Another year has almost passed us by – again – and it is time for the annual review of 2015's good, bad and ugly in regards to the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team...

Published in General News
Thursday, 10 December 2015 14:48

2015 what a year!

The end of the year is fast approaching so some end of year thoughts on a few of the significant developments of the year to wrap things up!

Published in Opinion
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:00

People power

When Lyn Neeson, who farms near Taumaranui, saw the Whanganui and Ohura rivers rise rapidly in June, she figured this spelled trouble for farmers downstream and she was right. 

Published in General News
Monday, 21 September 2015 07:00

Pear orchard in jeopardy, house burnt

Harry Matthews knows the area well, a key to his being hired to liaise with farmers. 

Published in General News
Saturday, 19 September 2015 07:00

Forgotten floods still haunt Whanganui farmers

It is three months since devastating floods hit the lower North Island. While the mess is gone from Whanganui city, and normal life has resumed, in the country it’s a far different story, writes Peter Burke.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:00

Ewes give landslide the slip

It was a Saturday afternoon and it had been raining for two days; Taranaki farmer Graham Fergus decided to move his ewes on a hilly paddock.

Published in Management
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:14

Wise use of land, labour and capital

Ashburton sharemilkers Sara and Stuart Russell have always tried to make their dairy operation as sustainable as possible.

Published in Agribusiness
Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:24

Awards recognise labour of love

Northland farmers Ian and Sandy Page say they thoroughly enjoyed entering the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) and would highly recommend it to others.

Published in General News
Thursday, 06 August 2015 12:02

Romeo Bragato Conference 2015

It is 21 years since the very first Romeo Bragato Conference was held. Back in 1995 it was organized by the New Zealand Grape Grower’s Council, aimed at providing growers with up-to-date information on what was happening out there in the vineyard.

Published in General News

The Canterbury A&P Show will host a Royal A&P Equestrian Event in 2015, giving competitors the chance to win prestigious Royal ribbons and medals at the annual show.

Published in Rural Life
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