Wednesday, 18 May 2016 10:55

Northern exposure

Every wine region has its challenges but when it comes to New Zealand's smallest ones, the trials of weather, climate and transportation can take on new levels of difficulty.

Published in Regional Updates
Sunday, 30 August 2015 07:28

Weathering 35yrs

After three decades of winemaking, Clive Paton says that he might have expected to see a few similarities in weather patterns from one year to the next, but he admits he hasn’t.

Published in Regional Updates
Thursday, 16 April 2015 17:04

‘Benchmark’ farm wins environment award

A Wairarapa farm said to set the benchmark for performance in all facets of farming, has won the 2015 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA).

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:52

The Shape Of Things To Come

A long, dry and hot summer has growers and winemakers excited about the possibility of a great vintage ahead, with the arrival of Cyclone Pam doing little to deter that excitement. 

Published in Regional Updates
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:43

‘Localised drought’ declared

A 'localised drought' has been declared in Wairarapa as the southern and eastern parts of the region start to feel the impact of the dry conditions.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 January 2015 00:00

More fire bans likely

The hot dry weather has seen total fire bans imposed on many parts of the South Island and Wairarapa will soon have one, says Federated Farmers national vice president Anders Crofoot.

Published in General News
Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:21

Fire risk in mowing roadside vegetation

As dry conditions continue to prevail over the country, Federated Farmers are warning farmers and the rural community against mowing roadside vegetation.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

Growing Wairarapa’s wine business

Northern Wairarapa winery owner Alistair Scott was elected into Parliament in September this year and says he wants to grow businesses in the region.

Published in General News

A 202ha, FLAT, dry-stock farm, described as one of the most admired in the Wairarapa, sold under the hammer last week at $5.61 million, well in excess of its $4.8 million 2011 government valuation.

Published in General News

A WAIRARAPA agribusiness consulting company, Baker and Associates, is setting up a special unit to meet growing demand from farmers for help in dealing with new environmental regulations.

Published in General News
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