Space Cow wins Fieldays No. 8 wire art award

  Artist Asaki Kajima has won the $5000 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award for 2020 with a Dali-inspired sculptural artwork entitled ‘Space... Read More

Child seriously injured in quad bike crash

A child has received serious injuries following an accident with a quad bike on a rural property in Matahi this afternoon. Police received a report... Read More

Rain and wind watch issued for Sunday night

A Heavy Rain Watch has been issued by the MetService for the Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua, and Gisborne area north of Ruatoria for Sunday night “Northeast... Read More

Maori orchardists recieve PGF boost

A Maori owned blueberry farm at Te Teko has received a $2.1 million Provincial Growth Fund boost. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters visited Miro-Meihana... Read More

Life as a seasonal worker stuck in NZ

Suliana Kata was supposed to return home to Tonga at the end of May, but then Covid-19 tipped her world upside down. She's one of thousands of recognised... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advised that a low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions to most of New Zealand today. “Parts of the West Coast and central... Read More

New Zealand has two types of droughts going on

More rain is coming and as forecast last week, these rain events will be ending many of the soil moisture droughts New Zealand has... Read More

New campaign to help Kiwis in dairy farming jobs

The Government and dairy sector have joined forces on a new campaign to support COVID-19 affected workers into a farming career. The 2020 GoDairy campaign... Read More

Small silver lining for drought-stricken farmers

Rain clouds have been few and far between this year, but a small silver lining is on the way for drought-stricken Thames Valley farmers. Hauraki District... Read More

Rain easing up for a mostly sunny Monday

WeatherWatch advise that the weather will be mainly anticyclonic for New Zealand on Monday, with an area of low pressure to the northeast directing a... Read More

Get your shovels ready

  The Aongatete Forest Project are asking for volunteers to help get some plants in the ground next Saturday, June 27. The re-vegetation of the... Read More

National weather update

WeatherWatch advises that a ridge lies over the South Island today. “Meanwhile a southeasterly airflow flows over the North Island feeding into... Read More

Support increased for drought-stricken farmers

The Government is pumping an extra $3 million into the Drought Recovery Advice Fund. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says to help hundreds... Read More

National weather update

MetService advise that a high is expected to cover much of the country over Sunday, while a weak cold front moves slowly north over the upper North Island.... Read More

BOP kiwifruit growers give $180K to charity

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit and avocado orchardists who pack their fruit with DMS Progrowers Ltd are digging into their own pockets to support food banks,... Read More