Avocado industry continues strong growth

New Zealand’s avocado industry value eclipsed $227m in the 2020-21 season, with $167m delivered by avocado exports and $60m in sales in the New... Read More

A new way forward for biosecurity

A small kiwi company is using new technology to change the face of conservation and pest control throughout the country. Envico Technologies primarily... Read More

Fieldays competitions back in action

Competitors will be going head-to-head once again in the pinnacle events of New Zealand agriculture at the Fieldays this month. At this year’s... Read More

Calls to protect BOP’s stopbanks

  With winter weather on the horizon, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect... Read More

Risk of thunderstorms, hail, gusts and heavy rain

WeatherWatch are forecasting possible thunderstorms ahead this afternoon and evening.   “A low deepens just west of central New Zealand... Read More

Nationwide vet shortage pushing staff to the edge

Vets say a nationwide shortage of staff, drought and uncertainty due to Covid-19 is pushing them to a breaking point. Veterinary Association (NZVA)... Read More

Employment opportunities for rural communities

The Government is aiming to create opportunities for at-risk rangatahi to overcome barriers to employment, education or training with the next tranche... Read More

Duck shooting season starts May 1

The annual game bird hunting season will get underway around New Zealand on Saturday, May 1 – a date eagerly anticipated by duck hunters and pheasant... Read More

Government to phase out live exports by sea

The Government has announced the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our... Read More

BOP dairy industry award winners announced

Aran and Sharleen Sealey look forward to watching the dairy industry evolve with environmental improvements while still contributing to the New Zealand... Read More

Taupo man fined $12,000 for starving 245 calves

A farmer from Kinloch near Taupo has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves and adequately treat... Read More

New flood and drainage bylaws in BOP

  People who live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage areas in the Bay of Plenty may need to check out... Read More

Largest-ever kiwifruit harvest begins

New Zealand’s 2021 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first commercial crop being picked this morning in Gisborne and more kiwifruit to... Read More

Psa settled 10 years on

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The plaintiffs, Strathboss... Read More

Buckle up on the farm

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising farmers to buckle up after an analysis of vehicle-related fatalities found that nearly half those that occur on farm... Read More