ON FARM STORY ARCHIVES

‘Our attitude determines our altitude’

Grant McNaughton’s path to farm ownership did not follow the most orthodox route, but it worked. Neal Wallace visits the McNaughtons on The Dasher Station in North Otago.

Kidding around on-farm

An Auckland farmer has made the transition from milking cows to goats and has now established the largest goat farm in New Zealand. Gerald Piddock reports.

Passion for farming, women’s empowerment

Resilience is a liberally used term, but it certainly applies to Laura Douglas. The Southland woman has overcome her share of adversity but Neal Wallace discovers she refuses to let it beat her dream and passion for agriculture and sharing that passion with other women.

Business focus helps realise ownership goal

A changing New Zealand farming landscape has made it increasingly difficult for the next generation to get into farm ownership. Colin Williscroft spoke to Tim and Monique Neeson, who have bucked that trend.

Tackling farming boots and all

A former international rugby player who once played for the All Blacks, decided to end his stellar career and hang his boots to return to his farming roots. Gerard Hutching reports.

Honey business finds sweet spot

When James Annabell’s budding rugby career wasn’t quite going the way he hoped the former Taranaki Bulls hooker put his drive into honey, which has led to the development of a multimillion dollar business, as Colin Williscroft reports.

Farming in a fishbowl

Just a 10-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling Queen Street lies a farm where our future farmers are being taught. Sonita Chandar reports.

Just getting on and doing it

Farming communities have long been New Zealand’s backbone but there’s a need to look after both them and the next generation coming through central North Island hill country farmer Lis Giesen told Colin Williscroft.

Farmer is game for a challenge

Two-time women’s Rugby World Cup winner Bex Mahoney is these days putting her energy into running a Tararua farming business with her husband Luke but she’s also breaking new ground on the rugby field. There are synergies between the two, as Colin Williscroft reports.