Community and environment a priority

Chris Vila arrived in New Zealand in 2008 with dreams of starting his working life here. Discouraged by the complex and expensive process to validate... Read More

National Park poachers no match for officers

Police officers recently teamed up with a local farmer to catch poachers red-handed at Raurimu. On a recent sunny Wednesday morning, a farmer off State... Read More

Three generations of Tauranga vintage machinery

In 1984, Rex Williams and Kevin Pinkerton started the Tauranga Vintage Machinery Club. The first meet up was hosted at the Bethlehem Scout Den and brought... Read More

Kiwifruit picker reveals $60 per hour secret

Is it really possible to earn $60 an hour picking fruit? “Absolutely!” says Maketū’s Trish Townsend, who has been a kiwifruit picker... Read More

Warning to kiwifruit workers during harvest

As the Bay of Plenty kiwifruit harvest gets into full swing, electricity lines company Powerco is urging orchard workers to ‘look up’ and... Read More

$60hr to pick fruit: kiwifruit industry desperate

High pay rates of up to $60 per hour are being offered to lure pickers to the kiwifruit industry, which is experiencing its “toughest-ever season”... Read More

Police issue warning to rural property owners

Western Bay of Plenty Police are urging rural property owners to be vigilant and ensure their property is secure. "A key focus for Police is preventing... Read More

Car meet: organisers unable to control crowd

A group who helped to run a Waikato car meet, in which some of the attendees attacked a milk tanker, say they do not condone that behaviour. The windscreen... Read More

Fonterra to exit Russian businesses

Fonterra has today announced it will exit its businesses in Russia. This follows the Co-op’s decision to suspend shipments of product to Russia... Read More

Farmer outraged at milk tanker fracas

A dairy farmer reckons $80,000 worth of milk could have gone down the drain during a milk tanker fracas with boy racers on the road near his front gate. Footage... Read More

NZ kiwifruit leaves Tauranga bound for Japan

The first 4100 tonnes of this season’s Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit have left Port of Tauranga. The 1.15 million trays are bound for Kobe and Tokyo... Read More

Milk prices: Fonterra reports profit fall

Fonterra has reported a lower half-year profit as higher milk prices raised its costs and cut its margins. Its net profit for the six months ended... Read More

Boundless opportunities for BOP award winners

Scott and Rebecca O’Brien, are passionate about their business and the dairy industry and believe there are endless opportunities at all levels. The... Read More

Call for backpackers to help kiwifruit harvest

The New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated group are leading the call for overseas visitors to help pick and pack the nation’s iconic fruit... Read More

Process dragging on for fumigant

Registration of an “ozone-friendly” forestry fumigant has still to be finalised after five years of evaluation. Last November the Decision... Read More