Rural

Positive forecast for Zespri growers

Zespri has released its final forecast for the 2023/24 season with record per tray returns forecast for Green, Organic Green, SunGold and RubyRed Kiwifruit.... Read More

Partnership to grow methane emissions knowledge

A New Zealand/Ireland joint research programme starting this month aims to better understand methane emissions from pasture-based farm systems. The four-year... Read More

Expo provides insights to dairy workforce trends

People Expo events are back, providing dairy farmers with unique opportunities to better understand workforce dynamics, and ideas on actions they can take to... Read More

Crankworx cancel series due to fire

While Crankworx Rotorua is scheduled for mid-March, the organisers have had to make the decision to cancel the Crankworx Summer Series New Zealand due to fire... Read More

Extreme fire danger risk continues in dry areas

Strong, warm, north to northwesterly winds once again give way to a cool southerly flow as the familiar pattern of this summer in Aotearoa New Zealand continues. Strong... Read More

New Zealand kiwifruit harvest looking fruitful

New Zealand's 2024 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first crop picked in Auckland, and more kiwifruit to be picked around New Zealand over the coming... Read More

Gumboots, alpacas and cowboys!

Danny Gill knows what has pulling power at an A&P show. And he can pick a winner. 'Racing sheep and chooks. People love chickens, especially baby chickens,”... Read More

Get started on your sustainability journey

Some may feel we are constantly being bombarded with people telling us to be more sustainable and do our part to look after the environment. With so many... Read More

Government announces agriculture delegations

The coalition Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand's food and fiber sector,... Read More

Restricted fire season for the Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty is moving to a restricted fire season from 6am tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, until further notice. A restricted season means no open-air... Read More

Celebrating 40 years of vintage machines

The weekend of February 17-18 is unmissable for anyone interested in the history of farming in New Zealand. The Tauranga Vintage Machinery Club's 40th anniversary... Read More

Tourist attraction evacuated due to bush fire

5pm update: State Highway 5 has reopened following a bush fire in Waiotapu. Police wish to thank motorists for their patience while emergency services responded. Earlier,... Read More