Rural News

Where New Zealand is heading

As we head towards the election, former Crown Research Director John Walley talks about what party is doing what, what the issues will be and how it will affect farming. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural...... Read More

Lifestyle farmers run risk of starving stock

As winter looms there are major concerns around starving stock through a lack of knowledge by lifestyle block holders, says Nick Page of Rolleston Vet Services. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter...... Read More

Art award winner breaks down walls

Auckland’s Jill Godwin is the overall winner of the 2017 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her topical entry The No.8 Wire Lettering System: Fences vs Walls. The annual competition, partnered by Farmlands and managed by Waikato Museum,...... Read More

Kakariki released into Abel Tasman

The recent wet weather did not dampen the excitement as 16 kakariki (yellow-crowned parakeet) were released into the Abel Tasman National Park earlier this week. A total of 54 kakariki have now been released into the Park by Project Janszoon and the...... Read More

Combined action helps get farmers through

The call is out around the central North Island for more grazing and supplementary feed as Federated Farmers and allied agencies help flood-hit farmers get back on their feet. Since the Rangitaiki River burst the stopbank at Edgecumbe on April 6, and...... Read More

No charge for water says Burke

Retired MP Kerry Burke says New Zealand water should be harvested and exported for drinking, but no authority should be allowed to charge for it. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator...... Read More

Good season ahead for dairy farmers

New Zealand dairy farmers can look forward to a favourable season in 2017/18, but further upside to the current farmgate milk price may be limited, according to a new report from food and agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank. In the recently-released...... Read More

Canterbury Wagyu set to take off

Beef breeder David Marshall has bred a polled line of Wagyu cattle that is likely to take off around the world. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator Rob Cope-Williams and Tandem...... Read More

Top farmers prepare for finals

The 33 finalists in the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards won’t be taking a break over Easter – they will be too busy preparing for the final round of judging which gets underway on April 22. The finalists represent 11 regions and...... Read More

Support for flood affected farmers

Heavy rain on already saturated ground is causing headaches for some Eastern Waikato farmers. The Waihou and Piako Rivers have reached record height levels in the Hauraki and Matamata-Piako District and record flows are expected to continue...... Read More