The soft luxury of mohair

Michael Woodward’s father John Woodward was one of the pioneers of Angora goat farming in the late 1970s. Now, the Waikato dairy farmer sees a... Read More

New handbook shows farmers how to plant for bees

A handbook offering practical guidance on how to plant strategically to feed bees is now available free to New Zealand farmers. The document brings... Read More

Control pets to protect our wildlife

With summer in full swing, our pets are just as keen as us to spend more time outdoors.   Their innate tendency to stalk and injure wildlife... Read More

Fatal crash in Taupō

A person has died after a crash on a farm near Rangipo, Taupō District. The single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle was reported to police... Read More

Roadmap launched to grow NZ’s robotics industry

With robotics and automation set to replace 46 per cent of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector... Read More

Regenerative agriculture receives Government boost

The Government is investing in farm sustainability, this time backing two new research projects to investigate the impacts of regenerative farming practices. “We’re... Read More

New NZ documentary exposes dairy industry

A powerful new feature documentary MILKED, which exposes the whitewash of New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar dairy industry, will be screening... Read More

A break in the waves for BOP farmers

  Surfing for Farmers is returning for the upcoming summer season with locations running across the Bay of Plenty.    Farmers looking... Read More

Fonterra increases Farmgate milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased and narrowed its forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZD $7.90 - $8.90 per kgMS, from NZD $7.25... Read More

Historic milestone for former Bay student

When former Otūmoetai College student Dale Kutia joined the Air Force, women were segregated from men, hardly any trades were open to them and their... Read More

Twelve-year-old distance rider with big plans

Despite not coming from a particularly horsey family, Joanna Frendrup started riding at around five years old. Now the Matamata 12-year-old has found... Read More

Groundswell rev up for second nationwide protest

After the success of the Groundswell NZ ute tax protest in July, a second nationwide protest is set for November 21 this year. The format will remain... Read More

Farmer fined $9000 and restricted from owning cows

A farmer who underfed nearly 300 cows and heifers has been fined $9,000, ordered to pay vet costs of $1,763 and faces permanent restrictions on the number... Read More

Researchers find toilet training cows is possible

Researchers have found cows can be taught to use a toilet, which they say could help farmers reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. University... Read More

Research to turn bio-waste into economic boost

Waste products from New Zealand’s food processing industry – such as potato scraps and grape skins – could be transformed into high-value... Read More