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New Zealand | 8 August 2018
The great cow robbery: 65 stock stolen from NZ farm

A West Otago farmer is furious after recently discovering the theft of 65 in-calf dairy cows - worth about $130,000 - from his property. Ivan Roulston, who with son Joseph operates the 386 hectare ...


New Zealand | 30 July 2018
NZ farmers seek off-farm income to counter rising costs

A farming leader says it is no surprise that farms are increasingly reliant on off-farm income. A Lincoln University survey has shown just over a quarter of farms obtained 30 per cent or more of ...


New Zealand | 23 July 2018
Barbados-New Zealand cooperation coming on agriculture

Prime Minister Mia Mottley has identified agriculture and health care as areas in which she would like Barbados to “do some serious work” with New Zealand. Prime Minister Mottley expressed this des...


New Zealand | 18 July 2018
A Kiwi classic on how to take a sheep farm to new heights

It was the mid-2000s and New Zealand farmer Gundy Anderson reckons he was like “one of those little hamsters on the wheel going faster and faster”. “And we didn’t have time to look sideways because...


New Zealand | 5 July 2018
NZ farmer faces losing 'great worker' over immigration stoush

Mark Adam knows a good worker when he sees one. And Harjinder Chander is that worker. However, the Otago dairy farmer may lose the man he calls "Harrie" and Chander's wife, Pawandeep, who faces ...


New Zealand | 2 July 2018
Greenpeace dairy farm protesters arrested by police in South Canterbury

Greenpeace protesters who shut down work at the site of a proposed dairy farm extension in the Mackenzie Basin of South Canterbury have been arrested by police. Around 45 protesters locked themselv...


New Zealand | 27 June 2018
NZ farmer loses 12 hectares to flooding after every downpour

A Manawatū farmer has waited four years for officials to replace two faulty culverts causing his low-lying land to flood every time there's a heavy downpour. Ross Farley's farm, near the Feilding A...


New Zealand | 22 June 2018
NZ farmer banned for ill-treatment of dead, rotting, and dying calves

A Nelson judge found himself in a "very difficult position" when finding an appropriate sentence for a 77-year-old Richmond farmer charged with animal cruelty. Inspections of a Redwood Valley beef ...


New Zealand | 19 June 2018
Arable farmer welcomes lift in wheat prices after two poor years

Central Canterbury arable farmers Syd and Chris Worsfold and their son Earl grow cereals in half their farm and are welcoming a $100 a tonne lift in wheat prices this season. Syd Worsfold, named Fe...


New Zealand | 13 June 2018
49 cows rescued by undie-clad New Zealand farmer

Dramatic footage shows the cows head bobbing in the Waipaoa River as they await being rescued by a helicopter above.


New Zealand | 11 June 2018
Farmer groups support split gas approach to climate change proposal

As public consultation on the Government's plan to tackle climate change gets underway, there are some positives for farmers, organisations representing them say. Climate Change Minister James Shaw...


New Zealand | 8 June 2018
NZ young farmer is living the dream contracting in the United States

A young farmer, formerly from the Opiki club, Blake Carter is living an agricultural contractor's dream in the United States. The 24-year-old from Manawatū is harvesting crops for dairy cows, and b...


New Zealand | 6 June 2018
Tuturau farmers share fencelines for 154 years

They've been neighbours for 154 years, but two Tuturau farming families aren't sick of each other yet. John Henry Perkins arrived in Port Chalmers with his family as a 15-year-old on board the Mool...


New Zealand | 18 May 2018
A NZ farmer plea to politicians - talk to us not at us

It certainly is an interesting time to be a farmer now and not necessarily for all the right reasons. The declaration from Environment Minister David Parker that regulation is his chosen path for d...


New Zealand | 15 May 2018
Positive test for Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease huge blow for NZ farmer

The farmer whose herd was the first to be tested positive in Waikato for Mycoplasma bovis is "devastated" by the diagnosis. Waikato MP Tim van der Molen​ said he had spoken to the farmer after the ...


New Zealand | 15 May 2018
New Zealand dairy farmer ambassadors take on climate change

A handpicked selection of 15 dairy farmers from throughout New Zealand have been chosen to lead by example and reduce cow greenhouse gas emissions on their farms. Nearly half of New Zealand's emi...


New Zealand | 10 May 2018
NZ: Farm-gate conditions in the dairy sector remain favourable

Con Williams Rural Economist at ANZ, notes that the conditions for farm-gate returns in the dairy sector remain favourable as broadly, they see global milk supply growing at, or slightly below, trend ...


New Zealand | 9 May 2018
Huge sinkhole opens up in the middle of New Zealand farm

A farm manager has been left baffled after a giant sinkhole appeared on his land in New Zealand. Colin Tremain couldn't believe his eyes when he saw a 200 metre long and 20 metre deep gaping hole i...


New Zealand | 6 May 2018
New Zealand man loses 30 years of farming career in shed fire

A farmer lost three decades of his career, including a priceless grandfather clock and a prized set of shearing shears, when his shed caught fire and burned to the ground. Don Newland was woken by ...


New Zealand | 1 May 2018
Canterbury farmer 'wiped out' third of rare NZ plant species

An environment group has gone to court over claims a Canterbury farmer wiped out nearly a third of the national population of a rare and threatened plant. Forest & Bird says the vast majority of sh...


New Zealand | 27 April 2018
Waikato farmer and earthworks company fined $55000 for illegal works

A Waikato dairy farming company and an earthworks company have each been convicted and fined for carrying out illegal earthworks in a stream. Okawa Ltd was fined $31,550 and Greener Earthmoving Ltd...


New Zealand | 27 April 2018
Christchurch city schoolboy already farming his own flock of sheep

Growing up in a city all his life hasn't stopped Angus Grant from becoming a farmer, even before he has left high school. Grant, 15, already has a flock of 50 ewes that he will lamb this spring. ...


New Zealand | 23 April 2018
Farm sales drop 11pct as cattle disease keeps farmers nervous

New Zealand farm sales fell 11 percent in the March quarter from a year earlier, as the mycoplasma bovis cattle disease outbreak weighed on purchasing intentions and spanned a period where smaller plo...


New Zealand | 11 April 2018
Large Canterbury deer farm for sale at peak of venison market

A large deer farm being sold near Kaikoura has landed on the market when venison prices are at their peak. Mainly deer are run on the 1290 hectare farm called Stone Jug and the property supports ab...


New Zealand | 4 April 2018
NZ farmers embrace public nature of farming on a tourist route

Pongaroa farmers Alistair Timothy and Rachel Joblin have embraced the public nature of farming on a tourist route. "We used to feel like we were in a fishbowl. It used to feel a bit uncomfortable b...


New Zealand | 28 March 2018
Unease over NZ government's decision to 'take on' agriculture

Ardern is ready to take my sector on? My sector contributes much more to the economy than it gets credit for. Every export dollar earned from dairy farming is hard won and very little of it makes i...


New Zealand | 26 March 2018
Changing NZ agricultural practices key to cutting greenhouse emissions

Tackling climate change is of "critical if not existential significance", said Government minister James Shaw while setting out measures to deal with New Zealand's high levels of agriculture emissions...


New Zealand | 19 March 2018
Parcel addressed to New Zealand ‘farm up a long driveway, near pub’ finds its way

A parcel sent to a couple in New Zealand addressed only with “a farm, situated up a long driveway with cows, opposite a pub or thereabouts” has reached its rightful owners. The letter was initially...


New Zealand | 28 February 2018
Opposition building against mega chicken farm plan

Tegel Foods is seeking resource consents to raise nine million chickens a year on land that's currently dairy farm at Arapohue. And as word spreads about the plan for a mega chook farm, opposition ...


New Zealand | 12 February 2018
Perception of dairy farming a long way from reality

If New Zealanders do not want dairy farming why don't they just say so? Some people have it in their heads the dairy industry is filled with over-stocked, chemical-laden, corporate-owned farms, bei...



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