Rural

Expo provides insights to dairy workforce trends

People Expo events are back, providing dairy farmers with unique opportunities to better understand workforce dynamics, and ideas on actions they can take to... Read More

Māori landowners set to benefit from $40K grant

‘Discovery tours' will be organised for joint Māori landowners in the Bay this year to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori... Read More

Partnership to grow methane emissions knowledge

A New Zealand/Ireland joint research programme starting this month aims to better understand methane emissions from pasture-based farm systems. The four-year... Read More

$35K for BOP wetland climate change research

Research is underway to determine how salt marshes and mangroves could protect Bay of Plenty's coastline from climate change - and how a ‘resilience credit'... Read More

Government announces agriculture delegations

The coalition Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand's food and fiber sector,... Read More

Urine sensors for cattle to reduce nitrogen loss

It's a wee issue but with a big environmental impact; and a new award-winning technology developed by AgResearch may help farmers to address it. Scientists... Read More

Survey underlines case for more rural police

A Federated Farmers survey shows rising rates of rural crime and underlines a strong case for more police resources in rural areas, Feds national board member... Read More

Migrant workers settle down after rough months

Vinu Choodal is slowly settling in the South Island, building a new life after a rough first four months in New Zealand. "Life is okay - finally," he says. Vinu,... Read More

High heels to gumboots

Ask Amber Carpenter about dairy farming and you'll hear the passion in her voice as she answers. The South Auckland dairy farmer and Dairy Environment Leaders... Read More

Extensive planting sees native bird numbers grow

The number of kingfishers (kōtare), fantails (pīwakawaka) and other native birds are increasing on Mark and Devon Slee's farm, thanks to extensive planting... Read More

Data shows rise in rural crime - Fed Farmers

Sentencing judges need to stop going lightly on those convicted of illegal hunting and the killing or stealing of livestock, says Federated Farmers rural policing... Read More

Solar farm a waste of soil - Edgecumbe farmers

Edgecumbe farmers say large scale solar farms on some of the Rangitaiki Plains' most elite soil is shortsighted. Six neighbouring landowners, who submitted... Read More