Shearers head to France

Tina Elers of Mataura, representing Cook Islands at the 2017 World championship held in Invercargill.

Relatives from Mataura are representing their Cook Island heritage at shearing world championships in France this year.

Vegan ice cream may contain milk

Magnum's Dairy Free ice creams are certified vegan but that has been questioned by consumers.

Dairy-free ice creams sold in New Zealand could contain milk, despite being certified vegan.

The deer-friendly 1080 trial

Hunters are urged not to shoot collared deer or retrieve dead collared deer while Ospri tests its new deer-repellent bait.

The test is simple. Drop new bait in one area and old bait in another. Count the dead deer.

A gaggle of one

Lucy the goose enjoys some companion time with the sheep on the farm at Kaihoka.

Lucy lives a single life and is unbiased about who she mixes with.

Vegan burgers that taste like beef

Chris Williams of Burger Culture with a burger containing a Beyond Meat pattie, a plant-based pattie that tastes ...

A vegan, plant-based patty that tastes just like meat is the newest offering at Burger Culture.

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Marine farms to be sensor-ed

A mussel farm in the Pelorus Sound will be one of the 600 Marlborough Sounds marine farms to get sensors installed.

New project will put "live" environmental data from all 600 Marlborough Sounds farms at the council's "fingertips".

Avocados hit $5

Dot Walton depends on her avocado, Vegemite and ground nuts on toast every morning, but not with these avocado prices, ...

Dot Walton loves avocado but it's more than she can stomach paying $5 for each one.

NZ should rethink GE rules

Genetic engineering has attracted strong and sometimes emotive opposition. Parmjeet Parmar says the debate about it ...

OPINION: The National Party says strict controls on biotechnology are stifling innovation.

Teen's farm dream video

Braydon Langton wanted to find work on a sheep and beef farm.

Local farmers wouldn't take a chance on 16-year-old Braydon Langton - so he's settled on joinery, for now.

PGG Wrightson clears final sales hurdle

After the sale to global company DLF Seeds, PGG Wrightson will bank about $210 million.

The OIO has approved the sale of PGG Wrightson's seeds and grains business to Danish company DLF Seeds.

Surge in cattle disease restrictions video

MPI will clamp down on the movement of livestock from 250 more farms with restricted place notices.

As cattle moving day approaches, MPI is getting tough on livestock movements.

Turning sheep milk into booze video

Once the idea for a spirit made from sheep milk took hold, Kiwi entrepreneur Sam Brown couldn't shake it.

If NZ has no national drink, could vodka or gin made from sheep's milk fill the gap?

Muddy bun craze bumps butter price

A buttery spread could be costing more later in the year.

Hold on to your hotcross, the Chinese muddy bun is about to drive up the price of butter.

'Mangy dog' CGT back in kennel

In the lead up to the Government announcement on the CGT, Federated Farmers had referred to it as a 'mangy dog'.

Federated Farmers is pleased but not gloating over the capital gains tax rejection.

Protecting our liquid gold video

The mānuka honey industry is worth about $180 million to New Zealand's economy.

Mānuka honey's increasing value has made it a target for counterfeiters.

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