Organic experts at Lincoln University's Bio-Protection Research Centre are trying to trick, trap and leave a foul taste in the mouth of a serious vineyard pest - the brown beetle.
Forestry contractors in storm-battered Northland say road closures and detours are causing heavy financial losses and that their plight is being ignored.
Agricultural contractors are calling for their own version of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme used by orchards and vineyards.
New Zealand has made an impressive showing at one of the world's leading olive oil competitions, with eight producers winning 13 gold medals between them.
Planners of the proposed Lincoln Science Hub in Canterbury will be on a tight timetable to get it ready. The hub is to be used by 5000 people including 900 scientists.
The number of dairy farms selling has fallen in the past three months but demand remains high for grazing properties, mostly driven by dairy expansion, the Real Estate Institute says.
New Zealand's biggest rural lender says there are signs the meat industry is heading for a revival. The ANZ bases this on a survey of nearly 800 farmers.
Federated Farmers' latest confidence survey suggests farmers want the Reserve Bank and the Government do more to curb interest rate increases and reduce the overvalued exchange rate.
The horticulture industry is welcoming an increase in the number of overseas seasonal workers who will be allowed into New Zealand, mostly from the Pacific Islands.
There's been a call for local councils to follow Canterbury's lead in enforcing burning bans which have been credited with a surge in the collection of agri-chemical containers.
A Northland vet working in storm-hit Hikurangi Swamp area says some flooded farms won't be able to carry stock for months and that the impact will last for years.
The growing influence of China has shown up in mutton exports. Statistics from Beef and Lamb New Zealand show shipments increased by 17 percent over the first nine months of the export season.
The dairy industry believes 20,000 cows have been severely affected by the Northland storm and floods and it's organising workshops there this week to try to help dairy farmers cope.
The pork industry has signed a new biosecurity agreement with the Government, under which it gets more say and it shares the costs.
The Meat Industry Excellence farmer group campaigning for reform of the sector is not convinced by a prediction the red meat industry could be heading for a revival.
Farm sales have eased off a bit, particularly for dairy farms, but they are still ahead of this time last year.
The national farming lobby group is weighing up legal options following an appeal being filed that challenges the Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha dam getting the go-ahead.
The company driving the proposed Ruataniwha water storage scheme says the Board of Inquiry's final decision has created a workable consent and farmers are eager to sign up to take water.