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A conservationist is concerned a third of submissions about an open-ocean salmon farm managed to "disappear" from a council website.
Gisborne farmer Henry Gaddum wrote an open letter voicing deep concerns about the future of the Gisborne/East Coast when it comes to land use. Audio
Every day we'll be checking in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today we're speaking to RNZ's Taranaki correspondent about what's… Audio
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Every day we'll be checking in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today we're speaking to RNZ's Taranaki correspondent about what's going on in the heart of the north… Audio
With exports worth around $1.7 billion, fishing is one of this country's biggest earners, employing hundreds of people.
But as well as having an abundance of fish, New Zealand's waters are also home… Audio
Record low rainfall in Northland has the region on the brink of drought, and some farmers face making a loss as summer feed crops fail. There's no significant rain in the forecast, either.
An application from the country's largest salmon farming company to start farming fish in the "open ocean" has divided opinion, with some calling it an "innovative milestone", but others labelling it…
An Agricultural commentator has sounded a warning siren over the declining values of dairy farms in New Zealand. Audio
A Southland farmer is concerned the Mycoplasma bovis disease could be back on his farm, 18 months after his previous cattle herd had to be culled. Audio
Australia's Defence Force will dig mass graves for the country's burned livestock in a bid to fight off a biosecurity emergency, as the bushfires crisis continues to grip the country.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is back testing cattle on a Southland farm which was declared free of Mycoplasma Bovis 18 months ago.
Hundreds of new cattle are having to be blood tested after… Audio
A Southland farmer is concerned the Mycoplasma Bovis disease is back on his farm, 18 months after his old cattle herd had to be culled.
The disease can cause mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis, and… Audio
The West Coast Regional Council says its investment in a 1080 poison factory in Canterbury is a sound one that will deliver increasing returns.
Farmers in New Zealand are being paid a lot more for their products than usual.
High prices on global markets are bringing more money into the rural economy.
It is not all good news - some farmers… Audio
Now continuing on with our regional correspondent series and we cross live to Fiordland to speak to Possum Moffat - who is the chief fire office in Te Anau. Audio
The CAA is planning to hike industry fees by over 5 percent - and proposing a 71 percent increase in the safety levy paid by ag operators. That's being called "another tax on the farming community".
Velvet exporters are reporting sluggish demand so far this season, with concerns about increasing supply leaving some importers reluctant to commit to orders. Audio
A lack of housing is driving up prices in Central Otago, a report shows, and the market could yet come under more pressure as the fruit industry expands, growers say.
New figures from the Real Estate Institute show farms sales in the year to November are down nearly 13 percent on the year prior. Audio
New figures from the Real Estate Institute show farms sales in the year to November are down nearly 13 percent on the year prior, largely driven by a sale slump in the dairy sector.
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