Rural

Poultry businesses 'lucky' bird flu not here yet

New Zealand's egg and chicken farmers are being urged to be vigilant and keep up strict biosecurity and surveillance measures in case avian influenza arrives... Read More

Duck season safety off to a flying start

There aren't too many weekends that Southlanders look forward to more than the opening of duck shooting season. It's a weekend that can be a rite of passage,... Read More

City couple's mushroom venture

In a large warehouse, not far from Taupō, a young couple is busy bagging gourmet mushrooms. Their established vegetable garden and loyal Jack Russell terrier... Read More

First suspected case of cow-to-human bird flu

The world's first potential case of bird flu passing from mammals to humans means New Zealand is 'absolutely at the point” of needing a response plan in... Read More

Critical care specialist aboard rescue helicopters

Lorrin, a newly trained Critical Care Flight Paramedic for the rescue helicopter, knows firsthand the importance of getting to patients as quickly as possible... Read More

Settled start to the school holidays

As the remnants of the weather system from last week move away to the east, the first week of the April school holidays begins with settled weather. Although... Read More

Speed reduction planned for BOP road

Speed limits on Thornton Road from the intersection with State Highway 30 to the western end of the 'Blueberry Curves” will be reduced from 100km/h to... Read More

Updated thunderstorm watch for BOP

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Coromandel remains in place this morning. In an updated statement, the MetService says a... Read More

Heavy rain warning in place for Rotorua

An orange heavy rain warning is in place for Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty tomorrow. MetService is forecasting 80 to 140mm of rain in parts of the region,... Read More

Young farmer gearing up for national awards

A Piarere Young Farmers member is one step closer to winning one of New Zealand's most prestigious farming awards after being crowned the Season 56 Waikato Bay... Read More

Grass fire danger as dry conditions persist

With elevated fire danger levels predicted in certain regions until the end of April, researchers at Scion are calling for greater public awareness about the... Read More

Government woolshed roadshow kicks off

The Government Agriculture Ministers have started their national woolshed roadshow, kicking off in the Wairarapa today, Monday, April 8. Agriculture Minister... Read More