Rural

Concerns over median barriers for tractor drivers

Rural Contractors say median barriers are making roads unsafe and causing stress for those driving tractors with lines of cars behind them. The issue was... Read More

Search: Family thank police, iwi after body found

UPDATED: The family of a woman who went missing over the weekend have thanked police, search and rescue teams and local iwi for their search efforts. Pauline... Read More

Fines issued for septic tank discharges into river

Bay of Plenty landlords who piped human waste from an 'overflowing” home septic tank to a drain flowing into the Kaituna River for years have been fined. Couple... Read More

Positive step in M. bovis programme

DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcome the Government's confirmed commitment to implementing a National Pest Management Plan for Mycoplasma bovis. DairyNZ... Read More

Fieldays 2024: Spending dip expected this year

The gates are open and the crowds are streaming in for the 56th annual Fieldays - but there's concern this year could be quieter with farmers a little cash-strapped. About... Read More

Biofuel shipping trial docks at Tauranga

FCC, one of the international shipping partners of Zespri, has successfully completed a trial using biofuel in a charter vessel operating between Hong Kong and... Read More

School possum and pest hunt returns

After a five-year hiatus, the Te Ranga School Possum and Pest Hunt made a sensational comeback at the weekend. Principal Aimee Kennedy says the 2024 event... Read More

Te Puke kiwifruit worker hit by forklift loses leg

A Bay of Plenty kiwifruit worker's life 'changed in one second” after a forklift accident at work led to his leg being amputated below the knee. Two... Read More

'Hopeless' avocado season puts pressure on growers

Avocado growers are hopeful for a better season after two unprofitable years. Bad weather in 2023 meant a lot of the fruit was not good enough to export -... Read More

A fascination for Fords

Bruce Leonard was raised on a dairy farm in Okoroire and is the first to say that he didn't like school at all and left at 16 to go hay baling. He didn't... Read More

EPA decision brings relief to kiwifruit industry

New Zealand's kiwifruit industry is breathing a sigh of relief after the Environmental Protection Authority released its decision on Hi-Cane use on orchards. In... Read More

Acorn Foundation inaugurates new memorial grove

The Acorn Foundation, in partnership with Tauranga City Council, inaugurated a new Memorial Grove at Gordon Carmichael Reserve on Wednesday 5 June. The day... Read More