Monday, 25 July 2016 07:55

Led by the heart

Displaying the motto 'to struggle through adversity makes success so much sweeter' on their website, Kalex wines sense a distinct parallel between owner Alex Kaufman's will to survive, and the challenging task of farming grapes in Central Otago.

Published in Regional Updates
Friday, 10 June 2016 12:15

Modest growth, larger challenges

While Marlborough is set to expand its vineyard production by 24 percent in the next four years, Central Otago's growth is expected to be far more modest.

Published in Regional Updates
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:40

Popping up in central

What do you get when you cross a tranquil walnut grove on one of Central Otago's most prized wine-roads, with a glistening spaceship-like caravan?

Published in Regional Updates
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:33

Port expansion to help offload shipping costs

Dairy farmers stand to benefit financially from the expansion at the Port of Tauranga, says chief executive Mark Cairns.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:32

Easy lambing with lambs that grow

Roger Tweeds runs 2300 Romney ewes and 200 hoggets on his 300ha farm near Lawrence, Central Otago.

Published in Management

The future for irrigating farmers in Otago will come under the spotlight at IrrigationNZ's first-ever AGM in the region next month.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 08:00

Strong winds wreak havoc

Dairy farmers in Otago and Southland have taken a hit from unseasonal high winds that have demolished haybarns and generally disrupted their farming.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 14:23

Competition win after 8 year wait

West Otago farmers Richard and Kerry France waited close to eight years to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA), finally giving it a go last year.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 07:00

Southland drowns, losses mount

A cold wet winter and the low payout is a disaster for Southland dairy farmers, says DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Monday, 03 August 2015 12:56

Going international

It is one brand with one owner and one varietal wine but from this year onwards, the winery formerly known as Surveyor Thomson has rebranded to Domaine-Thomson (no relation to this writer) and acquired land in Burgundy. 

Published in Regional Updates
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