Stock fears at hill climb rally

  An objection has been lodged against a proposed temporary road closure for a motorsport event in the Rotorua Hinterland on Sunday, September... Read More

Fed Farmers hails Court ruling as win for Rotorua

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability... Read More

Tourism funding for Rotorua

Rotorua Lakes Council will be receiving $293,056 from Government in the third round of funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund - TIF, announced... Read More

Global ice cream giant buys Tip Top

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has confirmed the sale of its Tip Top brand to global ice cream giant Froneri for $380 million. Word of the... Read More

Fruit picking industry scrambling

Jobless, retirees and backpackers are being encouraged to sign up to pick and pack the apple and kiwi harvests for the six to eight week season peak.... Read More

Dry spell giving farmers grief in BOP

Farmers across the country are being warned to make calls on feed planning, milking frequency and drying off due to the dry weather. DairyNZ Farm Performance... Read More

Hunters reminded of ‘special game bird hunt’

Eastern Region Fish & Game staff are reminding hunters of a special game bird season for black swan in Management Area A1, and for pukeko throughout... Read More

Call to declare seasonal worker shortage in BOP

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling for the Government to urgently declare a seasonal worker shortage in the region. He says it will allow work... Read More

Minister ‘disappointed’ at second fruit fly find

Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor says the second find of an unwanted fruit fly is disappointing and the Government is committed to ensuring... Read More

BOP dairy farmers feeling the bite of drought

  Bay of Plenty dairy farmers are hurting as the drought begins to bite. But Federated Farmers says none of them are seeking assistance just yet. Bay... Read More