Growing leaders exchange notes with PM

  An excursion with the intent of being an educational experience has turned into a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the nation’s leader for a group of Aquinas College students.   Aquinas College head of technology...... Read More

Peters: ’Heads should roll’ at Fonterra

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has swung in behind his MP Shane Jones, joining him in savaging Fonterra and its chairperson. Mr Jones - who is Regional Development Minister - yesterday attacked the dairy giant, saying it needed to be restructured...... Read More

50 years of Fieldays in NZ

Hordes of people have filed through the gates for the 50th New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays. On day one of the event, organisers want to reflect on how the last 49 years of the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere have contributed...... Read More

Making your way to Fieldays

Organisers of this year's annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek say they have options for people making their way to Fieldays this week. "Take a backseat and avoid the queues with alternative transport options delivering you straight to the gate." To...... Read More

A ’remarkable’ tale of survival

A remarkable tale of survival is been celebrated by crew on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the crew was dispatched yesterday by the RCCNZ to an active beacon in Te Urewera Ranges. “Despite the stunning...... Read More

School-boy inventor enters innovation awards

Tauranga Intermediate pupil Christian Stark is hoping to take home a prize in the Innovation Awards with his invention which takes the messy work out of peeling kiwifruit. The 12-year-old’s father, David Stark, had been peeling the fruit the...... Read More

Opotiki couple sustainable farming champions

Opotiki organic kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White have won a top award in a national farming contest. The Opotiki orchardists collected the sustainable farming and growing national ambassador prize at the Balance Farm Environment  Awards...... Read More

Help celebrate 50 years of Fieldays

Got a memory to share about Fieldays, or just want to chew the fat about farming life? Then you might want to join the Fieldays road trip in Te Puke this weekend. To celebrate its 50th anniversary Fieldays is on a road trip around New Zealand in the...... Read More

The corporate, kiwifruit and Koura

One minute he’s a bleary-eyed flightless bird with hairy feathers making a precarious life transition from hatchery to crèche to the wild. The next minute, he’s in the public gaze - tens of thousands of corporate dollars are being...... Read More

Gypsy Day reigns in a new month

Motorists driving around the rural areas of the Western Bay of Plenty are being warned to expect cows on the road. For many in the dairy industry, June 1 means one thing - time to move. “As the new season starts, thousands of sharemilkers and...... Read More




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