Forestry Minister Stuart Nash.

The Government will back the food and fibres sector to lead New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19 with targeted investments, Forestry Minister Stuart Nash says.

 
Dr John Harris, left, and Matt Evans. Photo by Richard Brimer.

Swapping microscopes in the neuroscience lab for microscopes in the barrel hall was not exactly a considered pathway for Dr John Harris and Dr Marilyn Duxson.

Chris Allen at a washout where a culvert burst in his Ashburton Forks farm during the big rain event at the end of May. Photo Credit: Nigel Malthus.

Every fence running at right angles to the river and some running parallel, have some degree of damage, says Mid Canterbury farmer and Fed Farmers national board member Chris Allen.

The vulnerability of the roads has become a major concern for Federated Farmers Mid-Canterbury president David Clark over a week into the clean-up following the region's damaging floods.

Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor is in the UK and Europe this week in an attempt to breathe some life into the crucial free trade agreements (FTAs) New Zealand is negotiating with the EU and the UK.

Vintage 2021 was "wonderful" and "amazing", says Amy Farnsworth of Amoise Wines, a small, minimal-intervention Hawke's Bay producer.

Farmers are happy to play their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions but the Government has to come to the party.

For the first time in its 23-year history, the two-day South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is heading to Ashburton.

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