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February 18th
The Waitakere District Court has been evacuated after a suspicious white powder was found.A police spokesperson said police were called to the West Auckland courthouse at about 2.20pm to assist Fire and Emergency staff."The building...
February 18th
Three men accused of a violent Far North home invasion that left a man with rib and extensive facial injuries have appeared in court.A 54-year-old man was flown to Whangārei Hospital with what police described as rib and extensive...
February 18th
A 7-year-old girl has also died as a result of a Northland crash last night that killed a 30-year-old woman.Police confirmed the girl died in Starship children's hospital in Auckland after the single-vehicle crash on Whangārei...
February 18th
Test your brains with the Herald's revamped morning quiz. Be sure to check on nzherald.co.nz later today for another trivia fix with our new afternoon quiz. Android users please click here ‌ FOR MORE QUIZZES CLICK...
February 18th
A man whose driver's licence was simply a piece of paper with a name and "Māori" written on it has failed in his bid to challenge the jurisdiction of New Zealand's courts.The argument - based on the defence that Māori...
February 8th
An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms. Completely different perspectives on the sector were given at the Rabobank Waikato Agri-leaders…
February 8th
A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of Ashburton. However, AgResearch says its science programmes will not be affected by the sale because onsite research has dwindle…
February 8th
Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new report. They can help the sector connect more directly to consumers through supply chain innovations. The repo…
January 21st
Rural confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter. A mix of concerns negatively impacting sentiment among pastoral farmers saw New Zealand rural confidence drop for the third consecutive quarter. The last quarterly survey for 2018 – complete…
January 18th
The latest in rural communications will again be high on the agenda at the East Coast Farming Expo. Several communication specialists are exhibiting at the event on March 6 and 7 at the Wairoa A & P showground. “Communication on farms needs to be as…
February 15th
Content supplied by Fonterra. Fonterra is sending 7000 bales to the fire-affected Nelson region to help farmers struggling to get enough feed.Acting Chief Operating Officer for Global Consumer and Foodservice Judith Swales told...
February 15th
Content supplied by DairyNZ Farmers dealing with dry conditions are being encouraged to seek information on how to cope.Rowena Duncum on The Country Early Edition caught up with DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle, who says...
February 15th
From above it looks like any other river.But up close, the Marokopa River through Ruawai Farm in Te Anga is exceptionally clear.Data collected by Waikato Regional Council shows the water quality is some of the best in the region....
February 15th
DairyNZ says it welcomes a report out today from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which provides expert advice on progress and future actions in the M. bovis response programme.In the report, TAG expresses increased...
February 13th
Near the southern outskirts of Timaru the Weirs have been part of the local scene for decades.In the 1940s Stu Weir's grandparents started milking cows at Glenwillow Farm, in Fairview Rd.There were not many cows then - just 25...
February 18th
Liver damage caused by Facial Eczema severely impacts animal welfare and productivity, yet many farmers are not sufficiently supplementing their cows to protect against it. For most of us nowadays, the thought of lambs’ fry for dinner is most unappetizing…
January 24th
The bonus of split calving is that you can match feed supply with feed demand throughout the year, says Neville Porteous of Te Arai Farms in lower Northland. “We have cows onfarm when we are growing grass; when we are not growing grass we have flexibility…
December 14th
If you're selling or leasing bulls this spring, understand the risks and know the animal’s history of movement and health. That's the message from Manawatu beef farmer Richard Morrison. Bulls tend to be moved around a lot, so it is essential all movements…
November 30th
Johne's disease (JD) is a major production-limiting disease of farmed ruminants worldwide and, after CAE, it is the biggest animal health concern for goat farmers.  Sometimes called paratuberculosis, this bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium p…
November 30th
Farmers should stop treating agricultural pests as a problem, and instead realise they are a symptom of an unsustainable farming method, says a visiting expert in ‘regenerative’ agriculture. Dr Jonathan Lundgren, founder of Ecdysis Foundation and Blue Das…
February 17th
Farmers and conservation groups will be able to have their say on proposed changes to the regulatory framework governing high-country pastoral leases after the Government announced an end to tenure review.Land Information Minister...
February 15th
From above it looks like any other river.But up close, the Marokopa River through Ruawai Farm in Te Anga is exceptionally clear.Data collected by Waikato Regional Council shows the water quality is some of the best in the region....
February 14th
"I probably didn't want to retire," says Tom Henderson."I liked what I did and I liked the people I did it for. But I had been there for 50 years ... "Tom started working for Hatuma Lime Co in 1968, aged 22. Since then he has...
February 13th
It seems even Nelson's massive forest fires aren't enough to feed the maw of the voracious consumer news machine.TV3's Newshub apparently thought things were still a bit slow, so a few nights back they ran an item as "news" but...
February 13th
Director elections for Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Western North Island electorate will be held on Friday, March 15. Andrew Stewart from Marton is one of two farmers from the ward to stand and replace outgoing director Kirsten Bryant...
February 13th
Soil moisture is now decreasing nationwide but Fonterra’s latest Global Dairy Update shows milk collection was up 4% to December 31. For the seven months to December 31 collection reached 914 million kgMS. North Island milk collection for the 2018-19…
January 24th
Shaun Murray is at the coalface of New Zealand’s $1 billion export infant formula industry. He manages the Oete Goat Farm nestled in rolling hills west of Pukekohe and has about 2500 milking does. The goats are housed in an airy purpose-built barn and fed…
December 13th
Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry. The joint venture demonstration dairy farm run by St Peters School Cambridge and Lincoln University had its Farm Focus Day in mid-November a…
December 13th
A total of 393 entries are in for the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. “It’s a great result and we are thrilled with the response,” says Chris Keeping, the awards general manager. “Changing the visa entry criteria has also seen an increase overall …
December 13th
New Zealand and Australia share many problems in common in their dairy industries, says Professor Yani Garcia from Sydney University. He told Dairy News at the recent Australasian Dairy Science Symposium that both countries face challenges on how to grow …
February 18th
Australia's major political parties where targeted in a cyber-attack by a "sophisticated state actor", Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.A hack on Parliament House was disclosed on February 8. Today, Morrison revealed targetted...
February 18th
Activity in New Zealand's services sector picked up in January, with strong sales and new orders helping to allay fears that the economy may be poised for a downturn this year.The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index rose...
February 18th
This is the second edition in an eight-week series, made possible by MYOB, looking at how technology is changing the way New Zealand businesses operate. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality: those terms are part of a spatial computing...
February 18th
Steel & Tube Holdings believes it is on the road to recovery, reporting a 48.7 per cent jump in first-half net profit and delivering operating profit in line with previous guidance.It will resume paying dividends, reflecting a "solid...
February 18th
Failed Auckland manufacturer Precision Foundry owes creditors a combined $10.2 million.According to the receiver's first report, the company, which up until December last year produced specialist metal components for a range of...
February 18th
COMMENT: New Zealand Rugby have long warned their players that offshore clubs can present unique challenges along with the offer of increased salaries, and Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal's bizarre outburst and sacking of former...
February 18th
Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has responded to damning criticism from the owner of his French rugby club.According to French publication RMC Sport, Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal made some explosive comments about Savea...
February 18th
Scott Robertson's re-commitment to the Crusaders for two more years after this one has probably made another thing a little clearer: Ian Foster must now be the hot favourite to take over as the new All Blacks coach.Robertson always...
February 18th
Julian Savea's wife, Fatima, has hit back at Toulon fans on social media following the former All Black's shock sacking by the French club.Savea has been told he is "not welcome" at Toulon anymore following his latest effort in...
February 18th
The best and worst from the opening round of Super Rugby. BACK OF THE WEEK Braydon Ennor - Crusaders Ennor, only 21, is normally an outside back but he played centre against the Blues and on this effort, he could push Jack Goodhue...