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News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
It's a familiar tale of small town New Zealand versus a government rulebook, and both of them refusing to blink. And all for a bit of raw milk.
The pressure is on New Zealand food producers to keep up with rapid global advances with a warning that relying on traditional meat and dairy will not keep up with changing consumer tastes and… Audio
Pam Adam keeps 70 hens on her property and sells their eggs at her local Commonsense Organics store. She gives us some tips on raising chickens at home. Audio
At the start of March farmers are going to open up their farms to townies. It's an initiative designed to help bridge the growing gap between rural and urban life in New Zealand. Audio
A plan to ease the financial cost of the Coronavirus is inching forward for the crayfish industry. Audio
A plague causing Italian farmers to walk away from their land is a real risk for New Zealand, and MPI are asking New Zealanders to watch out for the stink bugs. Video
The poor quality of our fresh water is a top worry for New Zealanders. But some farmers fear the new proposals might mean their farms are no longer viable. Philippa Tolley investigates. Audio
North Waikato sheep and beef farmer Steve Stark says farmers with money in the bank are fortunate to have options for dealing with the summer's big dry. Audio
Around Pukekohe, the widespread drought continues to make life difficult for the outdoor vegetable industry. A dairy farmer near Balclutha in South Otago is in flood recovery mode. His farm is… Audio
A Big Show in Little River, The Garden of Eatin, Waiting for Rain and the Regional Wrap. Audio
Flooded Southland farmers trying to restore their properties may be in for some overdue good luck. Audio
As farmers in many parts of the country struggle with dry conditions, those in areas such as Wairarapa are worried proposed new water regulations could force them to give up farming.
A panel is now… Audio
With our Minister of Fruit and Veg, Glenn Forsyth. Audio
The extreme dry spell afflicting many parts of the country continues to bite with water restrictions, fire bans, and farms becoming brown, barren dust-bowls.
More than 500 Hawkes Bay farms are being placed under restricted movement controls. in response to an outbreak of bovine TB in the region; Synlait says it is maintaining its forcast milk price despite… Audio