Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

Heavy rain and gales for New Zealand this week

Heavy rain and gale winds are expected this week across much of New Zealand. The MetService advise that a low pressure will move across central and... Read More

Extravaganza of fun at TECT Park‘s 10th birthday

It’s the ultimate fun fest today for the TECT Park tenth birthday celebrations. There is an extravaganza of free fun, entertainment, activities... Read More

New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

EBOP Kiwifruit orchard wins inaugural award

An Eastern Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchard has won the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori horticulture. The Ahuwhenua Trophy is the... Read More

Stormy Tasman Sea low to cross NZ this week

  A Tasman Sea low is likely to briefly reach storm criteria in the Tasman Sea this week before partially falling apart as it moves across New... Read More

Kaimai bush fire now contained

Update: 3.30pm A forestry and scrub fire in the Lower Kaimais that started on Friday night has now been contained. "All the fire and emergency... Read More

Mount woman recognised for biosecurity work

  A Mount Maunganui woman is among winners of the New Zealand Biosecurity awards announced this week. Kiwifruit Vine Health’s Linda Peacock... Read More

Last of 2020 kiwifruit crop shipped globally

  The final shipments of this season’s New Zealand-grown kiwifruit have left Port of Tauranga bound for Zespri’s global markets, capping... Read More

Parachutists land safely after mishap

Update 4.30pm Parachutists landed safely with the aid of a secondary chute following a parachute failing to open today.   Police responded... Read More

Vintage tractor parade delights Bethlehem

4pm Update:  A parade of vintage farm vehicles delighted many Bethlehem residents and visitors this afternoon. Nearly 20 vintage tractors, farm... Read More

Casa Blanca tropical garden is ready for festival

Quietly rolling down the driveway to Casa Blanca in the heart of Katikati, there is a sense of peace and enjoyment that increases on seeing the subtly... Read More

Zespri weighs up partnership with Chinese growers

  Zespri is considering co-operation with Chinese kiwifruit growers who are illegally growing New Zealand's gold G3 kiwifruit.   Since... Read More

Flood protection work starts construction season

      The commencement of flood protection projects on the lower Rangitāiki has signaled the start of the 2020 construction season... Read More

BOP farmer fined for not registering 424 cattle

A Rotorua dairy farmer has been fined $3364 for not registering 424 cattle under the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme. The court sentenced... Read More