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December 22nd
People have been injured after a balcony or its railing collapsed in west Auckland tonight.Full details are not yet known, but police and Fire and Emergency NZ confirmed they had been called to a Pleasant Rd house in Glen Eden.St...
December 21st
A 20-storey Auckland hotel was evacuated tonight after a fire in a basement laundry.More than 50 firefighters were sent to the Spencer on Byron in Takapuna after the alarm was raised at 8pm.The fire was quickly put out by firefighters,...
December 21st
One man has died after being swept off the rocks at Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin today.A police spokeswoman said they were called to the scene at Cape Saunders just before 4.10pm, along with a rescue helicopter.A...
December 21st
One of the Australian tourists critically injured in the Whakaari/White Island tragedy has been able to tell her children that she loves them.Sydney couple Nick and Marion London were both critically injured when the volcanic island...
December 21st
The identity of the anonymous person behind the "Turn Ardern" movement can be revealed - he is a 66-year-old bricklayer from Canterbury who doesn't think the Prime Minister is doing her job.Colin Wilson is behind the Coltheman1...
December 19th
Farmlands cooperative has sold its nationwide real estate business to the Property Brokers chain. The sale, for an undisclosed sum, means Farmlands’ real estate offices and staff are now under the Property Brokers umbrella and branding. However, Farmland…
December 5th
Lincoln University says it is delighted that the Minister of Education has approved $80 million for new science facilities as part of a wider campus development programme. Acting vice-chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie said the funding, to replace earth…
November 21st
New Zealand needs to do a better job of telling its story in India, said a speaker at a New Zealand India Business Council summit. But this country’s brand in India has a huge advantage in that it has no negative associations whatsoever, other panel spea…
November 20th
Meat processing company Alliance has started an employee support programme aimed at getting colleagues to look after each other and keep an eye out for possible mental health issues. Its ‘Mates at the Gate’ programme encourages staff to ask for support a…
November 8th
Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted. Over 3000 animals and exhibitors are on site, all vying for a prestigious ribbon and recognition amongst their peers.  Very determined competitor…
December 19th
Fonterra said it would spend $29.3 million on taking a stake Chilean milk processor Prolesur, lifting its stake to just under 100 per cent.The co-op said it had bought the interest in Prolesur, held by Fundación Isabel Aninat, as...
December 19th
Comment: Amidst growing concern that ruminants, particularly dairy cattle, are damaging our environment, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth investigates the idea that New Zealand would be better off without cows. Ruminants, such as cows, sheep...
December 19th
Farmers might finally be able to answer the question: How now brown cow?Research at the University of Sydney has shown that cows maintain individual voices in a variety of emotional situations. READ MORE• Trashed farmland...
December 18th
Yesterday Rabobank announced a lift in its 2019/20 milk price forecast to $7.60 due to strong demand for New Zealand product.However, after another drop in the Global Dairy Trade Auction overnight, Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins...
December 18th
An elderly Manakau couple have sought legal advice after a Government raid on their farm made them feel like drug dealers.Their crime? Selling milk.John and Phillippa Martin run a dairy farm in Manakau, south of Levin, that has...
December 13th
New Zealand's first professional dairy cow hoof trimmer has fulfilled a long-held dream, setting up a training institute to bring internationally recognised standards of hoofcare to the industry. Dutch-trained Fred Hoekstra came to New Zealand 29 years ag…
December 13th
Facial eczema in dairy cattle can cause significant production losses without visible symptoms, says a new group formed to raise awareness of the disease. Dairy facial eczema (FE) can cost individual farmers more than $100,000 a year in lost milk producti…
December 13th
Most clinical mastitis occurs over calving, so if you’ve had a good spring, you probably feel like you’re in the clear.  But, if left unchecked, clinical and subclinical mastitis occurring between the end of calving and dry-off can reduce milk produc…
November 28th
Dairy goat farmers should carefully plan the feed requirements during the lead up to transition and the early lactation period. How you manage the nutrition at the different stages of this period will need to change constantly as the requirements change, …
November 28th
Ketosis in any of its forms can lead to sudden and catastrophic loss levels at kidding time. A number of goat farms this year experienced significant losses at kidding time and during early lactation. Farmers were puzzled as to the cause and unfortunately…
December 21st
A larrikin Taranaki boxer, hairdresser and horse trainer has tragically died at a meatworks plant.Robin Barry Killeen was crushed to death at Anzco Foods' plant in Eltham on Thursday morning in a workplace incident, his daughter...
December 16th
It was hard going for the auctioneers at the Dannevirke and Pahiatua Weaner Beef Sale December 10, at least for the first half when nearly 500 Friesian bulls went under the hammer and prices were a way below the last sale. Barely...
December 16th
Over 100 Tararua farmers attended a Dairy NZ-organised field day at Te Rehunga on Neil Filer's property to learn about progress in growing plantain as a pasture crop.This was partly to outline the progress so far of the Tararua...
December 16th
Fifty million people left Europe for other parts of the world during the 19th century.Most were English, Scots or Irish who left their homes as immigrant settlers or army personnel. Escaped or released convicts from Australia joined...
December 12th
This past year for OSPRI has seen rebuilding. The year begun with new chief executive Steve Stuart coming on board to lead the future vision of world class disease management and traceability for farmers and industry. OSPRI has 12 regional committees…
November 27th
Isolation combined with the pressure of running a business from home means some farmers are putting their own wellbeing and mental health on the backburner. So says Lance Burdett, a former ‘top cop’ who is now a motivational speaker and author. He says ta…
November 14th
300 plus rurals turned up at the fifth annual Spring Sheep Co open day at Matangi near Hamilton. The high turnout was little surprise with New Zealand’s bovine dairy industry under the pump. Pushing the message ‘Discover New Zealand’s Gentlest Milk’, buil…
October 31st
In New Zealand’s soils, phosphorus does a great job at growing plants but unfortunately it does the same thing if it makes it into our water. Once dissolved phosphate is in surface water, it assists in growing the wrong plants such as oxygen-depleting alg…
October 31st
India's dairy market has recently transformed — which is good news for Fonterra's new consumer brand in the country. So says Judith Swales, Fonterra’s chief operating officer, global consumer and foodservice. Fonterra has launched its first consumer brand…
Boeing capsule launches to wrong orbit, skips space station
December 21st
Boeing's new Starliner capsule ended up in the wrong orbit after lifting off on its first test flight Friday, a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year.As the company scrambled to understand what happened,...
December 21st
Three former executives of a French telecommunications giant were found guilty on Friday of creating a corporate culture so toxic that 35 of their employees were driven to suicide in the mid-2000s. The charge in the historic case:...
December 21st
By Ken Rotenberg, Professor in Psychology, Keele University, for The Conversation When Dame Helen Mirren revealed she had been the victim of a "humiliating" scam on a press junket for her latest movie (in which, coincidentally,...
December 21st
By Tracy Nearl for RNZ The Privacy Commissioner is to conduct an inquiry into Trade Me's recent update to its privacy policy.The update that came into effect earlier this month, outlined that Trade Me may use some personal information...
December 20th
By RNZ Holiday home website Bachcare has been fined $117,000 for editing and in some cases not publishing reviews posted by users.Bachcare pleaded guilty to two charges under the fair Trading Act after an investigation by the...
December 21st
After almost a decade in the wilderness, Greg Feek has returned home and brought with him some knowledge of the opposition that could benefit the All Blacks.The former All Blacks prop was named as the new All Blacks scrum coach...
December 21st
England coach Eddie Jones has detailed what he believes makes New Zealand the world's greatest rugby nation.Jones, who masterminded England's famous semifinal World Cup victory over the All Blacks, gave New Zealand that honour in...
December 21st
All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea could be back from knee surgery earlier than first thought, according to his former Wellington Hurricanes coach.Savea, who was named last week as New Zealand Rugby's Player of the Year, was initially...
December 21st
Two All Blacks will face off in the fans' vote for World Rugby's player of the decade award. Dan Carter and Richie McCaw beat out fellow All Blacks Kieran Read and Beauden Barrett in the semi finals of the online competition after...
December 20th
Kieran Read has revealed he underwent unprecedented treatment in order to be ready for the key matches of the 2011 Rugby World Cup – and was not even allowed to tell his head coach.The former captain was unavailable during the All...