Ensure a smooth Gypsy Day

  With 'Gypsy Day', also known as 'Moving Day' just around the corner on June 1, it’s a good time for farmers to review their... Read More

Local farmers offered free climate change help

  Farmers and growers surrounding the degraded Waihī Estuary are being urged to seek free support and financial help from local environmental... Read More

Zespri‘s record year: revenue exceeds $4 billion

A record crop, ongoing investment in brand-led demand creation, and the industry’s ability to respond and leverage its scale and structure have... Read More

Cattle ‘bled like a fountain’ after dehorning

A Tauranga man who used no anaesthetic when he cut the horns of three cattle has been prosecuted by SPCA. Russell Williams cut the horns of the cattle... Read More

Global issues impact Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra is revising its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $9.30 - $9.90 per kgMS to $9.10 - $9.50 per kgMS. This reduces the midpoint... Read More

Kiwifruit licenses selling for top prices

Stunning prices are being paid for gold kiwifruit licenses this year. Each year, Zespri releases licenses to grow the fruit, which growers then bid... Read More

More dairy workers allowed into NZ

Sustained advocacy from the dairy sector has helped secure 500 more international workers to help on dairy farms. However, DairyNZ says the Government’s... Read More

Mt Ruapehu: Plumes of gas, central vent upswelling

5pm update: Geonet Duty Volcanologist Geoff Kilgour says that the lake level is marginally higher, and the central vent seems to be actively upswelling. "No... Read More

New $40m packhouse delivers confidence to growers

The opening of a new packhouse and four cool stores in Te Puke provides reassurance to the burgeoning kiwifruit industry that kiwifruit growth can be... Read More

Pair accused of illegal hunting on BOP farm

Two men are due to appear in court after being arrested for allegedly unlawful hunting on a Bay of Plenty farm. A 31-year-old man will be appearing... 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

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

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

Fieldays 2022 postponed until later in the year

The New Zealand National Fieldays Society has come to the difficult decision to postpone Fieldays 2022 until Wednesday, November 30, to Saturday, December... Read More