Taupo man fined $12,000 for starving 245 calves

A farmer from Kinloch near Taupo has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves and adequately treat... Read More

Growers to decide Zespri approach

It is now up to New Zealand growers to decide whether Zespri should progress with a trial partnership with unauthorised growers of G3 kiwifruit in China. A... Read More

A gutsy, little octogenarian tractor

Semi-retired farmers Noel and Sally Yearbury are enjoying life on their lifestyle block outside Cambridge. Noel has a passion for vintage vehicles,... Read More

Saving horses in the Bay of Plenty

Rowan Elliot, Sarah Jones and Siobhan Mikaere are on a mission to save horses in the Bay of Plenty. When it comes to equine neglect, they’ve seen... Read More

Twenty two tractors hit the road

Many heads turned when two double decker car carriers loaded with 22 TN Major series Antonio Carraros travelled from Hamilton to Te Puke. The stares... Read More

Largest-ever kiwifruit harvest begins

New Zealand’s 2021 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first commercial crop being picked this morning in Gisborne and more kiwifruit to... Read More

Psa settled 10 years on

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The plaintiffs, Strathboss... Read More

Call goes out for kiwifruit pickers and packers

The first kiwifruit will be picked off the vines this week and growers across the country anticipate needing around 23,000 workers for the harvest. The... Read More

Gear up for Bike Day

  For those keen to explore the Te Puna to Omokoroa cycleway, an exciting family bike day is planned for March.   “We’ve run... Read More

Hunter shares survival story ahead of roar

One hunter is sharing his story of a tragic hunting trip in 2008 as a safety reminder as we head into the roar. It’s important to remember to... Read More

Kiwifruit harvest taster day: registrations open

An initiative giving people an insight into working in the kiwifruit industry over harvest is about to kick off. The initiative – led by New Zealand... Read More

Fonterra narrows 2021 earnings guidance

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced it has lifted the bottom end of its 2021 forecast earnings guidance and narrowed the range to 25-35... Read More

New rules for flood protection and drains

If you live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage asset in the Bay of Plenty, you may need to check out the new... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

  The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end.   The long-running... Read More

Seasonal work scheme attracts 16 people

  A financial scheme set up to attract people to seasonal work is enticing 16 people to the Bay of Plenty region.   The New Zealand Seasonal... Read More