Rural headlines with summaries.
A decade after Shrek emerged from the Central Otago back country boasting 27kgs of wool, another heavily overgrown sheep has been found near Canberra. (COMMENTS)
A Christchurch butchery that cures its bacon using manuka woodchip from the West Coast has taken out the country's top bacon award. (COMMENTS)
More than thirty councils across the country are getting behind a campaign to 'Feed the Bees' as part of this year's Bee Aware Month in September.
A Taranaki hill country farmer believes it will take at least five years for his farm and production to recover from the June floods.
Fonterra's decision to reduce the volume of whole milk powder for sale appears to have boosted prices - but the company says it is not stockpiling the product.
Regular rainfall in the Taranaki region is hindering farmers' efforts to clean up the mess left by the torrential flooding in June.
A group of about 100 landowners in the Lake Rotorua catchment say the Bay of Plenty Regional Council has agreed to consider their concerns about new rules to reduce nitrogen run-off into the lake.
The sale of a large south Waikato farm for $5.25 million last week suggests there is still confidence in farming, despite the recent decline in dairy prices, a real estate agent says.
The estimated economic impact of the floods in the central North Island in June has risen to $270 million.
A currency strategist is expecting a lift in dairy prices in the overnight global dairy trade.
Farmers in the Lake Rotorua catchment fear their businesses may become unprofitable when rules to help clean-up the lake are brought in.
A NIWA weather forecaster says there is now about a 95 percent chance that an intense El Nino weather pattern will persist into spring and summer.
A farmer shareholder of Silver Fern Farms is concerned that banks may be pressuring the co-operative to sell to foreign investors to reduce debt levels.
Horticulture New Zealand is pleased the government has made changes to proposed anti-dumping legislation but says there's still work to be done.
The country's largest meat co-operative, Silver Fern Farms, is not ruling out foreign investment as part of its capital raising process.
The depreciation in the New Zealand dollar should result in stronger prices for sheep and beef farmers this year, according to an agricultural consultant.
Jason Te Brake has been elected the new chairman for New Zealand Young Farmers, taking over from Cole Groves.
The pursuit of the big money to be made from manuka honey has raised concerns that fruit and crop growers who rely on bees for pollination are missing out.
A new programme aims to try to lift the productivity and profitability of sheep and beef farmers in the Manawatu-Whanganui region.
The Gisborne District Council has unanimously approved an agreement with Ngati Porou to jointly manage the Waiapu River and its tributaries.