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July 20th
One person has died after a crash in the Hamilton suburb of Huntington at one of the city's deadliest intersections.Emergency services were called to the two-vehicle crash on the intersection of Gordonton and Thomas Rds at 7.20pm.One...
July 20th
A year on from the death of her husband, Nelson woman Emily Campbell did not expect to face death again so soon.Her "incredibly hilarious" and "beautiful" young son Zephaniah died unexpectedly on July 1. The toddler was almost...
July 20th
The council of Trade Unions president, Richard Wagstaff, has hit out at business in a call for responsible capitalism in New Zealand. In a recent Herald column, he claimed business advocates are irresponsible by failing to address...
July 20th
A man has been arrested in relation to an incident involving three men armed with weapons allegedly forcing their way into a Mount Maunganui home this morning.A 29-year-old Northland man was due to appear in Tauranga District Court...
July 20th
A young man who killed his father's pregnant partner suffered from hallucinations believed he was possessed by the devil and the world was coming to an end.Robyn Alicia Crawford bled to death inside her Opotiki home in February...
July 19th
Expertise from the dairy manufacturing industry could be adapted to develop a new plant-based protein industry in New Zealand, says Plant and Food Research. Many of the requirements for isolating and manufacturing plant proteins are similar to those for …
July 18th
Global businesses are looking to New Zealand for solutions to tough environmental challenges – especially agriculture, says Abbie Reynolds, executive director of the Sustainable Business Council. She heard this at the World Business Council for Sustainab…
July 5th
A quality environmental plan will soon be a prerequisite to buying or selling a farm, says ANZ Bank’s head of commercial and agri. Mark Hiddleston told Rural News that the pace of change is now faster and is matched by the greater expectations of the com…
May 17th
The Ministry for Primary Industries and the New Zealand Government over time have done an excellent job of building the relationship with the Chinese Government in the infant formula space, says Infant Nutrition Council chief executive Jan Carey. “There …
May 17th
Australians’ outrage at scenes of dead and dying sheep on ships to the Middle East is forcing exporters to shape up. The furore erupted when 60 Minutes recently showed 2400 sheep dying on the Awassi Express en route to the Arabian Gulf in Augus…
July 19th
Trade tensions between the United States and China may be behind the fourth consecutive decline in the fortnightly global dairy trade auction.The overall price index retreated 1.7% from the auction of two weeks ago, where a 5% fall...
July 19th
What do you get when you cross a dairy-themed challenge for school kids and a love of puns? DairyNZ's CLASS-ified Moostery Challenge!DairyNZ's Strategy and Investment Leader for Farm Performance, Jenny Jago spoke to The Country...
July 19th
The man charged with improving and developing relationships with dairy giant Fonterra's Māori supplier base believes his work will have positive spinoffs for the entire company.General manager Māori strategy Tiaki Hunia...
July 18th
Global dairy prices dropped for the ninth time in 11 auctions last night, with the GDT price index retreating 1.7 per cent. However, it's not all bad news, as whole milk powder gained 1.5 per cent.Fonterra's Head of Farm Source...
July 18th
Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, as slides in rennet casein and butter outweighed a surprise gain in whole milk powder.The GDT price index retreated 1.7 per cent from the previous auction two weeks ago....
July 13th
To set up a dairy cow for a long, productive life you must give her the best possible start. Extra effort now will pay dividends throughout her milking life. Heifers that reach target weights make successful milking cows, and growing them well starts from…
July 13th
Calving season is around the corner and now is the time to start planning and preparing. According to DairyNZ, now is the time help your farm team get set up early for a smoother calving season. Pre-calving checklist - Supplies of metabolics, electrolytes…
July 13th
The old policy of filling gaps with PKE from September comes with its very own headache this season – the FEI issue.  This season, farmers will need to seriously look at other alternatives and gain a better understanding of what to use and when. So h…
July 11th
A global animal health company says it is developing a novel methane inhibitor for cows’ rumens. Dutch company DSM, which has a nutritional plant in Auckland, unveiled the 3-nitrooxypropanol (3-NOP) at the Federated Farmers annual conference in Wellington…
June 29th
Jersey dairy farmers can add value to their business with selective Jersey-cross beef breeding and promoting the eating qualities of that meat, says Whangarei Jersey dairy farmer Murrary Jagger. Jagger runs a Jersey-cross beef business as a lucrative side…
July 20th
What a fillip Seven Sharp (July 7) on TV One was for Whanganui. The housing market is buoyant, the population is rising, builders and tradespeople are busy, the stormwater separation and sewage treatment are finally completed,...
July 19th
The whole country benefits when our businesses have the confidence to grow, invest, employ more staff and boost wages.Last week I spent some time in the northern part of the Rangitikei electorate, including the pulpmill at Karioi...
July 19th
John Monaghan on the need to evolve New Zealand's dairy regulations. With the New Zealand dairy industry providing more than 25 per cent of the country's exported products, the Government's review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring...
July 19th
New devices and systems are making today's agribusinesses far more capable and proficient says Conor Roberts. A range of trends are turning farming into a tech business. However, more needs to be done to retain our competitive edge...
July 19th
Compliance carries a considerable investment in time, resourcing and ongoing cost, writes Mark Hiddleston. From now on, the environment has to sit at the front of a business model — it can't be growth first, environment second.With...
July 12th
Rabobank says it doesn’t share Fonterra’s optimism about the international situation this season. The bank predicts the farmgate milk price to dairy farmers will be $6.80/kgMS, not the $7.00/kgMS promised by Fonterra. Emma Higgins, Rabobank’s dairy analys…
July 12th
Ballance chief executive Mark Wynne says criticism of the nutrient management tool Overseer is “very old-school”. Critics are not aware of where Overseer is today, he says. “Overseer is moving rapidly into a much more user-friendly tool; the science remai…
July 12th
Fertiliser co-op Ballance will commercially launch a new farm environment planning tool, MitAgator, by spring. Developed by Ballance and AgResearch, MitAgator measures the loss of four main farm contaminants -- nitrogen, phosphorous, sediment and E. coli.…
June 29th
The maker of revered Kiwi Red Band gumboots is this year celebrating 60 years in production. Skellerup national manager footwear, Perry Davis, says Red Bands were the first short boots ever made in New Zealand if not the world. “Traditionally gumboots hav…
June 28th
Fonterra has joined an international project to address the issue of malnourishment in older people. The co-op is partnering with 24 science and nutrition organisations in the project. Older people in many countries, including New Zealand, are at higher r…
July 21st
CINCINNATI (AP) — Admirers of Neil Armstrong and space exploration have a chance to own artifacts and mementos that belonged to the modest man who became a global hero by becoming the first human to walk on the moon.The personal...
July 21st
NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are drifting between small gains and losses as traders shrug off the latest trade threats from President Donald Trump and focus on company earnings reports, which contained some better-than-expected results...
July 21st
DETROIT (AP) — Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven.The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in...
July 21st
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the U.S. on Friday that higher tariffs on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.Abe told a news conference...
July 21st
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We'll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.Norwich University announced...
July 20th
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Wellington-based Hurricanes scored a try in the first minute, then repelled a series of attempted comebacks with two tries to scrumhalf T.J. Perenara to beat the Hamilton-based Chiefs 32-31 Friday...
July 20th
Hurricanes 32, Chiefs 31Crusaders vs. Sharks, 0735New South Wales vs. Highlanders, 1005Lions vs. Jaguares, 1505___Hurricanes and 3 other quarterfinal winners at highest-ranked winners_Semifinal winners at highest-ranked...
July 20th
Make it four semifinals in four seasons for the Hurricanes, with their golden era booking another spot in the final four with a rugged quarter-final victory over the Chiefs. They had to fight for it, being locked in a tight battle...
July 20th
All the action as the Hurricanes hosted the Chiefs in the quarter-finals.
July 20th
It is almost two years since the Chiefs plunged rugby into the darkest place after their infamous end of season celebration sparked a major review into attitudes towards women and the prevailing culture towards diversity and inclusion.The...