Officials hope they have already rooted out Palmerston North’s myrtle rust problem, but they’re asking gardeners to check their properties for the plant disease.
The fallout over a failed farming venture in Hawke’s Bay has reached the Supreme Court.
Records were broken at Central Districts Field Days making it the most successful event yet.
A high country couple’s resource consent application to install centre pivots on their farm has been declined by the Mackenzie District Council after they cleared land and set up the irrigators.
Tractor Pull, the big loud competition with big machines, never fails to attract the crowds.
Ged Goode is not shy when it comes to improving his herd. “We want to produce the tastiest, healthiest milk in the world,” he says with a big grin.
Geraldine shearer Paul Hodges won the Methven Shears Open final on Saturday.
Cutting-edge technology is often associated with the dairy industry and less often with high country farming, but there is one runholder who is bucking this trend.
Despite trying weather, export returns from farms, orchards, forests and fishing are tipped to hit a new record of $42.2 billion by the end of June.
All landowners including the Department of Conservation must work together in the Ashburton Lakes area to balance farming interests with preserving the environment, says Castle Ridge Station farmer Kerry Harmer.