Oropi Country Market opens on Sunday

Stallholders at the Oropi Country Market are excited that they can finally have the doors of the Oropi Memorial Hall open again now that most of the... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand

Weather warnings and watches are in force for much of the country today. The MetService advise that there is a severe weather watch in place as a significant... Read More

Dairy sector calls for action on mental health

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand, the dairy sector is calling for rural mental health to be a priority. DairyNZ, Federated... Read More

Fonterra posts $659 million profit

Fonterra has posted an after tax profit of $659 million for the 2020 financial year, a $1.3 billion improvement on the previous year. The New Zealand... Read More

Rural market poised for spring - REINZ

Data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand shows there were 121 more farm sales for the three months ended August 2020 than for the three... Read More

Larry ‘happy as larry’ takes a break

Tauranga City Councillor and former Deputy Mayor Larry Baldock doesn’t tend to take much time off for a break, but he found himself ‘as happy... Read More

Sunday‘s national forecast

  The MetService advises that a couple of cold fronts, preceded by strong northwesterlies, are expected to move northeast across the South Island... Read More

Readying nesting boxes for rifleman

  In the lead up to the titipounamu/rifleman’s nesting season, it’s not uncommon to find Barry Pethybridge in the Aongatete forest... Read More

Police ask for help to find Phillip Wadsworth

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Phillip Wadsworth of Matamata, aged 52, who has been reported missing from Taupo. He was last... Read More

Kiwifruit growers dig deep for food banks

Kiwifruit growers across the eastern and western Bay of Plenty are digging deep to help support local food banks. “There is unprecedented demand... Read More

Spawning a mushroom business

On the brink of lockdown, Whakamarama‘s Billy ‘Mushroom’ Roy launched Marama’s Mushrooms, a business that sells grow-your-own... Read More

Snow expected in the week ahead

The MetService advises that an active front, preceded by strong northwesterlies is expected to move northeast over the South Island during Tuesday, then... Read More

Don’t dump your dog

  Don’t dump your dog is the request from Rescue, Revive, Rehome’s Rowan Elliott.   A small chocolate Labrador puppy left abandoned... Read More

Police name woman who died at Okere Falls

  Police can now name the woman who died at Okere Falls near Rotorua last Sunday.   She was Vivienne Pincott, aged 61, from Wellington.   “Our... Read More

Future proofing farms with carbon certification

Toitū Envirocare’s new farm carbon certification programmes can help New Zealand’s thousands of pastoral farmers take advantage of huge market... Read More