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New Zealand | 19 February 2019
New Zealand farming company fined $116,000 for pollution offences

A Waikato farming company says it was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading infrastructure when inspectors found paddocks covered in overflowing dairy effluent. Nagra Farms Limited an...


New Zealand | 10 December 2018
NZ farmer confidence falls further in quarter

Farmer confidence has slipped further into negative territory. Rabobank's rural confidence survey fell for the third consecutive quarter, on concerns over Government policy, falling commodity price...


New Zealand | 9 October 2018
Climate change report a wake-up call for NZ farming

The latest Global Warming report is a wake-up call for New Zealand agriculture, scientists warn. The report says if warming is to be limited to 1.5 degrees, then on a global basis methane emissions...


New Zealand | 27 September 2018
China-US trade war bad news for NZ's agriculture sector

Business confidence has improved, following a strong quarter of economic growth - but still, most bosses expect conditions to deteriorate in the year ahead. A week ago Statistics NZ said gross dome...


New Zealand | 14 September 2018
Cows electrocuted by falling power lines on New Zealand farm

Eleven dairy cows were electrocuted when lines on an ageing power pole broke and fell on to live 400 volt lines sparking concerns unmaintained lines across Northland could kill again. The cows were...


New Zealand | 13 September 2018
Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra posts first-ever loss

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy cooperative, posted its first-ever annual loss Thursday, admitting it had let farmers down with over-optimistic financial forecasts. Fonterra's int...


New Zealand | 13 September 2018
Corporate farms 'killing it for everybody'

A lack of concern for the environment from "corporate farm owners" in Southland and Otago is of "huge concern" to anglers and farmers alike, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers says. S...


New Zealand | 31 August 2018
About 50 beef cattle in a NZ farm infected with Mycoplasma bovis

A dairy farmer is calling on the Ministry of Primary Industries to name the Northland property which tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis so others can take appropriate care. Former Farmers of New ...


New Zealand | 20 August 2018
Farming secrets from New Zealand to future-proof UAE food demand

A global race to secure the UAE’s food economy is under way as ministers extend their search to New Zealand for future-proof farming alternatives. The role of key trading partners and technology ha...


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...



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