Putting her best gumboot forward

Dayna Rowe looks every inch a farmer as she drives up on her motorbike in her black singlet, shorts and gumboots. She could almost be auditioning for... Read More

Cheap avo prices a mixed blessing

Millennials, dig in. Your country needs you. New Zealand has a glut of avocados right now, so they are cheap. Cheaper than usual for this time of year.... Read More

Bryce Morrison takes out BOP young grower comp

A Grower Services Representative at Opotiki Packing and Coolstorage (Seeka), has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2021. Bryce Morrison... Read More

Farmer fined $21,739 for removing tails from cows

A Waitomo dairy farmer has been fined $21,739, including veterinarian expenses and costs, for docking the tails of  dairy cows. Peter Anthony... Read More

Visa extension gives dairy farmers some certainty

The Government has recently made a decision to extend Essential Skills visas. DairyNZ says the decision provides some welcome certainty for farmers... Read More

Horticultural skills on show at the Mount

A diverse group of eight young growers have stepped up to compete for the title of 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the year. This year's contestants... Read More

Live: Farmers take to the streets in mass protest

A convoy of utes and tractors headed along State Highway 2 in Katikati as people took part in the Groundswell protests. The Katikati protest was lead... Read More

Farmer frustration to boil over in streets

Frustrated farmers, growers, tradies, and their dogs, are expected to converge on Katikati to howl in protest of new regulations and costs from central... Read More

Government consults on freshwater farm plans

The Government is inviting farmers and growers to provide their practical ideas to help develop high-quality and workable freshwater farm plans, in line... Read More

Getting depression in farmers out in the open

Marc Gascoigne remembers sitting at the kitchen table on his farm with a to-do list in front on him. He stayed there for 30 minutes staring at his list.... Read More

Biosecurity protection bolstered on Te Arawa Lakes

  Protection from biosecurity threats on the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes has been boosted, with Te Arawa Lakes Trust’s - TALT-  Biosecurity... Read More

Second largest Fieldays in 53 year history

This year’s Fieldays 2021 was the second biggest in the event’s 53-year history, with a total of 132,776 people attending over the four days... Read More

Zespri‘s failed trial bid draws mixed views

A failed bid by Zespri to tackle illegal SunGold plantings in China is being met with mixed reaction by the kiwifruit industry. On Friday it was announced... Read More

Zespri to reconsider path to China Gold3 plantings

  Zespri will work with the New Zealand and Chinese industries on an alternative approach to the unauthorised Gold3 plantings in China.   This... Read More

2021 Fieldays exhibitors win awards

  Exhibitors have been awarded for outstanding sites at the 2021 Fieldays event.   Having been two years since the last physical event,... Read More