Want a gun ... become an actor

A fifth of applications from firearms licence holders seeking approval to continue using now-banned semi-automatic weapons for pest control have been declined but actors can be armed.

Vet tech course put on hold

Massey University’s decision to shut down a veterinary degree course might allow one more relevant to the needs of large animal practices seeking technical staff to take its place.

FARMSTRONG: Look after yourself

Over the last four years more than 15,000 farmers have improved their wellbeing as part of Farmstrong. Here’s how.

Farmers Weekly NZ 18.11.2019

Hear our voices

Country went to town in Wellington on Thursday with hundreds of farmers marching on Parliament to protest against what they see as increasing afforestation of productive farmland, often by overseas owners.


Otago will host talks on future

Otago University is cementing its move into agricultural by holding a two-day symposium on food and future production systems early next month.

Rural health needs shot in arm

The appointment of a health advocate and a rural medical training system is being touted as a solution to the shortage of health professionals working in regional communities.

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.