Tuesday, 26 March 2019 10:48

More buzz needed among beekeepers

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is backing Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s plea for greater unity among beekeepers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:13

Drought declared in Mainland

The drought formally declared in the northern regions of the South Island is now extended into Marlborough, Buller and Nelson.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 March 2019 13:09

Sheep and beef focus for 2019

Two farms from the North Island east coast and one from Central Hawkes Bay are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua competition for the top Māori sheep and beef farm.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:22

Minister cuts short overseas visit

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is cutting short an overseas visit and returning home following the discovery of a new fruit fly in Auckland.

Published in General News

A medium-scale adverse event has been declared for the Tasman district, unlocking further Government support for farmers and growers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 08:55

The model is broken – Govt

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins concedes the timing of the Taratahi interim liquidation is tough, especially for students and staff, and he says supporting them is a top priority.

Published in General News

As we bid farewell to another year it’s time for the annual review of 2018 in the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:02

Primary sector exports soaring

The value of New Zealand’s primary sector exports is set to grow by 3.8% to a new record high over the coming year.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:43

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:31

Deafening silence

Your old mate notes that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor was — like most of his coalition government colleagues — quick to crow about his successes after a year on the treasury benches.

Published in The Hound
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