Twelve-year-old distance rider with big plans

Despite not coming from a particularly horsey family, Joanna Frendrup started riding at around five years old. Now the Matamata 12-year-old has found... Read More

Groundswell rev up for second nationwide protest

After the success of the Groundswell NZ ute tax protest in July, a second nationwide protest is set for November 21 this year. The format will remain... Read More

Farmer fined $9000 and restricted from owning cows

A farmer who underfed nearly 300 cows and heifers has been fined $9,000, ordered to pay vet costs of $1,763 and faces permanent restrictions on the number... Read More

Researchers find toilet training cows is possible

Researchers have found cows can be taught to use a toilet, which they say could help farmers reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. University... Read More

Research to turn bio-waste into economic boost

Waste products from New Zealand’s food processing industry – such as potato scraps and grape skins – could be transformed into high-value... Read More

Sponsor support continues for dairy awards

Entries for the 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards - NZDIA  open on October 1 with planning well underway and National sponsors continuing to... Read More

Restoring dad’s little grey Fergie

Paewhenua dairy farmer, Terry Gregan, spent the first 10 years of his life on a dairy farm near Whatawhata. The rest of his childhood was spent on a... Read More

Ballance Agri-Nutrients sponsor science fair award

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced a nationwide programme of sponsorships intended to foster and celebrate scientific and innovative thinking among... Read More

WorkSafe warns of spring fatalities spike

WorkSafe is giving farmers a heads up to be mindful of risks on farm this spring. In spring 2020, fatalities spiked to five during the months of August... Read More

Kiwifruit breeding focus of new Te Puke centre

Plant & Food Research and Zespri have today confirmed a new 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre has been formally approved and will commence... Read More

Horticultural skills on show at the Mount

A diverse group of eight young growers have stepped up to compete for the title of 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the year. This year's contestants... Read More

Getting depression in farmers out in the open

Marc Gascoigne remembers sitting at the kitchen table on his farm with a to-do list in front on him. He stayed there for 30 minutes staring at his list.... Read More

Second largest Fieldays in 53 year history

This year’s Fieldays 2021 was the second biggest in the event’s 53-year history, with a total of 132,776 people attending over the four days... Read More

Zespri‘s failed trial bid draws mixed views

A failed bid by Zespri to tackle illegal SunGold plantings in China is being met with mixed reaction by the kiwifruit industry. On Friday it was announced... Read More

2021 Fieldays exhibitors win awards

Exhibitors have been awarded for outstanding sites at the 2021 Fieldays event.   Having been two years since the last physical event, 2021 Fieldays... Read More