'Best hunter of his generation'

Alan "Dunc" Duncan in one of his deer recovery helicopters.

Obituary: Alan Duncan, contemporary of Barry Crump, was revered by fellow hunters.

Should we be eating wool protein?


It's soft, warm and durable and scientists say wool could also be good for your gut.

Greens oppose, Labour backs dam bill

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says he's not surprised by the Greens' decision to oppose the local bill but welcomes the ...

The proposed Waimea dam is a "think big" solution with significant downside risks, says Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson.

Saudi slaughterhouse on hold video

Diane Kelly from Rare Breeds with her awassi sheep that featured in Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films.

The controversial NZ-funded Saudi agribusiness hub is almost finished but the abattoir has run into problems.

The cost of watching every farm

The Waikato Regional Council says it is incredibly unrealistic to expect its staff to monitor all of the region's 4300 farms.

Want every Waikato dairy farm inspected? Be prepared to pay for it.

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M. Bovis makes Nelson farmers cautious

Infected farms or those suspected of being positive have been placed in quarantine lock down by MPI.

Local farmers are keeping their heads cool in light of M. Bovis discovery.

'World's cutest sheep' in Canty video

A two-week-old valais blacknose lamb.

The look like cuddly toys and get on well with people. But those qualities don't come cheap.

Twins family's triplets shock

Birthing triplet calves is a one-in-two-million occurrence.

Farmers already have two sets of twin daughters. Now they have triplet calves as well.

One bull for two rescues video

East Taranaki cattle breeders Lance and Janelle Downs have a couple of reasons to be grateful to the Taranaki Rescue ...

Two months, two rescues and now one bull to say thanks.

Death threats for whistle-blowers

Footage of a Northland farmer beating cows during milking was released in June and drew widespread criticism. Animal ...

Safe says people speaking up about animal abuse had death threats from farmers.

Ernst Frei's labour of love

Ernst Frei with two of his 15 grandchildren,Joash Thielmann (4) and Amalia Frei (22 months).

Immigrant of 40 years has created pastoral perfection on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Endangered but delicious video

Marinovich's Seafood Restaurant apprentice chef Daria Hardgrave, 19, serves up a whitebait fritter.

A proposed sales ban could knock whitebait off the menu.

What's up Doc?

The rabbit population has grown in the past two years in Manawatū, but authorities are not yet worried (file photo).

Manawatū's rabbit population rallies, but wet winters help bring numbers under control.

The quiet goodbye video

Fonterra's Theo Spierings arriving at Parliament in 2013, amid its botulism scare.

As Fonterra's CEO departs, will anyone responsible front up on the dairy giant's performance?

Few buyers for calves

Fewer calves are being sold in Canterbury saleyards.

Mycoplasma bovis is making farmers nervous about buying calves in Canterbury.

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