Water advocate gets river award

A river in the deep south and an outspoken defender of fresh water have been recognised at this year’s River Awards, sponsored by the Cawthron Institute.

Farmer's Voice | Duncan and Tina Mackintosh

Duncan and Tina Mackintosh have a passion for their farm's environment and are sharing that passion with their community. Wiggy caught up with them to see how they're taking others along with them on their farming journey.

Border war tech weapons grow

Lurking Australian stink bug populations and wind-borne diseases like myrtle rust added urgency and relevance to the second Australasian biosecurity innovation exchange held in Auckland.

Data horsepower lies in the cloud

Harnessing the horsepower of global cloud computing services on a pay-as-you-go basis is becoming a go-to option for New Zealand agri-tech firms wanting to either scale up their research capability or make the leap to be an international software provider. Richard Rennie spoke to the head of Amazon Web Services in NZ about what it means for agriculture.

Lessons learned from Tasman fires

As record temperatures scythe through the country rural firefighters are anxious the lessons learned from last year’s Tasman fire are acted on sooner rather than later.

Dairy Farmer 04.11.2019

Faith, family and farming

Southland farmers Reza and Silvia Abdul-Jabbar put their faith above everything and answered the call to help after the Christchurch mosque shootings. They talk to Sonita Chandar about their experiences and farming.



Farmers Weekly NZ 04.11.2019

$9 billion shock

Claims the Government’s essential freshwater proposals could cost the livestock industry over $9 billion a year are selective, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says.