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New hort science scholarships 

A scholarship for up to five students each year, studying Massey University’s Bachelor of Horticultural Science degree has been launched…

High alert for stink bugs

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is warning travelling Kiwis to be vigilant as the high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink…

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National

 

Eyeing up ag’s opportunities

In an electronic world, getting teenagers interested in careers in agriculture or horticulture is an uphill struggle.

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.

 

Fines for farm invaders

Animal rights activists entering Queensland farms without permission now face being fined.

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

 

Fake news — Editorial

OPINION: That old saying ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ should be rephrased: ‘lies, damned lies and environmental lobby-commissioned research’.

Agribusiness

 

Management

 

Farmers breed for worm resistance

A farmer collective breeding for parasite resistant genetics claim they are leading the pack as drench resistance becomes more prevalent and drench failure is reported NZ-wide.

Opposition to NAIT data grab

The Government's proposal to take ownership of all animal traceability core data is being rejected by key primary sector organisations, including Fonterra.

Farm Health

Machinery & Products

 

8R gets golden gong

The latest John Deere 8R series tractors, yet to be released, have already won the only gold medal at the…

JD’s new 6M series breaks cover

John Deere's country manager for New Zealand, Mark Hamilton-Manns, says JD’s 6M series tractors are a rugged workhorse well received…

Motoring

New wagon a little different

Subaru's latest SUV offering fills a need for drivers looking for something smaller and a little more potent than your…

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The Hound

Chipping in

The Hound was intrigued to read an article recently, on the Newsroom website, that shows that Education Minister Chris ‘Chippy’…

I'm alright

This old mutt has been contacted by many concerned individuals about the role the former Synlait boss John Penno is…

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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…