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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…

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

Discerning fact from fiction

OPINION: I feel pretty confident you will have heard the following quip, “Don’t want to ruin a good story with…

Split gas approach fails

OPINION: The much celebrated achievement of convincing the Government to calculate short and long-lived gases separately is starting to wear…

Editorial: Take an interest

OPINION: With nominations now closed for the local government elections to be held in October, it is time to start…

He waka what?

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

100 years and still going strong

OPINION: This year we're marking the centenary of the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) and this represents a good opportunity…

Agribusiness

Wet, wet, wet!

After a very wet July, NIWA is forecasting a ray of hope for sodden farmers. Temperatures are most likely to…

Punting on a natural payoff

NZ carpet maker Bremworth has bet its future on a growing consumer shift to sustainability with its move to drop…

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

Wet weather means more worms

Following NZ's wettest July, according to NIWA, a laboratory analysing faecal egg counts (FEC) says this has led to record…

Indonesian meat ban

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

Machinery & Products

Tech support plays vital role

With low unemployment rates, businesses are reporting ongoing issues with filling vacancies and recruiting new talent.

Massey Ferguson launches 7S Series

Recently launched into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the new Massey Ferguson 7S Series tractors comprises six models offering…

New disc cultivator launched

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

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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The Hound

Do the math!

OPINION: The Hound would be a rich canine if he got a dollar for every time he's heard multi-national, fundraising…

No sugar coating

OPINION: Your canine crusader had to have a bit of a giggle at a recent employment ad run by an…

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