Something to celebrate

Cheviot has had its fair share of publicity thanks to the ongoing drought, but now the town is gearing up…


Vets’ status under Brexit cloud

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging UK governments to protect the status of EU veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are currently living and working in the UK.


Farmers march on London

At least 2000 farmers marched in London last month to pressure the Government to do more to address Britain's agricultural crisis.

UK farmers fear leaving EU

Leaving the European Union would put the UK's access to vital farm subsidies and free market trade at risk, prominent British farm leaders are warning.


The biggest yet

Rural contractors from around the country descended on the Bay of Islands in late June for this year's RCNZ annual…

Dam good decision — Editorial

This month's decision by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council (HBRC) confirming its intention to invest in the Ruataniwha water storage…


Macleod leaves Shanghai

Andy Macleod, the chief executive of the Chinese-owned Pengxin New Zealand Farm Group, resigned earlier this month.

Kiwifruit orchard values soar

Orchard values are going through the roof compared even with pre-Psa levels, says Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer.


Farmers helping farmers in Northland

A new Northland farming initiative, Extension 350, in which cluster farms will share knowledge, will officially start on June 1 next year, says chairman Ken Hames.


Dogs learn from consistency

If someone is wondering whether to train or buy a trained dog, and asks for my advice, I would ask the following questions to help their decision.

Young Canterbury bee man buzzing

North Canterbury beekeeper James Malcolm is going from strength to strength in a fast-changing industry facing the challenges of increasing corporatisation, new technology, parasites and even hive thefts.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

Comfort and capability

The concept of a multipurpose side-by-side has been well accepted by farmers and landowners who see major advantages over the…


Claas pumping the volume

In this 50th anniversary year of Claas building loader wagons at its Salgau plant in Germany, the company's latest Cargos…

All you need is LUV

Accidents and fatalities on quads have a devastating impact on the families involved and their communities.


Keep it all under cover

A new, easy-to-use cover for utes that doesn't require holes drilled into the bodywork will be taking pride of place…

Top ute on charge

The Mitsubishi Triton has obviously caught the eye of New Zealand’s ute buyers, as it sits in the top three…

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Chinese checkers

Your old mate sees that Winston Peters has been making plenty of noise and sounding outrageous conspiracy theories in his…

What a surprise

Your canine crusader's long-held suspicions that the Greens are really just a bunch of watermelons (green on the outside but…


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Wool market firm

The South Island auction comprising 4900 bales had a 74% clearance with most types remaining stable.

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…