Lamb for the chop this summer? video

Even the humble sausage has risen in price recently.

3:16 PM  Kiwis are paying record prices for lamb chops as the barbecue season gets underway.

Dam skint claim queried

WIL strategic adviser John Palmer on September 6 told councillors WIL had no more scope for raising additional capital, ...

The basis for some of the key decisions on the controversial Waimea dam project has been called into question.

'I'm not here to be pretty' video

Laura Carter is competing in Canterbury's Strongest Woman competition during Cup and Show Week.

Strongman contestant Laura Carter is ready to show off her strength when the NZ Agricultural Show returns to Christchurch this week.

Arable farms on cutting edge

The Bieremas have a 500 hectare property near Rakaia.

Canterbury farmers keeping pace with leading European farms.

From plastic bag to picket fence video

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A new recycling scheme will see NZ's old plastic bags and bottles transformed into fence posts.

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ES will continue to use company

Environment Southland chief executive Rob Phillips.

Environment Southland to continue to use consulting firm.

Mycoplasma tests uncover low numbers

MPI principal scientist Dr John Roche is more confident eradication of Mycoplasma is a possibility after milk testing.

Most of the country's dairy herds have been tested for Mycoplasma bovis, with few infections.

A harvest for all seasons

Cam Lewis, general manager of Lewis Farms near Levin, has launched a strawberry growing operation.

Asparagus grower turns to strawberries for year-long work force.

The death that changed an industry

Yvonne Rogers died when a quad bike she was riding rolled in a kiwifruit orchard in the Bay of Plenty, sparking a major ...

The death of a woman in a kiwifruit orchard shocked the industry - and landed four companies before the courts. But was justice served?

The story of our farmers

Author of farming book Our Land Our People Ross Hyland has based his book on stories about farming throughout New Zealand.

With farming in the blood and a mission in mind, author Ross Hyland has achieved what he set out to do with his new book Our Land Our People.

Fonterra CEO takes pay cut video

Some heat was taken out of the meeting with its board election results announced already. Fairlie dairy farmer Leonie ...

New Fonterra boss is paid "substantially less" than Theo Spierings' $8m - but the figure is secret.

ECan plan favours farmers

ECan's proposal for the 2019 election will give people who live in the country greater representation than people who ...

Allowing two regional councillors in South Canterbury is "gerrymandering", says Geoffrey Palmer.

An unlikely dairy farmer

Duncan and Ann-Marie Wells are opening the gates to their Taieri farm as part of a Fonterra open day.

Some career choices simply don't compute. But a British software engineer once irrationally afraid of animals is now championing the life of a dairy farmer.

War declared on lupins

The Russell lupin is often loved by tourists for its colour and coveted by Mackenzie Basin run holders as pasture, but ...

A plant loved by tourists for its colour and coveted as pasture in the Mackenzie Basin is reviled by others as an invasive weed.

Fonterra fails to add value

The report says returns from consumer brands have been poor, although they may improve over time.

Fonterra has failed to deliver meaningful returns on shareholders' capital since inception in 2001.

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