Canterbury could become 'world's vegetable garden' gallery video

Farmer John Ridgen, left, now gets an invoice for $20,000 from Central Plains Water irrigation scheme every month. A ...

7:50 AM  Farmers' need to intensify to pay for a new Canterbury irrigation scheme at odds with requirements to reduce nitrate losses.  

What is Canterbury's future?

Is the future of Canterbury as a pastoral wonderland, its farms operating under audited environment plans, native ...

As global demand for clean water grows, should Canterbury rethink how it makes money from water?

If it weren’t for his gumboots... video

Kieran Fowler and his son Mason, 5.

Kieran Fowler knows all about the strange looks you get tossing gumboots across a rugby field.

Government cracks down on 80 farmers video

Without the tag, it becomes more difficult to trace livestock in the advent of a disease such as Mycoplasma bovis.

The Government is getting serious about animal tracing rules, although the fines are slight.

Loan brings jobs to mill

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones, with Te Kapunga Dewes, Tom Boon and Steve Walker at Taranakipine on Thursday.

A Taranaki sawmiller can rest easy after a $1.9m agreement secured seven year log supply.

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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.

Lamb prices leg it up video

Pleasant Point butcher Barry Wilson says there is a growing demand for lamb.

South Canterbury sheep and beef farmers are celebrating a great spring as barbecue season ramps up along with the price of lamp chops and sausages.

Shearers cutting their way to world champs

Geraldine shearer Allan Oldfield in the 150 years blade shearing commemorative match in Waipukurau, is heading for a ...

Geraldine blades shearer Allan Oldfield is set to emulate the achievement of his father in becoming a NZ world championships team member.

Face-lift for Auckland 'drain' video

Oakley Creek features the only waterfall in central Auckland.

Auckland's Oakley Creek has been transformed from a drain into a restored habitat.

Westland farmers better off

Westland Milk Products chief executive Toni Brendish says progress has been made to make the co-operative less ...

Dairy farmers stay loyal as Westland Milk Products seeks outside capital to improve its payout.

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?

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