Sand quarry consent imminent

A proposed sand quarry near Cambridge is expected to meet the demand from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty and replace several quarries that are coming... Read More

The soft luxury of mohair

Michael Woodward’s father John Woodward was one of the pioneers of Angora goat farming in the late 1970s. Now, the Waikato dairy farmer sees a... Read More

Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited have this week revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections. The forecast is now 1500 million... Read More

Making farm life easier

Twenty-nine-year-old Mitchell Coombe may not have taken the traditional path in his farming career, but he now manages five dairy farms across the Waikato... Read More

New handbook shows farmers how to plant for bees

A handbook offering practical guidance on how to plant strategically to feed bees is now available free to New Zealand farmers. The document brings... Read More

Putting family, animals and the environment first

It’s Michael and Susie Woodward’s third season as farm owners, after they left their Canterbury 50/50 share milking position to buy 170 hectares... Read More

Control pets to protect our wildlife

With summer in full swing, our pets are just as keen as us to spend more time outdoors.   Their innate tendency to stalk and injure wildlife... Read More

Native bats thrive after predator control

New Zealand’s native bats, also known by their Māori name pekapeka, are thriving at sites in Fiordland and the central North Island due to Department... Read More

2021: A year full of news

Well, 2021 certainly has been a year to remember. Covid has dominated headlines for the majority of the year from the first Delta case to lockdowns,... Read More

Fatal crash in Taupō

A person has died after a crash on a farm near Rangipo, Taupō District. The single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle was reported to police... Read More

Animal ID compliance on the rise

MPI push on NAIT compliance pays off with almost 90 per cent in 2021. The Ministry for Primary Industries is warning against complacency as rates of... Read More

Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove... Read More

Council finds solution for unsecured horses

Ōpōtiki District Council has voted to tighten animal control bylaws, but stopped short of banning the keeping of horses in the town centre altogether. After... Read More

Accidental career proves a winner

Melissa van den Heuvel has won the Young Grower of the Year award for 2021. Run by Horticulture New Zealand, Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition... Read More

Fruit exports dominated by gold kiwifruit

Gold kiwifruit continues to dominate fruit exports in an otherwise challenging market, Stats NZ says. In the year ended November 2021, gold kiwifruit... Read More