Thames farmland eyed for future housing

Nearly 200 hectares of farmland beside Thames Golf Course is for sale, and agents say large-scale housing could be in its future. The farm is on the... Read More

Tin foil no barrier for Indian meal moths

When Sally May read about a Taupō woman’s pantry infestation, it brought back “some not so pleasant memories”. May, like Sylvia Wright,... Read More

NZ welcomes the global avocado community

New Zealand’s growing avocado industry will take the spotlight in April 2023 when New Zealand hosts the World Avocado Congress for the first time... Read More

Fonterra lifts Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra has lifted its 2022/23 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZ$8.75-$10.25 per kgMS, up from NZ$8.25-$9.75 per kgMS. This increases the midpoint... Read More

Hayden’s ‘happy place’ pleases judges

Eastern Bay of Plenty’s Hayden Purvis has made a strong showing in the national final of the Dairy Industry Awards. The Galatea farmer placed... Read More

Govt funding to help women farm for the future

Women will play a significant role in how New Zealanders farm for the future, and new Government funding will help them pave the way, says Associate... Read More

Farmers continue to deliver despite the odds

This week's primary sector report shows New Zealand dairy farmers have overcome the odds – despite rising input costs, labour shortages, fewer... Read More

Ambulance by air saving lives

TECT Rescue Helicopter has had a busy start to June with three responses to incidents this last week involving a horse, gorge and a boy with a blocked... Read More

Don’t miss farming’s big event

Fieldays is encouraging people to apply now to exhibit at the iconic four-day event. On average 130,000 people walk through the gates at Fieldays each... Read More

Lodestone Energy raises $300m for five solar farms

A company looking to build five large scale solar farms, with one in Coromandel and one in Eastern Bay of Plenty, has got the financial backing of some... Read More

Primary Industries NZ Awards finalists named

Projects, teams and innovations as diverse as low methane-emitting sheep, a constructed wetlands uptake campaign, and a foodbank fruit and vegetable... Read More

Celebrating World Food Safety Day in NZ

World Food Safety Day - June 7 -  is a good opportunity to celebrate the thousands of New Zealanders who work hard every day to keep our food safe,... Read More

US plastic surgeon‘s research booster for NZ wool

A US plastic surgeon’s research into wound repair is set to provide a boost for New Zealand’s regeneratively farmed wool exports. The research... Read More

Wet weather prompts stopbank grazing reminder

  With the change of season, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s... Read More

Boost immunity with vegetables this winter

As the cold weather sets in across Aotearoa, thoughts turn to how we can keep ourselves healthy, therefore the arrival of locally grown, tasty winter... Read More