Rural Women NZ showcase at UN

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) National President, Fiona Gower and National Chair Penny Mudford OMNZ have arrived in New York to attend…



Rabbit killer virus gets go-ahead

Environment Canterbury says the long-awaited nationwide release of a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (calicivirus) will go ahead in…



EU hardline blamed for Brexit

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to leave the bloc.


Rural recycling a no-brainer

Waste plastic – enough to bury a rugby field 2m deep. That’s how much stuff the rural recycler AgRecovery says it…



Good story needs telling

The dairy industry is full of passionate people -- farmers who take ownership of their problems and want to be…

A vine time to take the helm

The kiwifruit industry is progressive and developing rapidly, says Stu Hutchings, who takes over as chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine…


Tool to measure water nitrates

Lincoln Agritech has unveiled an advanced optical nitrate sensor for groundwater which it says will bring a paradigm shift in…


Good health & safety is good business

The steps that lead to good business are the same as those that lead to good health and safety practices, says Al McCone, sector leader for agriculture at WorkSafe New Zealand.


Attracting the best staff

Getting good staff is a big challenge faced by dairy farming businesses. But are we doing enough as employers to create environments where good people want to work? 

Farm Health


New lepto strain needs care

Dairy farmers and workers must take extra precautions because a newly discovered strain of leptospirosis is not covered by a…

TB research wins award

The science underpinning New Zealand’s TBfree programme has earned an award for its researchers.

Machinery & Products


Tyres require no air

An airless tyre from Michelin might suit agriculture but until now has been available only in North America for industrial…

Ace may save you

Farmers keen to save their bodies are taking note of a recent offering from Polaris, test driven by Rural News.

Fast, accurate spraying every time

German farm machinery manufacturer Amazone has unveiled three innovations said to achieve unprecedented application accuracy across the entire working width…


Small SUV with huge potential

Following the meteoric rise in the SUV market over the last decade, Korean manufacturer Hyundai has launched a small SUV.


Built for speed and more!

Best known for its enduring off-road ability, the Toyota Land Cruiser has added another plaudit to its CV – notching…

Drive this over the Jones

You'll stand out if you're prepared to hand over the moolah for the Jeep Brute Sport. It won’t so much…


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Going potty?

Just when your old mate thought the boffins at MPI couldn’t be seen in a worse light, given the M.bovis…


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