Sir Ed's shed

Massey Ferguson tractors will be used to help the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust raise $1 million to preserve Sir…

Manuka claims damaging to industry

Speculation in the media concerning the integrity of manuka honey risks damaging its export market and undermining the value proposition…


Sod-turning for new MPI centre

The first sod was turned today ahead of construction on a new multi-purpose facility for the Ministry for Primary Industries…


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.



Macleod leaves Shanghai

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


Changing the definitions of GM

The gene editing tool CRISPR is set to change our definitions of genetic modification (GM), says Peter Landon-Lane, chief executive of Plant and Food Research.


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.

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Sir Ed's shed

Massey Ferguson tractors will be used to help the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust raise $1 million to preserve Sir…


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…


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…

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This old mutt had to giggle when he saw that Silver Fern Farms was voted New Zealand’s ‘most trusted’ meat…

Winning friends

Your canine crusader notes his old mates at fishing lobby Bitch & Complain (Fish & Game) are living up to…


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

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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…