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Wool in schools popular

A project that aims to educate Kiwi schoolchildren about wool will see the 25,000th student pass through its wool sheds…

Calls for changes to GE laws

New research shows that New Zealanders are becoming more open to the use of genetic engineering advances to progress our…

National

Everyone's a winner

Hot on the heels of Bremworth claiming a "win" in its ongoing court case with rival carpet-maker Godfrey Hirst, the…

Carpet battle far from over

Despite claims by NZ carpet manufacturer Bremworth that an international rival has abandoned a court battle about the benefits of…

Feilding boy made good

Malcolm Bailey grew up on a dairy farm near the township of Feilding in the lower North Island.

Winter grazing headaches

A Hawke's Bay-based farm consultant reckons there will be a need for farm system changes next season in order for…

World

Trans-Tasman ag ministers zoom in on biosecurity

When New Zealand’s Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor met with his new Australian counterpart yesterday, the subject of biosecurity was top of their agenda.

New Aussie ag minister

Australian farmers hope that the new Labor Government will help ease chronic worker shortages crippling the agriculture sector.

FAO distributes seed potatoes to Ukrainian rural families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 Ukrainian households from across ten of the country’s oblasts (administrative division) so they can plant food in time for the next harvesting season.

Opinion

He waka what?

OPINION: "We are all in this waka together” which, when translated, becomes “He Waka Eke Noa”.

Editorial: Reinstate MIQ?

OPINION: NZ's biosecurity officials and services are rightly on high alert, following a recent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease…

Agribusiness

Ag contractors roadshow

Rural contractors will gather at five roadshows during August to focus on cost volatility and drivers.

Management

50 GHG workshops in 30 days

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has joined forces with Silver Fern Farms, Alliance, Greenlea Premier Meats, ANZCO and Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) to deliver 50 Greenhouse Gas workshops over the course of 30 days.

The climate challenge

One of the recent challenges facing Trevor Johnson and his team at Paparata Station has been the changing climate.

Four into one goes nicely

Instead of running Paparata as one station, Trevor Johnson has divided it into four separately managed blocks - each designed to complement the other and run by four separate managers.

King Country's hidden jewel

The so-called Forgotten Highway, between Taumaranui and Stratford, has many surprises to offer - if you care to stop and look. In farming terms, one of these is Paparata Station, near the settlement of Tokirima, owned by Trevor Johnson. Peter Burke recently paid a visit to this magnificent property.

Farm Health

Indonesian meat ban

Travellers are no longer allowed to bring personal consignments of any meat products from Indonesia into New Zealand.

Metabolic disease in ewes

Metabolic diseases primarily affect ewes in late pregnancy and sometimes early lactation. These can have a huge economic impact on…

Machinery & Products

New disc cultivator launched

Väderstad has introduced a new disc cultivator – the Carrier XT 425-625 – featuring rotating disc axles, that optimizes results…

JD unlocks its digital system

As a long-term advocate of digital technology, John Deere has taken the route of mass data capture, rather than concentrating…

Motoring

Safari on a Trek to NZ

Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile…

Outback now in its 25th year

Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand. 

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Full of it!

OPINION: Your old mate was told about some research that proves that what consumers claim and what they actually do…

A better deal?

OPINION: This old mutt has been contacted by a number of members of rural insurer FMG expressing concern about the…

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