paua, seaweed and crayfish all flounder above the tide line immediately following the November 14 earthquake.

Paua protection on South Island's earthquake-hit coastline could be enforced for 10 years.

Feds quizz Labour on water policy

Federated Farmers question the feasibility of Labour's freshwater quality policy.

The flat oysters were transferred to the Foveaux Freighter to be taken to Bluff.

Oyster farmers' future uncertain video

As MPI prepares to take 4000 tonnes of Bluff oysters to the tip, companies that farm them say they'll go out of business.

beef

Journo queries cow-global warming link

The life of a sheep or cow cannot add extra atom carbon to the atmosphere that was not already there before the animal ...

4:14 PM  An Aussieds author debunks the link between methane emissions of cattle and global warming

Chef to MPI: 'Burger off'

New red tape will kill signature hamburger at NZ's oldest licensed restaurant, says chef.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Southern South Island Farmer Council chairman Hamish Bielski.

Southland hosts sheep awards

The Sheep Industry Awards will be presented in Southland.

Sheep

Journo queries cow-global warming link

The life of a sheep or cow cannot add extra atom carbon to the atmosphere that was not already there before the animal ...

4:14 PM  An Aussieds author debunks the link between methane emissions of cattle and global warming

The perfect sheep not far off

Scientists may be closing in on a footrot-resistant merino that is also a productive meat animal.

Allan Oldfield considers his biggest triumph a win at the Royal Bath and West Show last month.

Blade shearer home for flying visit

Geraldine blade shearer Allan Oldfied returns to New Zealand after a successful season of competition in the UK.

cropping

Nut orchard 'dead in the water' video

Smoky Fry in the hazelnut orchard that gets flooded from the Tasman District Council stormwater drain overflow.

Hazelnut growers threaten to fill council stormwater drain with concrete after floods cost thousands in lost crops.

US-owned grain facility planned

Multinational US food processor to set up storage and distribution facility in Taranaki.

At the height of the Psa outbreak, kiwifruit orchard prices fell to bare land value.

Back from the brink

Seven years after the devastating discovery of Psa, New Zealand's kiwifruit industry is thriving.

agribusiness

Labour to levy farming water tax

Federated Farmers environment spokesman Chris Allen says he is disappointed Labour wants to levy a tax on irrigation water.

4:15 PM  The Labour Party has restated it will charge farmers for water and discharging too many nutrients.

Fonterra CFO acting till February

3:59 PM  Fonterra is still looking for a replacement for Lukas Paravicini, and has in the meantime appointed an acting CFO.

David Mason-Jones' book delves into carbon issues in our food from the paddock to the plate.

Journo queries cow-global warming link

4:14 PM  An Aussieds author debunks the link between methane emissions of cattle and global warming

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

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

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

Rising to the top

Manawatu farmer Haley Hoogendyk made history earlier this year when she was named the 2017 Farm Manager of the Year.

Standfirst: A Manawatu farmer has made history - Sonita Chandar reports.

Our People - Charlotte Heald

Charlotte Heald and husband Russell farm in equity partnership with family at Norsewood where they will be milking 430 cows in the coming season.

Mid-Canterbury farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the 2017 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year.  Pictured Jessie with an adoring fan.

A journey to the top

:The 2017 Dairy Woman of the Year talks to Sonita Chandar about her journey of learning.

Video

Te Whau pathway will be 'intrusive'

A shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians has residents living beside the path worried about their privacy.

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