Riding out the humps and hollows

Earthquake survivors Dave and Rebekah Kelly feel stronger after a 7.8 earthquake that knocked back their original farming plans by at least a decade.

Farmer loses 65 cows to thieves

A west Otago dairy farm where thieves stole 65 mixed-aged, in-calf cows has 30 road-fronting gates so Ivan Roulston is at a loss how to protect his herd.

Government deters water buyers

Uncertainty around Government policy has knocked the confidence of Hurunui Water shareholders and affected the uptake of water rights shares, North Canterbury Federated Farmers president Cameron Henderson says.

Bad farmers might lose water

Irrigation companies are telling shareholders they might lose supply if they can’t meet audited environmental standards.

Farmers want more water clarity

A perfect environmental storm is coming through and farmers need greater clarity about what’s expected of them, Federated Farmers president Katie Milne says.

Farmers urged to get on councils

Farmers are being urged to stand at the forthcoming Fish and Game New Zealand council elections, with an industry leader saying the organisation needs more balanced representation.

A specialist in lily production

William (Bill) Doreen was a pioneer in New Zealand’s flower farming industry and more specifically in the development of lily growing both here and internationally.