New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

Zespri weighs up partnership with Chinese growers

  Zespri is considering co-operation with Chinese kiwifruit growers who are illegally growing New Zealand's gold G3 kiwifruit.   Since... Read More

BOP farmer fined for not registering 424 cattle

A Rotorua dairy farmer has been fined $3364 for not registering 424 cattle under the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme. The court sentenced... Read More

Kiwis urged to work on orchards this summer

More than 14,500 people will be required on kiwifruit orchards across the Bay of Plenty over the coming summer months to prepare vines for the 2021 season. This... Read More

Thousands needed to work kiwifruit industry

A new initiative is being launched to attract people into the kiwifruit industry. The NZKGI-led, Ministry for Primary Industries funded initiative has... Read More

Fonterra sells China farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million, after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia... Read More

Spring fatalities a sober reminder for farm safety

    The deaths of four people, including a Bay of Plenty child, is a sobering reminder for farm safety, says WorkSafe. WorkSafe has been... Read More

Dairy sector calls for action on mental health

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand, the dairy sector is calling for rural mental health to be a priority. DairyNZ, Federated... Read More

Readying nesting boxes for rifleman

  In the lead up to the titipounamu/rifleman’s nesting season, it’s not uncommon to find Barry Pethybridge in the Aongatete forest... Read More

Police ask for help to find Phillip Wadsworth

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Phillip Wadsworth of Matamata, aged 52, who has been reported missing from Taupo. He was last... Read More

Kiwifruit growers dig deep for food banks

Kiwifruit growers across the eastern and western Bay of Plenty are digging deep to help support local food banks. “There is unprecedented demand... Read More

Partnership agreement to find long-term solution

Rotorua Lakes Council, CNI Iwi Holdings and Te Arawa Lakes Trust have agreed to work together towards a new long-term solution for discharge of wai tatari... Read More

$5.44m support for 116 conservation projects

  Bay of Plenty’s Bay Conservation Alliance and Coromandel’s Predator Free Hauraki Coromandel Community Trust are just two of the community... Read More

Student Quad Bike Invention A Winner

An invention that could save lives has taken the top spot at the NIWA Waikato Science and Technology Fair. Lachlan Coleman, a student at St. Paul's... Read More

New home for natives at Wharere Canal

An inconspicuous bit of land near Pongakawa in the Bay of Plenty has been transformed after hands big and small joined together to give natives a new... Read More