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Helping soldiers during a tough time

By donating to the RSA Poppy Appeal, the money raised goes towards helping people and families who need it, like Kerry Leathart. After two tours in Afghanistan with the New Zealand Army, Kerry came home to start a family and a life in Tauranga as...... Read More

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

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

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

Riding the storm’s fury

Will Gardner decided he wasn’t going to see his yacht, the Kittywake II, go down in the storm on Thursday night. Moored in Pilot Bay, near Tauranga, Will, with friend Tina Van Duijn paddled out to it in his kayak to make sure it stayed secure. When...... Read More

Spiders go viral on the web

They craft and create webs every day, but the spiders in Papamoa, Tauranga, probably weren't expecting to go viral on the interweb. SunLive in Tauranga broke the story yesterday of thousands of spiders quietly engaged in creating a web that spanned...... Read More

Avis to install defibs at branches

The Heart Foundation applauds a new initiative from Avis Rent A Car, that will help fight New Zealand’s biggest killer – heart disease. The rental car network is the provider to install life-saving defibrillators at 20 locations throughout...... Read More

Drone footage of properties slipping into sea

New video shows just how close one Omokoroa resident was to losing their home completely. Drone video footage shot by Cameron Avery and commissioned by SunLive shows the extent of a huge slip caused by the heavy rain from Cyclone Debbie's passage...... Read More

Holiday makers hit the road after Cook

Kiwis across the North Island are busy cleaning up and getting their Easter holidays back on track now Cyclone Cook is sweeping into the Southern Ocean. The weather system now lies off the South Canterbury coast and is weakening as it tracks south,...... Read More

Trees block the Woods’ drive in BOP

After the storm passed over last night David and Sian Wood found their drive to look around at storm damage was a very short one. “We went to go out last night, came round the corner and hello, there's a tree over the drive,” says David...... Read More

Cyclone Cook: ’The worst is over’

Cyclone Cook has battered the Bay of Plenty, leaving homes flooded and thousands without electricity, but has quickly swept down the North Island without matching the feared destruction of the 1968 Wahine storm. However, the storm has brought severe...... Read More

Damage left in Cook’s wake

A severe weather warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty and the Coromandel, despite heavy rain and strong winds easing in both regions. According to the MetService, ex-cyclone Cook is moving southwards and should reach Wellington or Wairarapa...... Read More

Yacht washes up as waves hammer Pilot Bay

A 30-foot yacht is reported to have washed up in Pilot Bay as the Bay of Plenty continues to be hammered by large waves. A caller to SunLive's news hotline says people are also in the process of sandbagging their properties. A video...... Read More

Innovation rewarded at South Island Field Days

It was a proud moment for Keith Taege of Taege Engineering when a client's need turned into an award winning device. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator Rob Cope-Williams and...... Read More

Farming becoming ”sexy”

Numbers joining the New Zealand Young Farmers is growing faster than ever as farming becomes “sexy” as an industry, says Terry Copeland. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator...... Read More

Media has it wrong about Canterbury rivers: Carter

Dennis Carter from Carter Seed Management says a current affairs TV programme has literally stirred up a totally wrong image of the Selwyn River. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator...... Read More

Rain just a start

Tony Davoren from Hydro Services says the recent rain is helping farmers but underground water reserves need much more to fill for next season. On The Land is the show that brings you the latest farming news. Presented by rural reporter and commentator...... Read More

Something sweet to keep the spirits up

It all started as an idea to help the children in Syria. When Robyn Whalley saw the news of the recent gas attack in that war zone, all she wanted to do was help. Since she runs an afterschool programme, she thought her kids could write letters to...... Read More