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Ladies’ garden party to raise funds for Charlee

If you are looking for something to do while your significant other is off duck-shooting next weekend, Rockvale Gardens may be the place to...

Grape harvest countdown after tough season

Waitaki Valley vineyards are awaiting this year's harvest. It would be remembered as a difficult one thanks to the weather, Waitaki Valley Wine Growers Association...

The science of farm efficiency

Environmental gains can be made on a farm while its production improves, scientists say. Central South Island Beef and Lamb New Zealand director Bill Wright...

Two Glammies in the region

A North Otago farm and an Oamaru meat processor have won awards in this year's Glammies. Officially known as the Beef and Lamb New Zealand...

Constantly learning

Arjan van't Klooster planned to spend plenty of time preparing for the Aorangi Regional FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition. However, his dairy farming...

Preparations for trail ride well in hand

She's a hard job finding the perfect Cavalcade trail. That's why Waiareka Valley farrier Malcolm Oakes puts in so much time before the annual trek...

Takes the prize for baking

Glenys Rapsey's kitchen might be small, but is has produced a multitude of award-winning baking in the past two decades. Mrs Rapsey has been flat...

Couple faithful to the big show

Ray Fox has been a mainstay of the North Otago A&P Show for 54 years. Now aged 76, the Rosebery born-and-bred farmer has moved into...

Few fears for farming: Clark

Talk of the United States becoming more isolationist under a Trump administration should not hurt North Otago's strong agricultural backbone, Labour's economic development spokesman and...

Charlee having her own stock sale

It is hoped a stock sale next month will raise desperately needed funds so a North Otago girl can undergo life-changing surgery in the...

Drought over, farmers happy

Soil moisture levels in North Otago are on the rise, so much so that there is now a surplus, according to the National Institute...

From Waitaki to the world

Attending the Global Farmer Network Roundtable in Iowa as New Zealand’s sole representative was ‘‘a really amazing experience’’, Jane Smith says. The Five Forks...

App makes H&S law easy

A health and safety app built by farmers for farmers is now available. OnSide has launched New Zealand’s first completely online health and safety application...

Irrigators urged to take care

Deciding when to irrigate should not be based on what the neighbour's doing, Tony Davoren says. The founder and managing director of HydroServices Ltd spoke...

Lucerne ideal for dryland farms

Lucerne is back in fashion. The crop's ability to produce high-quality feed in drought-prone areas is making it a popular choice for dryland east coast...
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