Thursday, May 19, 2022

Wellbeing


Dry autumn sparks adverse event declaration for Waikato

Dry autumn sparks adverse event declaration for Waikato

ByGerald PiddockMay 17, 2022
Extremely dry conditions in South Auckland and Waikato have prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries to classify the region as a drought. The declaration as a medium-scale adverse event will enable a package of support for farmers and growers. MPI’s…

Taking off the blinkers

ByStaff reporterMay 17, 2022
How did you get into farming? I was brought up on-farm. We’ve been here since the early 1950s and are third-generation farmers. I ran around the house playing rugby as…

Calmer farming through pressure and change

ByStaff reporterMay 13, 2022
Matt Goodwin has plenty on his plate.  He oversees not just one farm, but two – the family’s South Canterbury dairy operation comprises a 600-cow farm and a 300-cow farm. …

Farm worker with a mean off spin

ByNeal WallaceApr 26, 2022
It’s a long way from a Central Otago dairy farm to a cricket wicket in the United States city of Houston. But that is the contrast experienced by Otago cricketer…


NZ farmers feeding NZ families

NZ farmers feeding NZ families

ByStaff reporterApr 22, 2022
Meat the Need co-founders Siobhan O’Malley and Wayne Langford.The Meat the Need national charity is celebrating two years in business…
A catch-up over cricket

A catch-up over cricket

ByGuest writerApr 20, 2022
Tim Bond is a big believer in getting time away from the farm and work and catching up with mates…
Men’s Muster bringing Buck back to Fiordland

Men’s Muster bringing Buck back to Fiordland

ByStaff reporterApr 5, 2022
Sir Wayne “Buck” Shelford, who beat cancer 14 years ago, is among the keynote speakers.The Men’s Muster is back for…
Team spirit sees adventure group cross finish line

Team spirit sees adventure group cross finish line

ByNeal WallaceMar 17, 2022
Goldpine Go Fence team members Kieran Hickman, Jeremy McKenzie, James McCone and Sara O’Neill.For eight days the four Goldpine Go…
No need to struggle alone

No need to struggle alone

ByStaff reporterMar 15, 2022
West Coast farmer Graham Berry has been dairy farming for a long time and says while he enjoys it, getting…
Farming in a pressure cooker

Farming in a pressure cooker

ByColin WilliscroftMar 14, 2022
Former Nuffield scholar Corrigan Sowman says those involved in the primary sector need to consider more closely how it looks…
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