Link between kiwifruit and sleep explored

A study examining the effects of green kiwifruit on sleep quality and the sleep-wake cycle in males has been awarded $31,800 of funding. The work builds... Read More

GRAPHIC: Sheep mauled while defending lamb

This story contains graphic details and images of the attack. Discretion is advised. Five ewes, some with lambs only a few days old, have been destroyed... Read More

Companies sentenced after quad bike death

The sentencing of two companies after the death of an employee, has prompted a reminder about the importance of maintaining quad bikes. The reminder... Read More

Ballance Agri-Nutrients sponsor science fair award

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced a nationwide programme of sponsorships intended to foster and celebrate scientific and innovative thinking among... Read More

Kiwifruit breeding focus of new Te Puke centre

Plant & Food Research and Zespri have today confirmed a new 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre has been formally approved and will commence... Read More

Potatoes still a billion dollar industry

The New Zealand Potato Industry remains a billion-dollar-plus industry despite a year of crises, and a disappointing Ministry for Business, Innovation... Read More

Concerns raised over farming software

A system used to estimate nitrogen loss from farms, and used by regional councils for regulation, has "significant problems", according to... Read More

Kindy dusts off the cotton wool

A Thames-based kindergarten is utilising the bush to help teach children some life-skills. Despite it being a frosty start to a beautiful winter’s... Read More

Nationwide project offers hope in war against weed

A coordinated national research project aimed at tackling six of New Zealand’s most invasive weeds through biocontrol is expected to have far-reaching... Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence for crop prediction

Hardware created by four innovators in their 20s could be a game changer for vineyard owners. The product, by Cropsy Technologies, takes hundreds of... Read More

Reflecting on the kiwifruit season

  The Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry registered a record-breaking season in 2021, despite some of the biggest challenges ever faced by the sector.   In... Read More

Snapping the beauty of rural New Zealand

Meghan Maloney has battled the elements in some of the most remote parts of the country, all in the name of the perfect shot. What began as a hobby... Read More

Growers vote “no” to Zespri China trial

Zespri’s proposed commercial trial with unauthorised kiwifruit growers in China has been voted down by Zespri producers, after the 75 per cent... Read More

Putting her best gumboot forward

Dayna Rowe looks every inch a farmer as she drives up on her motorbike in her black singlet, shorts and gumboots. She could almost be auditioning for... Read More

Cheap avo prices a mixed blessing

Millennials, dig in. Your country needs you. New Zealand has a glut of avocados right now, so they are cheap. Cheaper than usual for this time of year.... Read More