TPP – no breach of Treaty

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Waitangi Tribunal's Report on the TPP which found no breach of the Treaty…



Straight and true

World Ploughing chairman Colin Millar, of Rotorua, says the winners of this year's NZ ploughing championships are in contention with…

Genetics could help combat FE

An outbreak of facial eczema (FE) on the West Coast is driving home the need for FE-tolerant genetics, according to…


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.






Farm Health

Learn to trust your dog

My first few heading dogs were medium eyed and firm; they didn't creep and crawl, preferring to get on with…

Machinery & Products

Kubota on increase

Over the last few years Kubota has indicated its intention of becoming a major global player.


This drone is no toy!

Drones have quickly evolved from being expensive toys to useful tools in a farmer's arsenal.

Loadall doubles up

Telehandlers have made huge differences to productivity on farms and construction sites.


Still turning many heads

The saying goes “the only good thing to come out of Birmingham (UK) is the M6 motorway”, but just a…

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The Hound

Hooray for ‘Hen’ry

A mate of the Hound reckons those who think dairy is tough going these days should spare a thought for…

Dopey move

Your canine crusader suggests it's no wonder Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O'Connor is now looking a little lost in…


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Wool attracts mixed support

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited's CEO John Dawson reports that targeted buying saw some types well supported at the…

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…