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Ploughing in the mist

Heavy fog added to the atmosphere of the 64th National Ploughing Championships, held recently at Chertsey, near Rakaia, in Mid…

 

Holden’s big SUV adventure

Determined to reinvent itself as an adventurous SUV brand, Holden recently invaded the far flung Chatham Islands, shipping in its entire…

National

 

World reopens for NZ asparagus

An asparagus breeder sees scope for the industry making a “tremendous breakthrough” via the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific…

Trade talks on target - just

European Union and New Zealand trade officials are still hopeful that agreement on a free trade agreement (FTA) will be…

World

 

Where to for the UK?

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

Call for Brexit revote

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

Opinion

 

Making pesticides safe

OPINION: A culture of trepidation about consuming foods which have been exposed to pesticides is misleading and has sparked much confusion…

Agribusiness

 

Less milk wasted

A Christchurch start-up has been recognised at a major Australian agricultural technology event for its technology aimed at minimising waste…

Management

Finalists show how its done

At the end of May, the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm will be announced at a gala dinner in Gisborne.

Award for planning tool

Ballance Agri Nutrients’ farm environment planning tool MitAgator last month won the Smart Farming Award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee.

 

Farming on Mt Horrible

Farming is a three-generation family affair for the Haywards of Mt Horrible, near Timaru.

Pasture growth raises morale

Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.

Farm Health

Strong cow sale for Angus stud

Meadowslea Stud Angus, at Fairlie, says its third annual production cow sale saw solid demand from stud and commercial buyers at…

Seeing the bottom of M. bovis?

An update meeting on Mycoplasma bovis in Hamilton earlier this month, threw up several questions, not least where were all the farmers?

Machinery & Products

 

Holden’s big SUV adventure

Determined to reinvent itself as an adventurous SUV brand, Holden recently invaded the far flung Chatham Islands, shipping in its entire…

Bully machines make good impression

Founded in 1955, Pukekohe-based Fieldmaster is well known New Zealand-wide for its mowing and post driving equipment for the agricultural,…

Motoring

Puts up and impresses

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua,…

A real small-block bruiser

You wouldn't credit a 6.1L Chevy small-block V8 with a fuel economy figure of 7.8L/100km but that’s the figure displayed…

 

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Nice

Fonterra has copped a fair bit of stick from the Hound over the years. However, on this occasionyour old mate…

No idea

A mate of the Hound reckons it is rather ironic – and totally appropriate – that the failing Australian-owned and controlled…

 
 

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Collaboration increases capability

Initially designed to assist fertiliser spreading trucks operating on steep New Zealand hill country, TracMap’s GPS guidance and job management…