Horticultural skills on show at the Mount

A diverse group of eight young growers have stepped up to compete for the title of 2021 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the year. This year's contestants... Read More

Getting depression in farmers out in the open

Marc Gascoigne remembers sitting at the kitchen table on his farm with a to-do list in front on him. He stayed there for 30 minutes staring at his list.... Read More

Second largest Fieldays in 53 year history

This year’s Fieldays 2021 was the second biggest in the event’s 53-year history, with a total of 132,776 people attending over the four days... Read More

Zespri‘s failed trial bid draws mixed views

A failed bid by Zespri to tackle illegal SunGold plantings in China is being met with mixed reaction by the kiwifruit industry. On Friday it was announced... Read More

2021 Fieldays exhibitors win awards

Exhibitors have been awarded for outstanding sites at the 2021 Fieldays event.   Having been two years since the last physical event, 2021 Fieldays... Read More

Avocado industry continues strong growth

New Zealand’s avocado industry value eclipsed $227m in the 2020-21 season, with $167m delivered by avocado exports and $60m in sales in the New... Read More

A new way forward for biosecurity

A small kiwi company is using new technology to change the face of conservation and pest control throughout the country. Envico Technologies primarily... Read More

Fieldays competitions back in action

Competitors will be going head-to-head once again in the pinnacle events of New Zealand agriculture at the Fieldays this month. At this year’s... Read More

Calls to protect BOP’s stopbanks

  With winter weather on the horizon, Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana is reminding rural landowners of their responsibility to protect... Read More

Risk of thunderstorms, hail, gusts and heavy rain

WeatherWatch are forecasting possible thunderstorms ahead this afternoon and evening.   “A low deepens just west of central New Zealand... Read More

Nationwide vet shortage pushing staff to the edge

Vets say a nationwide shortage of staff, drought and uncertainty due to Covid-19 is pushing them to a breaking point. Veterinary Association (NZVA)... Read More

Employment opportunities for rural communities

The Government is aiming to create opportunities for at-risk rangatahi to overcome barriers to employment, education or training with the next tranche... Read More

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