OPINION: Climate change is creating a double whammy on the farming industry in New Zealand.
Almost 30 per cent of Waikato farms inspected for effluent compliance have been found to be significantly non-compliant this season – including one that was using an old bathtub to store its effluent.
A soil hot spot report shows rural Marlborough is drier than anywhere else in the South Island, with farmers saying the dry conditions are on “everyone’s minds”.
When Air New Zealand announced in July it would serve the Impossible Burger, a plant-based product that mimics beef, on its Los Angeles to Auckland flight, much of the nation gave a collective cry of horror.
Dairy farming would appear to have very little in common with farming mussels.
Water is flowing through a huge new irrigation scheme on the Plains. But the water is so expensive farmers may turn away from dairy to more profitable crops. Heather Chalmers reports.
As global demand for clean water grows, should Canterbury rethink how it makes money from one of its greatest natural resources – water? John McCrone reports.
You get some pretty strange looks standing in a rugby field throwing gumboots.
The Government has stayed true to its word over getting tough with farmers breaking the rules on animal tracing, with 80 fines handed out by the Ministry for Primary Industries in the last few months.
The funding proposal for the Waimea dam project represents the largest investment of its type involving the Crown, documents show.