9:15 PM.Fruit and vegetable growers and other primary producers are looking with new eyes at the waste they produce. Now paua shells, flax, waste from grapes and kiwifruit can be used as ingredients in… Read moreAudio, Gallery
9:40 PM.Country Life joins nurses, patients and the surgeon onboard New Zealand's mobile surgical bus. For 15 years, the 'operating theatre on wheels' has been rolling into rural towns to deliver health care.
9:25 PM.Dairy NZ head Dr Tim Mackle says he's happy to talk to environmental groups about cleaning up waterways, but blanket calls for fewer cows or an end to irrigation aren't the way to go. Read moreAudio
9:15 PM.A series of short radio programmes produced in 1986 by Brendan Gray looking at some of New Zealand's more colourful historic hotels. Lake Ianthe Tavern in South Westland once had a mobile licence so… Read moreAudio
9:06 PM.The North Island is still swimming in water with regular heavy downpours, but ground temperatures are picking up. Temperatures are moving up in the South Island too, but the West Coast had a horror… Read moreAudio
9:25 PM.Sue Deadman has been growing vegetables for 30 years, specialising in carrots for more than 20. You can taste the difference between a sweet Ohakune carrot and those grown elsewhere in NZ, she says. Read moreAudio
9:06 PM.Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardists are struggling to complete winter work because of the rain, but daffodils are looking cheerful on roadsides. There's been flurry of activity on arable farms in… Read moreAudio
9:40 PM.Gusta Peach came to New Zealand in 1951 to be a land girl. Now 87, her story roams from a human skull on her mantlepiece to lost love with a married man and buried cars in Indonesia during WW2. Read moreAudio
9:32 PM.The annual Young Grower of the Year competition celebrates the talents of fruit and vegetable growers under 30. This year's competition demonstrated that the horticulture industry is in excellent… Read moreAudio
9:15 PM.Gusta Peach came to New Zealand in 1951 to be a land girl. Now 87, her story roams from a human skull on her mantlepiece to lost love with a married man and buried cars in Indonesia during WW2. Read moreAudio
9:06 PM.Dairy farmers Kirsti and Stuart Keightley went to from Northland to Australia in 1996 with the aim of farming more land. Now they are milking 1100 cows on two farms in south-west Victoria. Read moreAudio
9:25 PM.Kelly Phelps rescues 100 to 200 battery hens every week. Before the chooks head off to lifestyle blocks, urban sections and dairy farms around the country, she prepares them for 'life on the outside'
9:16 PM.The giant willow aphid is infesting willows, apple and pear trees, some native trees and shelterbelts on some kiwifruit orchards. Entomologist Stephanie Sopow is heading to the United States to search… Read moreAudio
9:06 PM.It's sounding like a broken record, but apart from Hawkes Bay and East Coast, it's still exceedingly wet everywhere in the North Island. The South Island's also very wet apart from South Otago and… Read moreAudio