Twelve-year-old distance rider with big plans

Despite not coming from a particularly horsey family, Joanna Frendrup started riding at around five years old. Now the Matamata 12-year-old has found... Read More

Athenree shared path information session cancelled

The Athenree shared path community information session planned for Wednesday, October 20, has been cancelled to minimise unnecessary risk from Covid-19. The... Read More

Study monitors boomers in rural areas

Kiwifruit are budding and bird scaring devices are booming - for some people living in rural areas this makes spring a very annoying time of the... Read More

Farm awards to initiate environmental change

Entries are now open for the 2022 Ballance Farm Environmental Awards and this year’s Waikato winners are encouraging farmers to embrace the opportunity... Read More

Two fined after DIY castrations in BOP car park

Two men have been fined after their botched attempt to castrate two bulls with cable ties and rubber bands in a service station car park. John Thompson... Read More

Groundswell rev up for second nationwide protest

After the success of the Groundswell NZ ute tax protest in July, a second nationwide protest is set for November 21 this year. The format will remain... Read More

New Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches in Te Puke

Healthier, better tasting and more sustainability-focused varieties are the goals of the new 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre that opens... Read More

Potential phase out of kiwifruit spray ingredient

Public consultation is now open on an application to reassess the use of hydrogen cyanamide, an active ingredient in sprays commonly used by kiwifruit... Read More

A composting barn in action

For more than 100 years, there has been an Allcock family member dairy farming on their 450-acre block of land in Ngāhinapōuri, Waikato. Initially... Read More

Zespri response to Covid kiwifruit result praised

An agribusiness expert says the detection of Covid-19 on a sample of Zespri kiwifruit in China is unlikely to create any long-term problems for the... Read More

Farmer fined $9000 and restricted from owning cows

A farmer who underfed nearly 300 cows and heifers has been fined $9,000, ordered to pay vet costs of $1,763 and faces permanent restrictions on the number... Read More

Taming wild kiwifruit

Left uncontrolled, wild kiwifruit can be devastating to New Zealand native bush and forest. Wild kiwifruit can germinate wherever birds deposit kiwifruit... Read More

Farmers won’t pay for small water supplies

After consultation with Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has agreed to make changes to her Water Services Bill. In... Read More

Bridging the urban-rural divide

Awakeri farmer Viv Barr runs a farm stay on her runoff, and is encouraging others to do the same. Viv says her farm stay allows guests to see what life... Read More

Researchers find toilet training cows is possible

Researchers have found cows can be taught to use a toilet, which they say could help farmers reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. University... Read More