Butchers now allowed to process pork

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open. “We... Read More

Continuing nursing through Maori

A former Filipino nurse is right at home in her new role with Maori health. Maribeth Perez comes from the Philippines, trained as a nurse and worked... Read More

Fieldays 2020 postponed

Following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement yesterday, regarding the cancellation of large gatherings to prohibit the spread of COVID-19,... Read More

Dairy industry award winners look to future

The major winners in the 2020 Bay of Plenty Dairy Industry Awards, Adam and Maria Barkla, hope their win will portray dairy farming as a professional... Read More

What‘s Your Chance Of Surviving A Cardiac Arrest?

Research undertaken by St John shows there is a 13 per cent chance of survival from a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. Each year St John publishes... Read More

Today‘s national weather forecast

WeatherWatch advises that a large anticyclone covering New Zealand will be bringing mainly settled weather today. “An east to southeasterly airflow... Read More

Living life from out of the garden

It’s taken 16 years to get Jizzy and Mike Green’s garden looking the way it does today. When they first moved in, it was a blank canvas... Read More

$2 million drought relief for farmers and growers

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has today classified the drought in the North Island, parts of the South Island and the Chathams as a large-scale... Read More

Harvesting of Green, Gold and Red Kiwifruit begins

The 2020 harvesting of Green, Gold and Red Kiwifruit has begun with kiwifruit picking underway in Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty. The 2020 season is... Read More

What‘s on - golf, skates, art and kids’ day out

Kia ora and welcome to the first Saturday in March. Kia ora te ra whakamiharo. Today we are expecting a fine day with southeasterlies. It’s a... Read More

Organic regulation bill gets the go-ahead

A national standard for organic production will be introduced into parliament on Tuesday, March 3, setting mandatory requirements producers must meet... Read More

Don your gumboots for some classic Kaimai golf

A pair of gumboots, a piece of downpipe slung over the shoulder to hold a few clubs, and it’s all ‘FORE’ steam ahead on the sheep farm... Read More

A fresh voice in avocados

New to avocados but no stranger to doing business, Bay of Plenty grower Nick Coughlan believes the New Zealand industry is poised for a major shake-up. The... Read More

Community detention & bovine-ban for tail-breaking

A Waikato dairy farmer has been disqualified from owning or being in charge of all bovine animals for three years as a result of a tail-breaking case... Read More

Farmers to meet over proposed policy

With the submission deadline for the Government’s draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity fast approaching, Bay of Plenty Federated... Read More