Monday, 22 April 2019 10:25

A little planning goes a long way

Farmers spend many hours planning their lives around the farming year, but often health and safety is left out.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:38

Brake failure brings big fine

A Gore farm machinery company’s shoddy repairs to a tractor have landed it with a fine of $239,063 and reparations of $103,459 awarded to an injured farm worker.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:37

Face up to the facts

Farmers must accept individual responsibility for the industry’s poor health and safety record, says an industry health and safety leader.

Published in General News
Monday, 25 February 2019 13:00

Stop that ticking time bomb!

Chemicals and fuels stored or used incorrectly onfarm can have dangerous consequences.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:57

Proper cows!

Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.

Published in Milking It
Friday, 26 October 2018 14:58

Fine, reparation for worker’s death

A Wellsford farmer was fined $70,000 and ordered to pay $130,000 in reparation for the death of a worker driving a tractor.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:39

Fire warnings for farmers

The response to a Northland burn-off that got out of control cost $20,000 to $50,000, involving two helicopters and volunteers from four local areas.

Published in General News
Monday, 15 October 2018 08:47

Keeping safety simple

Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:55

Pond drowning shocks industry

Federated Farmers is extending its “deepest sympathy” to the family of a four-year-old boy found dead in a farm effluent pond near Harihari in south Westland.

Published in General News

When the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) came into force two years ago there were misgivings and nervousness in the rural sector. 

Published in Opinion
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