Tuesday, 01 November 2016 10:55

No houses on fertile land

Auckland's incoming deputy-mayor Bill Cashmore is ruling out turning over productive rural land for housing projects.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:55

Rural councillor battles urban ignorance

Representing a rural area on Auckland's 'super city' council can be "mind boggling" at times, says Auckland councillor Penny Webster.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:55

‘Hawk eye’ on Auckland plan

Farmer and Auckland councillor Bill Cashmore says he will be all over the Unitary Plan "like a hawk" when recommendations come out today from the independent hearings panel.

Published in General News

It's a simple equation: If Auckland spreads its housing into our fruit and vegetable production land - we all pay more for food.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 14:55

Auckland debuts in farm awards

Auckland doesn't just have cafes, motorways and poorly performing rugby and league teams, the region also has the biggest rural area in New Zealand. 

Published in General News
Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:00

Final push in fruit fly programme

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it hopes to complete the Queensland fruit fly eradication programme in Auckland within the next few months.

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 September 2015 08:56

Auckland farmers encouraged to enter awards

Entries have opened for the 2016 Auckland Ballance Farm Environment Awards and organisers are optimistic for the region’s first year in competition.

Published in General News
Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:53


The Hound reckons the Jafas from Auckland simply don’t help themselves with their rural cousins. Apparently, the latest fad emerging in the swankier Auckland suburbs is having a pet lamb and prancing it around in nappies.

Published in The Hound
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:45

Auckland signs up for BFEA

Farmers in the Auckland region can now enter the prestigious Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 May 2015 16:13

Fruit-fly zone reduced

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it is relaxing the fruit and vegetable movement controls for some households within Auckland’s fruit fly zone.

Published in General News
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