rural

Pair recognised for service

A North Otago husband and wife have been recognised for their services to the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association of New Zealand.Reg Partridge...

Winter irrigation checks essential

This is the time of year to check irrigation equipment, well before you need it. In the winter 2016 edition of IrrigationNZ News, FMG representative...

View schemes can help with farm practices

Irrigation schemes are well-placed to facilitate improved farming practices, Judith Neilson says. Speaking at the Irrigation New Zealand conference in Oamaru, the Morven Glenavy Ikawai...

Kakanui life revealed

Creepy-crawlies from the Kakanui River created a weekend of work for more than 60 people at the University of Otago. Department of Zoology staff and...

`There’s no good news’

North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger says this has been one of his most difficult years as a farm consultant. Farmers seeking his services...

Rain needed as crop sowing start

Moisture would be welcome for North Otago and South Canterbury arable farmers, Peter Mitchell says. The Foundation for Arable Research representative for the two regions...

Last Omarama dog trials on station grounds

A century-old tradition is winding up in Omarama. The 101st annual Omarama Collie Dog Club trials on March 9 and 10 will be the last...

Newly formed duo wins silver

North Otago fencer Nick Stanger brought home a silver medal from a major contest at last week's Southern Field Days. The co-owner of Stanger Fencing...

Cutting corners is no way to cut costs

As a sharemilker at a low payout time, it's a constant battle to decide where to save money and what to cut out...

Oceania committed to Glenavy expansion

Tuesday, August 11 Oceania Dairy intends to continue expanding at its plant north of Glenavy, despite dairy prices plunging. On Friday, Fonterra chairman John Wilson said...

Still positive vibes, says sharemilker

A North Otago sharemilker says despite the state of the dairy prices, there are still reasons to be confident in the dairy industry. The latest...

Dairy fall to impact on region

Friday, July 17 Business confidence in North Otago is expected to take a hit after global dairy prices once again dropped at yesterday's GlobalDairyTrade auction,...

Firms brace for dairy fallout

Milk prices have dropped for the sixth successive time this season and it's yet to have a significant effect on retailers in North Otago,...

Good weekend for shooters, not ducks

North Otago's duck-shooting season is officially under way, with many birds bagged on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday morning, hunters were met by clear and...

Good weather forecast for this weekend – for ducks

The warm weather scheduled for the start of the duck-shooting season this weekend could leave shooters high and dry. The cold snap that struck North...
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