Milking and medicine combine well for a Taranaki couple who have won the 2023 Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmers of the Year.
Dairy farmer claims NZ young farmer spot in fourth attempt
After four attempts Southland dairy farmer Hugh Jackson has been crowned Otago Southland Young Farmer of the Year securing a place in the national grand final.
Column: Diversity between the grape vines benefits us all
Native plantings improve the soil, reduce pests and disease, and improves worker wellbeing and pride.
Cyclone Gabrielle: The highway with 50 broken spots, leaving farmers with limited access
“They haven’t been able to get off their farm and have a break because they can’t. There’s no access out of the area… And they’re getting exhausted.”
Tractor, machinery sales fall back to 2021 levels
A big year of sales has now fallen back to 2021 levels with the industry looking at the coming months with uncertainty.
Cyclone Gabrielle the biggest natural disaster to hit primary industries; may be ‘last straw’ for some
Federated Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland says the damage from the cyclone over nine provinces is “beyond comprehension”.
Wine, pipfruit, forestry – the toll of Gabrielle is widespread
Hawke’s Bay pipfruit crop will be down by a third and 25% of the region’s wine grape crop is destroyed.
GPS accuracy to 10cm from satellite uplink centre in Southland
The New Zealand-Australia partnership will be a first for the southern hemisphere.
Shared use plan for mussel boats and recreation in Ōpōtiki
Mussel boats currently have to unload at Whakatāne, and getting consent for a commercial wharf in Ōpōtiki will take up to five years, the council heard.
‘Veganic’ garden – that’s vegan and organic – prospers despite tricky season
Try grass manure – without the cows – and green mulch, as a winning formula for vegan and organic gardeners.