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…

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…


Macleod leaves Shanghai

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


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.

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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…


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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Winning friends

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


The Hound was astounded to learn that NZ First has more than one MP – extra to the member for…


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Wool market firm

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…