The Health and Wellbeing Hub will be back for the 2021 National Fieldays.

The Health and Wellbeing Hub is back at Fieldays this year, focusing on the importance of rural health and providing free health check-ups and advice to visitors.

 
Kingi Smiler.

The man who has led the Ahuwhenua competition for the past 15 years is bowing out.

 
Quinn Morgan was named as the Ahuwhenua Young Maori Dairy Farmer of the year. CREDIT: ALPHAPIX

He’s only been in the dairy industry for just over a year, but that hasn’t stopped 26-year-old Quinn Morgan from taking out the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer of the year award.

A joint venture between Plant and Food Research and Zespri is aimed at speeding up the development of new and improved kiwifruit varieties.

Moves are well underway to establish a new Kiwifruit Breeding Centre (KBC) - a joint venture between Plant and Food Research (PFR) and Zespri - designed to speed up the process of developing new and improved kiwifruit varieties.

GFF trust board chair John Jackson says the program aims to provide industry-led, on-the-job training and work for young people keen to enter the sheep, beef and deer farming sectors.

Finding and training skilled workers is a growing problem in many parts of the NZ economy and the sheep and beef farming sector is no exception.

Trees and drought slow spread

Top dressing today is pretty much at the same level as it was pre-Covid, according to the Agricultural Aviation Association (AAA).

Synlait co-founder John Penno has returned to his former role of chief executive and is leading a reset of the business.

Listed Canterbury milk processor Synlait is heading towards its first financial loss ever, but is telling its farmer suppliers not to worry.

In a minor coup for the struggling strong wool sector, one of New Zealand's largest furniture manufactures and retailers, Big Save Furniture, has committed to using more strong wool in its products and pay growers a fair price. David Anderson asked managing director Tom McKimm about the move.

A highlight of this year’s Dairy Industry Awards was the high number of migrant workers vying for the national titles.

Horticultural and agribusiness companies are dishing out the dosh to encourage students at Massey University to make a career in their sector.

Rural Women New Zealand’s (RWNZ) new chief executive says the organisation’s ability to provide opportunities to women sold her on the job.

A mystery disease is reportedly currently ravaging parts of the North Island bee population with reports of up to 80% death rates in some hives.

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