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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...


New Zealand | 31 January 2018
Second year of profitability forecast for NZ agriculture

Second consecutive year of profitability forecast for NZ agriculture in 2018 – industry report Favourable market conditions are set to underpin a second consecutive year of broad-based profitabilit...


New Zealand | 29 January 2018
Unruly sheep to blame as NZ shearing record attempt fails

Unruly sheep put paid to a world record attempt on the eight-hour ewe shearing record at Argyle Station in Waikaia on Monday. Southland shearer Leon Samuels was attempting to beat the mark of 644 s...


New Zealand | 27 January 2018
New Zealand dairy aid in Myanmar hoping to foster a love for milk

A few cows are tied to a tree in the 40 degree Celsius heat. That's how Myanmar dairy farmer U Ouh Kyau grazes his cattle, as is the way in the Southeast Asian nation now blighted by ethnic cleansi...


New Zealand | 16 January 2018
Weed-killing drone new weapon against NZ agriculture's $1.7 bn pests

Representatives from the farming sector, local councils and volunteers in Nelson are considering whether to use drone technology to rid the region of invasive weeds. Landowner Jan Fryer says they'v...


New Zealand | 11 January 2018
Organic farm exploited 'thousands' of travellers - ERA

An organic farm near Christchurch has exploited thousands of volunteers, who were hired out for profit, fed spoilt meat and food scavenged from supermarket dumpsters and made to sleep in a storage roo...


New Zealand | 9 January 2018
Farmer lucky to be alive after being trampled by stampeding herd

Dairy farmer Chris Baker says he's "bloody lucky" to be alive after being trampled by a stampeding herd of cows at his Ruawai farm in Northland. The 61-year-old Baker was standing in the gateway, l...


New Zealand | 9 January 2018
New Zealand: Cow disease mycoplasma bovis confirmed on 14th farm

First discovered in July last year, 14 farms from Hawkes Bay to Southland are now infected with the disease, with one other case in Ashburton. It can cause lameness, mastitis and abortions in cows,...


New Zealand | 8 January 2018
Methane reduction 'critical' to cutting NZ's agricultural emissions

Now that we have heard that a climate change commission will be established, this makes 2018 an important year politically for farmers. There is a real possibility that if the truth about agricultu...


New Zealand | 2 January 2018
NZ's deadliest industry is agriculture, WorkSafe data shows

Agriculture remains New Zealand's most dangerous industry to work in, according to WorkSafe New Zealand. As of November 2017, nine people lost their lives working in the industry last year – with ...


New Zealand | 19 December 2017
Six suspected suicides of NZ farmers 'tragic'

New Zealand Young Farmers chief executive Terry Copeland said it's been a really tough time for the farming community and there have been six suspected suicides in recent weeks. "My understanding i...


New Zealand | 19 December 2017
NZ agriculture in the age of synthetic food

Meatless meats and milkless milks seem to be just over the horizon and with many companies aiming to undercut the price of the ‘real’ stuff there’s the potential for a real threat to the New Zealand e...


New Zealand | 11 December 2017
Vertical farming solution to New Zealand urbanisation

A New York-based sustainability strategist, Henry Gordon-Smith, said more and more young people were attracted to vertical farming. Vertical farming is producing food on vertically stacked layers, ...


New Zealand | 5 December 2017
NZ farming confidence plummets - survey

The Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows that the biggest drop in net confidence was for horticulturists, falling to 16 percent from 51 percent. Dairy farmers are also less optimistic, with net c...


New Zealand | 1 December 2017
Disgraced TV personality Matt Lauer may lose ownership of his New Zealand farm

After women came forward to accuse former NBC Today show host Matt Lauer of sexual misconduct, the backlash has been mighty and swift. He lost his $20m position as anchor on the flagship morning sh...


New Zealand | 27 November 2017
Finger pointing at agriculture 'misplaced in scary uncertain future'

Climate change, rising sea levels, destructive weather patterns, global warming, pollution, overpopulation and mass extinction. People are scared. The future is uncertain. Collectively we feel guil...


New Zealand | 22 November 2017
One of New Zealand's foremost "robo dairy-farms" on the market

One of New Zealand's most state-of-the-art robotic dairying operations is for sale. Riverholme Pastures at Pleasant Point was the first location in the South Island to introduce a DeLaval voluntar...


New Zealand | 16 November 2017
New Zealand say changes in agriculture key to be carbon neutral by 2050

New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation’s new climate change minister said as world leaders met in Ge...


New Zealand | 14 November 2017
New Zealand says changes in agriculture key to becoming carbon neutral by 2050

New Zealand needs to transform its agricultural sector if the country is to meet its target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the nation’s new climate change minister said as world leaders met in Ge...


New Zealand | 17 October 2017
New Zealand faces 'chipocalypse' as farmers warn of crisps shortage

New Zealand is facing a potential crisps shortage this summer, producers say, in a snack crisis being labelled the "chipocalypse". Persistent wet winter weather on the islands has hit potato produc...


New Zealand | 13 October 2017
Preparing NZ for shift to digital agriculture

AgResearch is entering into a major programme to prepare New Zealand for the new era of digital agriculture. The programme will identify the barriers to taking up new digital technologies on and of...


New Zealand | 12 October 2017
Samoa agriculture ministry starts chicken breeding farm to reduce imports

The project is funded by the World Bank at a cost of around $US90,000 dollars and opened on Tuesday, amid hopes it can extend around the country. The new minister of agriculture and fisheries, Lopa...


New Zealand | 6 October 2017
New Zealand farming a 'broken model' - water scientist

A freshwater ecologist says farmers in New Zealand are working on a "broken model" and it is having an adverse effect on water quality. Dr Mike Joy told Duncan Garner on the AM Show this morning fa...


New Zealand | 4 October 2017
NZ farmer fined after letting almost 50 sheep die

A 77-year-old Hauraki farmer found guilty of ill-treating her sheep can no longer own a large mob of the animals. Elaine Evelyn Cox was fined $3000 in the Waihi District Court after almost 50 dead ...



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