Saturday, April 13, 2024
Far North coastal jewels up for grabs

Far North coastal jewels up for grabs

From beach houses to grazing land and even a small vineyard, there is something for everyone in Mahinepua offering.

Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Pristine beach frontage, grazing blocks and more for sale at Ngahau Bay.
Confirming the benefits of cow wearables

Confirming the benefits of cow wearables

Add vets to the Halter fan base for the system’s efficiencies and effect on animal welfare.
Wairarapa environmentalists are masters of their ag destiny

Wairarapa environmentalists are masters of their ag destiny

Wairarapa dairy farmers Hamish and Rachel Hammond have impressive academic credentials under their farming belts.

Doing right by the climate and each other

Doing right by the climate and each other

If methane targets for farming are reduced, some other Kiwi industry may have to pick up the tab, writes Bryan Gibson.

Tech collab contributes to vineyard disease-detection system

Integrape has partnered with agricultural robotics supplier Agri Automation, which will provide a self-driving Burro robot that will be equipped with cameras.



Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Farming brothers’ passing brings unique opportunity

Pristine beach frontage, grazing blocks and more for sale at Ngahau Bay.

Welcome, if patchy, rain for Marlborough

Falls very localised over 36 hours, and a return to dry conditions forecast for most in coming week.

Velvetleaf found at two new sites in Waikato

Vigorous, highly invasive pest plant spotted in region for the first time in five years.

Fonterra closing plants at two Waikato sites

Ageing assets are no longer efficient to operate, manufacturing director says.



Far North coastal jewels up for grabs

Far North coastal jewels up for grabs

From beach houses to grazing land and even a small vineyard, there is something for everyone in Mahinepua offering.

Record in-calf rates for dairy farmers

Reproduction improvements could create $130.7m in extra milk revenue.

Understanding India our first task, says envoy

Farmers who still roll their eyes at Fonterra’s Scope 3 emissions or Silver Fern Farms’ low-carbon supply chain ambitions need a reality check, ag trade envoy Hamish Marr says.

NZ strong wool takes to world stage

Wool industry leaders head for International Wool Textile Organisation conference in Adelaide.

Confirming the benefits of cow wearables

Confirming the benefits of cow wearables

Add vets to the Halter fan base for the system’s efficiencies and effect on animal welfare.

Feed support for drought-hit farmers

Federated Farmers leaders from Marlborough, Otago, Manawatū-Rangitīkei and Wairarapa have reported plenty of farmers have paddocks of dead or dying grass, and they’ve been forced to use winter feed.

Collar tech a game changer for challenging farm landscape

What was once a hard row to hoe is now a thriving operation where lameness and costs are down and profits, morale and sleep-ins are up.

Cattle hoof trimmers get serious about industry standards

Six practitioners band together to lift and maintain standards through newly launched NZ Cattle Hoof Trimmers Association.

China still has much to offer, says McClay

China still has much to offer, says McClay

Minister takes on naysayers ahead of trip to deepen valuable trade relationship.

Govt keen to see more water storage requests in fast-track queue

Minister for Regional Development Shane Jones says more water storage is key to raising productivity and export earnings.

Parliament to probe rural banking

Parliament announces that it is kicking off an investigation into rural banking.

Suspend land use curbs, says Groundswell

Lobby group seeks moratorium on RMA land classifications.



Tech collab contributes to vineyard disease-detection system

Tech collab contributes to vineyard disease-detection system

Integrape has partnered with agricultural robotics supplier Agri Automation, which will provide a self-driving Burro robot that will be equipped with cameras.

Act now to boost agricultural resilience, researchers warn

NZ needs to prepare to meet future global food and fuel catastrophes, study says.

CCC’s carbon budget wary on methane tech

Commission’s calculations put more faith in trees to help lower agricultural emissions’ contribution to global warming.

Climate change disease outlook foretold

New tool can help predict local risks from common plant problems as the planet warms.

Wairarapa environmentalists are masters of their ag destiny

Wairarapa environmentalists are masters of their ag destiny

Wairarapa dairy farmers Hamish and Rachel Hammond have impressive academic credentials under their farming belts.

Roslyn Downs farm bags Southland Ballance environment award

Production efficiency and biodiversity preservation the watchwords at Roslyn Downs in Glencoe.

Rural mums launch kids’ clothing line

Waikato dairy farmer Tania Moss and good friend Nicole Kidd have started a children’s activewear brand.

Farmer’s Voice speaks of crisis of confidence

New ag platform draws responses from scores who love their profession but are feeling low about it.



Doing right by the climate and each other

Doing right by the climate and each other

If methane targets for farming are reduced, some other Kiwi industry may have to pick up the tab, writes Bryan Gibson.

Methane review a major win for farmers

Reducing emissions is how we prevent warming, but it’s important to remember not all emissions have the same warming impact, writes Wayne Langford.

The boom and bust of wokeness

David Eade reflects on what happens to enlightened business thinking when financial pressures start to take their toll.

Firearms laws of a pretty poor calibre

Alan Emerson is pleased that the previous government’s gun control legislation is to be scrutinised.