Heli-saw trial a pine-cutting success

Powerco is trialling an innovative approach to managing trees next to its power lines - using a tree-trimming saw suspended below a helicopter. The energy... Read More

Young grower comp to showcase horticulture future

The Bay of Plenty region is set to witness the incredible talent and dedication of its young horticulturists as they gather for the highly anticipated Bay of... Read More

Competition heats up for young farmer final

The competition is heating up for the New Zealand Young Farmers Tournament National Final, which will take place in Hamilton on Thursday, July 11. Coinciding... Read More

Changes coming for BOP dam owners

Dam owners in the Bay of Plenty are being reminded to prepare for new regulations. Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council is updating its existing policy... Read More

Groundwater contamination risk attracts large fine

A Waikato farming company has been convicted and fined $94,500 in the Hamilton District Court for unlawful discharges of dairy effluent into the environment... Read More

Horticulture New Zealand levy referendum

Growers are being asked to have their say in the upcoming levy referendum to enable Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) to continue its work for the sector. A... Read More

GDT: Dairy prices up 1.7 per cent

Good news for farmers, with a positive Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction to start the new season. Prices were up in the latest event, held overnight, with... Read More

What makes a good farmer?

What makes a 'good farmer” and do urban and rural groups have differing opinions on the subject? That's what a group of social scientists at Manaaki... Read More

Poultry businesses 'lucky' bird flu not here yet

New Zealand's egg and chicken farmers are being urged to be vigilant and keep up strict biosecurity and surveillance measures in case avian influenza arrives... Read More

Duck season safety off to a flying start

There aren't too many weekends that Southlanders look forward to more than the opening of duck shooting season. It's a weekend that can be a rite of passage,... Read More

City couple's mushroom venture

In a large warehouse, not far from Taupō, a young couple is busy bagging gourmet mushrooms. Their established vegetable garden and loyal Jack Russell terrier... Read More

First suspected case of cow-to-human bird flu

The world's first potential case of bird flu passing from mammals to humans means New Zealand is 'absolutely at the point” of needing a response plan in... Read More