It's no wonder your canine crusader rolls his eyes whenever he hears about public servants developing new ideas.
Two former workmates at the iconic Mount Linton Station are set to clash in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest.
A former cocktail bartender, an award-winning contract milker and a drone-flying drystock farmer will face off in the Taranaki/Manawatu regional final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest.
Rural insurer FMG says paying out a record amount of claims, because of the Kaikoura earthquake, has seen it incur a loss for the latest financial year.
Otago farmer Nigel Woodhead has won the FMG Young Farmer of the Year title after three days of intense competition in the national final.
The country's main farm insurer FMG is encouraging farmers who have suffered quake damage to telephone for advice on making claims.
Farmstrong is a fresh initiative to promote the wellbeing of all farmers and growers in New Zealand.