Planting Partnership

Felton Road Wines is restoring native plantings on public land near its Bannockburn estate, with Winemaker Blair Walter hopeful other…

Regenerating Rimapere

Delving into organics and regenerative agriculture has renewed Kurt Robinson’s passion for viticulture.

A balancing act at Bell Hill

If Sherwyn Veldhuizen didn’t love her day job so much, the North Canterbury winegrower might spend all her time farming…



Native cover

Native plantings trialled under Villa Maria vines have yielded good results, despite dry conditions and destructive rabbits.

Memorable vintage

With a backdrop of COVID-19, this has been a harvest like no other.

Green Leaders

Hawke’s Bay celebrated its inaugural biodiversity field day in early February, with grower Xan Harding leading a posse of viticulturist…


The Big Dipper

Once a year, when capsicum prices bottom out (which means they’re at their freshest best) I make the Big Dipper,…

Bob's Blog: Back to the Future

An increasing number of winemakers are employing ancient winemaking techniques to produce wines with gustatory as well as historic merit.

Fizz Facts

Our annual Christmas Eve party put pressure on my modest stock of champagne flutes. I have about 30 champagne flutes…

Wine serving order

The general convention for serving order is dry before sweet, ordinary before fine, and young before old.



Trading cows for vines

Growing up on a Pukekohe lifestyle block, a young Matt Lancaster loved watching big tractors drive past.


Machinery & Products


Ted on tour

A new and improved version of Naïo Technologies’ autonomous weeding robot, Ted, has been revealed prior to a tour of…

Smart Sprayer

Claimed to be some of the most revolutionary spray technology to enter the Australasian market, the BA Smart Sprayer powered…

Rex set to go

Italian tractor manufacturer Landini, well-known for its specialised tractors in the vineyard and orchard sectors, has announced a new addition…

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Perfect pivots — Editorial

Perfect pivots — Editorial

Misha Wilkinson’s description of “pirouetting” through Covid-19 seems apt, given the industry’s need to stay on its toes throughout this…

Save our soils — Editorial

Save our soils — Editorial

There’s been something of a makeover in New Zealand vineyards in recent years, as the clean-cut look of sprayed rows…

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