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Budget funding unveiled

Agricultural Minister Damien O’Connor claims at least 2000 farmers will be helped with on-the-ground support to lift their environmental sustainability…

 

CRIs standing tall at Fieldays

AgResearch and three other Crown Research Institute collaborators have won the overall Supreme Site Award for Best Stand at National…

World

No luck for Irish contractors

Ireland, often a source of skilled farm machinery operators for rural contractors in New Zealand, is facing even worse driver shortages than NZ.

 

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.

Opinion

 

Methane goals way off target

OPINION: Federated Farmers is right on board with the purpose and framework of the Zero Carbon Bill, but not a…

Agribusiness

 

Management

Tips for saving fuel

Fuel costs are a hot topic everywhere, added to the rising costs of compliance and licensing. Here are some tips on how to reduce fuel consumption and lower costs for rural businesses.

 

Deer farmers set example

Central Hawke's Bay farmers Evan and Linda Potter have won the premier Elworthy Award in the deer industry’s 2019 environmental awards.

Forages help stem nitrate losses

A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.

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…

Machinery & Products

Safer battery charging

A new compact charger designed for lithium ion phosphate batteries keeps them safer and always ready for use, the manufacturer…

 

Veloce – Italian for fast

Described as a medium duty disc harrow, the Maschio Veloce is ideal for seed bed preparation or for incorporating residues…

150k tractors celebrated

Farm machinery maker Claas is celebrating having made 150,000 tractors since it bought the Renault brand in 2003.

Motoring

Concept ROX for Fieldays

Holden New Zealand has revealed its own home-grown concept to go on display at Fieldays – the Colorado ROX.

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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Death by trees

OPINION: Your canine crusader finds it ironic that the pompously self-proclaimed ‘champion’ of the provinces and ‘first citizen’ of regional…

All sizzle

OPINION: Remember when Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, about a year ago, launched his new baby the Primary Sector Council (PSC)…

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Fonterra’s asset sales backed

Farmers are backing Fonterra’s review of assets and overseas joint ventures as it grapples with strengthening its balance sheet.

Rural Life

Collaboration increases capability

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