New rules for surgical procedures on animals

New rules for surgical procedures on animals came into effect yesterday following a year-long delay due to Covid-19. The new regulations under the Animal... Read More

Te Waihi estuary clean up ideas sought

The group leading the charge to clean up Te Waihi estuary in the Bay of Plenty will be hosting a farm advisory meeting that will provide a forum for... Read More

Farmers urged to look after themselves this winter

Farmers are great at looking after their animals and their farms, but they also need to look after their most important assest on the farm, themselves... Read More

Farm sales increase

Farm sales are up compared to the three months leading up to Covid-19, according to data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). The... Read More

Hunters report opening weekend success

    Duck shooters are reporting success for the opening weekend of the game bird hunting season. Hunters in the greater Rotorua and Bay... Read More

The threads that make a farmer

Fashion – a word that most likely springs models and catwalks to mind rather than the clothes sleepily chucked on at 4am before milking. But,... Read More

Weather burdens picking season

    The extent of the kiwifruit picker shortage has been difficult to gauge due to wet weather, says NZKGI chief executive Nikki Johnson. “It's... Read More

Warning issued about contaminant breaches

Waikato Council has urged those who manage contaminants to be wary of breaches against the environment. The warning comes after separate incidents of... Read More

Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by the Forestry Minister, to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills... Read More

Fruit picking incentive attracts just 339 people

An incentive scheme intended to attract unemployed people to plug the worker shortage in the horticulture sector by offering an $1000 incentive payment... Read More

Countdown on to the 2021 game bird season

Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday. For well over 100 years kiwis... Read More

Duck shooting season starts May 1

The annual game bird hunting season will get underway around New Zealand on Saturday, May 1 – a date eagerly anticipated by duck hunters and pheasant... Read More

Government to phase out live exports by sea

The Government has announced the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our... Read More

Farming seminar in Paengaroa

With the ever-changing landscape of farming, rural professionals can get the latest insights from those providing support to farmers at an upcoming event.... Read More

BOP dairy industry award winners announced

Aran and Sharleen Sealey look forward to watching the dairy industry evolve with environmental improvements while still contributing to the New Zealand... Read More