TV star demands Kiwi millions

Hunter Valley Station - on the shores of Lakes Hawea and Wanaka - was sold to Matt Lauer in March 2017.

5:00 AM  Govt agency balks at paying millions to 'a very wealthy American with a tarnished reputation' to guarantee public access to his high country station.

Calls to shelve dam plan video

Water Information Network Inc member Lew Solomon says a protest is planned for August 9.

Tasman District Council is being urged to stop spending money on the controversial Waimea dam project.

Lifestyle block or life sentence

Kevin Lampen-Smith: "Things that we take for granted when living in urban environments, like water, sewage and access, ...

OPINION: We want to move to the country. What do we need to know?

New Zealand's newest lake video

Mangapoike landslide in Gisborne formed the nation's newest lake.

"We knew it was significant in a national sense the moment we saw it," scientist says.

'Clean meat' NZ's new dairy?

A visiting scientist says young Kiwis could lead the way in the production of "clean meat" and end of animal farming.

Scientist who believes people will stop farming animals by 2100 says NZ could become a world leader in producing "clean meat".

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Tokatu still fishing

New Zealand's state of the art, deep sea fishing vessel Tokatu arrived in Nelson last month.

Sealord says factory fixes are required on their flagship vessel, but the fish are still being caught.

Water quality defies predictions

Water quality results from the Taranaki Regional Council show the ecological health of the region's waterways is ...

After two years of record improvements, the team working to make Taranaki's waterways healthier expected results to plateau. Instead the pace has picked up.

Calf club's M bovis workaround video

The Scherer family children are looking forward to rearing a calf to be judged on their farmer calf club/pet day. ...

Plucky rural school finds way to keep cherished tradition alive in face of cattle disease.

You don't need age to make fine wine

Ben Richards' role at Indevin involves managing pests and disease in the vineyards.

The knowledge and skills of young winemakers were tested last week at the annual Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year.

M bovis: MPI lab's struggle

The national veterinary laboratory came under huge pressure because of M bovis.

Internal emails reveal the extent of pressure on the national veterinary lab brought on by cow disease.

MPI tightens dog-on-ute law video

Marlborough farmer Rick Hammond says it's about time animal welfare laws got updated - but the bit about dogs on trucks ...

It's a quintessential Kiwi image, but farmers could be fined for the way the transport man's best friend.

Who needs Auckland?

Federated Farmers Manawatū-Rangitikei president Richard Morrison says people in the wider community reap the rewards of ...

For the first time since Infometrics' regional GDP surveys began in 2001, the provinces have outdone the main centres.

RMA guide concerns Feds

A 77-year-old Nelson farmer has been banned from owning or caring for cows for 10 years, due to his ill-treatment of ...

A guide to help councils enforce resource management rules missed an opportunity for fairer handling of "misdemeanours", Federated Farmers says.

Dam costs blow out by $26m video

Waimea Irrigators Ltd strategic adviser John Palmer, left, mayor Richard Kempthorne and Tasman District Council chief ...

A huge $26m blowout in costs for the Waimea dam could bring an end to the controversial project.

Cattle disease hits farm sales video

Farm sales are down 17 per cent over the past year.

Farm sales are down, and Mycoplasma bovis is one of the reasons.

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