Duck shooting season starts May 1

The annual game bird hunting season will get underway around New Zealand on Saturday, May 1 – a date eagerly anticipated by duck hunters and pheasant... Read More

Government to phase out live exports by sea

The Government has announced the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our... Read More

BOP dairy industry award winners announced

Aran and Sharleen Sealey look forward to watching the dairy industry evolve with environmental improvements while still contributing to the New Zealand... Read More

Taupo man fined $12,000 for starving 245 calves

A farmer from Kinloch near Taupo has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves and adequately treat... Read More

New flood and drainage bylaws in BOP

  People who live, work or use the land around a stopbank or other flood defence and drainage areas in the Bay of Plenty may need to check out... Read More

Largest-ever kiwifruit harvest begins

New Zealand’s 2021 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the first commercial crop being picked this morning in Gisborne and more kiwifruit to... Read More

Psa settled 10 years on

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The plaintiffs, Strathboss... Read More

Buckle up on the farm

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising farmers to buckle up after an analysis of vehicle-related fatalities found that nearly half those that occur on farm... Read More

Hunter shares survival story ahead of roar

One hunter is sharing his story of a tragic hunting trip in 2008 as a safety reminder as we head into the roar. It’s important to remember to... Read More

Kiwifruit harvest taster day: registrations open

An initiative giving people an insight into working in the kiwifruit industry over harvest is about to kick off. The initiative – led by New Zealand... Read More

Fonterra narrows 2021 earnings guidance

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced it has lifted the bottom end of its 2021 forecast earnings guidance and narrowed the range to 25-35... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The long-running litigation... Read More

Seasonal work scheme attracts 16 people

  A financial scheme set up to attract people to seasonal work is enticing 16 people to the Bay of Plenty region.   The New Zealand Seasonal... Read More

Government pays $40 million in Psa settlement

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to the long-running litigation arising from the 2010 incursion... Read More

Survey finds farmer confidence bouncing back

  Farmer confidence has bounced back to where it was pre-COVID, but attracting and retaining staff remains a headache.   This is shown... Read More