Regen trial focused on aligning with nature

For the past 18 months Align Farms in Canterbury has been changing part of its operation to a regenerative model, so it can compare those results to a conventional approach.

Frustration over EU trade talks

Dairy leaders believe the European Union should reconsider its persistent stonewalling of improved access for New Zealand dairy products in free trade talks if it is serious about saving the planet.

Award for lasting contributions

Late last year, the Ministry for Primary Industries’ principal scientist Gerald Rys was awarded the Ray Brougham Trophy by the New Zealand Grasslands Association, recognising an extensive career and his advocacy of pastoral agriculture and the research behind it. Colin Williscroft reports.

Manuka saving honey’s buzz

While demand for Manuka honey continues to surge, other honey varieties remain moribund, with low prices starting to pressure beekeepers out of the industry.

CCC extends submissions deadline

The Climate Change Commission is extending the period that it will receive submissions on its draft advice to allow the public more time to make submissions.

PGW bounces back strongly

PGG Wrightson has delivered a very good set of numbers in its first-half results for the 2021 financial year, on what are widespread trading performances across the rural servicing company.

Rural internet competition heats up

Competitiveness in New Zealand’s rural broadband market is likely to ramp up in coming months, with the arrival of new providers and expanded satellite capacity in the country.

Tukituki consent deadline looms

Hawke's Bay farmers in the Tukituki catchment are being reminded that those who need land-use consent have to submit it by this Friday, February 26.