Farmers and growers affected by drought or floods in Marlborough, Tasman, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and the Chatham Islands will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs), Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced.
Raw unpasteurised drinking milk from Central Hawke's Bay producers Lindsay Farm is being recalled following the detection of Campylobacter.
In its fourth year, Organic Wine Week is happening during the Spring Equinox, from 20 to 26 September 2021.
Tohu Wines has won a Best in Show award at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, for its Whenua Matua Chardonnay 2018, a single-vineyard wine grown in the clay soils of Tasman's Upper Moutere region.
"We want to celebrate the most exciting and courageous small producers, and Covid has amplified that mission for us," says sommelier Pete Connell.
DairyNZ says it is encouraged by reports of good winter grazing practices this year, with farmers nudging other farmers to deliver on good practice too.
The New Zealand red meat sector continues to perform strongly with overall exports reaching $937 million in June, up 16% year-on-year, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association (MIA).
One of New Zealand's first Auckland-based wine commentators, Michael Brett, was inducted to the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards this year.
After many months of video calls on small laptop screens, Graham Norton and Invivo Co-founders, Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron used Eden Park Stadium's big screen to blend their new vintage of wine together.
The 2021 Women in Wine New Zealand Mentoring Programme kicked off at the end of June with 11 wine-industry stalwarts mentoring 11 up-and-coming women working in the New Zealand wine industry.
DairyNZ head consulting officer in the South Island, Tony Finch, says his first priority has been to get an accurate assessment of the extent of the damage on farms affected by the floods.
Otago Holstein Friesian breeder Tony Brock is somewhat of a rarity in dairy farming these days: he and wife Sarah have been 50:50 sharemilking on the same Kaitangata property for a quarter of a century.
It was all smiles earlier this year when LIC announced the latest bull to be added to its Hall of Fame at the co-operative's Newstead headquarters.
A study between Fonterra, Beca, Firstgas Group and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has found using organic waste is a viable, untapped solution to provide an alternative to New Zealand's current residential gas supplies, with the potential to replace nearly 20% of the country's total gas usage by 2050.
One of the (positive) side-effects of Covid-19 is the improved air and water quality.
Restrictions on marketing infant formula in Australia have been extended for another three years.
A survey of effluent management on the 124 dairy farms in the Tasman region has given thumb up to farmers and dairy companies.
What happens in the next six weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the UK, according to the executive director of the Dairy Companies Association (DCANZ), Kimberly Crewther.
New Zealand's red meat sector has launched a recruitment drive to attract halal butchers to the industry.
Bureaucratic obfuscation is being used to stall the provision information about the costs and achievements of the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) 'Fit for a Better World' strategy.
A chance to celebrate all the good work being done in the red meat sector and tell this to the nation.
Beef+Lamb NZ chairman Andrew Morrison says he’s pleased with the response to the levy vote, which saw 89.8% farmer support for the continuation of the levy.
The Government has activated Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) in response to the West Coast and Marlborough floods, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni has announced.
Beef+Lamb NZ chair Andrew Morrison says he understands why the Groundswell protest was so big.