Fieldays 2020 postponed

Following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement yesterday, regarding the cancellation of large gatherings to prohibit the spread of COVID-19,... Read More

Dairy industry award winners look to future

First-time entrants who are passionate about jersey cows, animal health and helping others progress have won the 2020 Central Plateau Share Farmer of... Read More

$2 million drought relief for farmers and growers

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor has today classified the drought in the North Island, parts of the South Island and the Chathams as a large-scale... Read More

Melissa van den Heuvel named BOP Young Grower

Melissa van den Heuvel, an Industry Systems Associate at NZ Avocado, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower for 2020 at an awards dinner in... Read More

Cowpats and other fire hazards…

    It’s tinder dry out there and Federated Farmers is urging all rural folk to take precautions to try to ensure work activities don’t... Read More

First case of M.Bovis found in the BOP

  Farmers will be on high alert after a case of Mycoplasma bovis has been found in the Bay of Plenty.   A dairy farm in Waiotahi, near Opotiki... Read More

Playing the infinite game at Momentum

Climate change, futures research and playing “the Infinite Game” are among the topics on the agenda for Zespri’s Momentum 2020 conference... Read More

Avocado growers prepared in case of summer drought

Avocado growers are confident they will be able to cope in the event of a summer drought. Forecasters from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric... Read More

Bill to bring brighten future for threatened fish

Offering effective tools to look after fish spawning areas, ensure culverts and drains don’t block fish passage in rivers and streams, and manage... Read More

World-first plan for farmers to reduce emissions

The Government and farming sector leaders have agreed to a world-first partnership to reduce primary sector emissions in one of the most significant... Read More

Fonterra increases forecast farmgate milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2019/2020 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $6.25 - $7.25 per kgMS to $6.55 - $7.55 per... Read More

Mamaku bus service reinstated

A once-weekly return bus service is to start at Mamaku this month. The old sawmilling town has almost become a backwater in the Rotorua hinterland,... Read More

Wintry snap coming this week

Despite above average temperatures this weekend, another wintry snap is coming this week. WeatherWatch advise that as we head through Sunday even warmer... Read More

Stock fears at hill climb rally

  An objection has been lodged against a proposed temporary road closure for a motorsport event in the Rotorua Hinterland on Sunday, September... Read More

Fed Farmers hails Court ruling as win for Rotorua

The voices of farmers in Rotorua, led by Federated Farmers, have been instrumental in the Environment Court’s rejection of Land Use Capability... Read More