Faces of NZ Farming
People-focused content about everyday Kiwis who work the land in New Zealand's primary sector.
Neal Wallace sat down with the former agriculture and trade minister as he packed up his office and reflected on his time in the Beehive.
Five years of dedication, perseverance and doing the hard yards have reaped rewards for Henry Miller, who was gunning for more than the bid in the New Zealand Young Auctioneers Contest.
Two young teachers and their children are enjoying more time – and presence – after a move to the country.
A once accountant now award-winning dairy farmer and ag social media influencer-in-the-making talks shop and what keeps her well and going on farm.
On her journey from scruffy kid dealing with family pain to the ag powerhouse she has become, Jessie Chan can trace where her strength comes from.
Sam Henson has tried his hand at a couple of trades, but there are several reasons he always comes back to dairy.
In North Canterbury is a pocket of history-rich farmland that has been owned by four neighbouring dairy farming families since the days when their ancestors 'about chased the moas off’.
At the end of her calf-rearing, beef-breeding, plant nursery and AB tech day, a multi-talented Matamata farmer and DWN member opens her hair salon out by the implements shed.
Being born into a farming family doesn't exempt you doing the hard yards to earn your keep as a generational farmer.
At the age of 14, North Canterbury’s Pieta Sidey has her own sheep stud.
A Taranaki vet has travelled around the world learning about and treating lameness in cows.
A keen sharemilking couple are taking a punt on changing to once-a-day milking for the full season for the sake of their team’s quality of life.
Young people working in food and fibre sector get organised.
A Shorthorn cattle breeder has come a long way from her first sale at sixteen.
Pioneering sheep milk pair have refined genetics over the decades.
From bale-grazing in winter to boosting oxygen in the irrigator, this North Canterbury ag leader has never met a farm system he couldn’t tweak.
Living the rock’n’roll lifestyle on the road with a world-renowned band was the opportunity of a lifetime but love for the land eventually drew one Waikato farmer into the industry.
Determined to take the job by the horns, Jack Symes won a major award just two years into managing the family farm.
How you react to challenges has a huge impact on how well you manage the ups and downs of farming.
A Whanganui farmer has found her place in agriculture on a dairy farm and couldn’t be happier.
The newest member on the board of trustees of the Dairy Women’s Network loves to muck in and help others get the job done.
Everyone does their bit on a farm run by a busy Emergency doctor and her husband – but farming excellence also runs in the family.
A young veterinary student says winning the Taranaki Manawatū FMG Young Farmer of the Year was something he didn’t expect.
Waikato Bay of Plenty FMG Young Farmer of the Year gives credit to her upbringing for setting her up with the skills she has today.
Hailing from the West Coast, Nick O’Connor is representing the Tasman region as he battles it out with his brother.
One thing Southland’s FMG Young Farmer of the Year is keen to improve in the industry is how farmers talk about mental health and wellbeing.
"Whatever happens, I can be proud of the effort I’ve put in over the years. I’m going to go out knowing that I gave it my all."
Growing up on his family’s west coast dairy farm, Aorangi representative Peter O’Connor always knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer.
The cyclone may have put a spanner in the works, but a Hawke’s Bay sheep and beef farmer says it’s not going to stop him putting his best foot forward at the FMG Young Farmer Grand Final.
Twenty-five-year-old from Pahiatua named 2023 Rural Contractors NZ Trainee of the Year.
Turning a multimillion-dollar loss around to become a profitable business is no easy feat for Westland Milk Products CEO Richard Wyeth and his team.
Southland dairy farmer overcomes tough start to life to thrive on farm.
The abundance of opportunities New Zealand dairy farming affords is a great reason for a young Canadian to stay.
Steve Wyn-Harris’s long-time companion heads to a sheep and beef farm in Whangaehu.
A Taranaki couple do not follow the manual, but with their Taranaki farm’s excellent figures they must be doing something right.
A pet deer’s mad skills and a stream of bureaucrats in new wellies are among the memories a Mid Canterbury couple have of the aftermath of the floods.
As dry summers persist in the South Island, genetics could hold the answer to helping dairy farmers breed healthy cows that produce more milk from less feed.
Lake Hawea sheep, beef and deer farm impresses judges.