Comvita to focus on profit

Comvita says a new strategy focusing on its core manuka honey products and securing supply should drive higher sales and earnings.

Compromise tahr cull starts

Hunters and Conservation Department staff last Thursday started culling 10,000 Himalayan tahr from the South Island high country.

Department clips bees’ wings

A move to ban beehive movements on Conservation Department land could affect beekeepers committed to moving hives for the honey harvest season.

Farmer's Voice | Part one: Back on stable ground

Dave and Rebekah Kelly had been through market lows and droughts together, but when the 2016 earthquake hit North Canterbury they faced a scenario that no farmer wants to go through. Farmer's Voice checked in to see how they guts it out and what effects it had on them and their farm.

Kids and Pamu help save skinks

Stony mounds and thousands of native plants are creating a habitat for skinks and other low-lying wildlife next to a Canterbury dairy farm.

Parties strike deal on new tahr cull

A cull of Himalayan tahr will still proceed but initial plans and targets have been modified after a meeting of interested parties.

Study values pests and controls

Pasture pests are chomping almost 1% a year off New Zealand’s GDP, and as much as this is, researchers are celebrating finally having a firm number to hang their future pest research upon. Richard Rennie spoke with AgResearch lead scientist Colin Ferguson about what surprises, and insights the research has provided.