Rural headlines with summaries.
Rain in North Otago has got the grass growing again after 16 months of drought and created a strong demand for stock.
Gloom is predicted for the dairy industry but other primary industry sectors are in for a bright year, a Rabobank report says.
Livestock Improvement Corporation announces 46 percent drop in profit, courtesy of the forecast low milk payout and reduced spending.
Plums are being exported to China for the first time ever this year.
Two Marlborough honey companies have joined forces to create a single brand to grow business and exports into Asia and the United States.
Farmers in Marlborough are making the best of some of the toughest climatic conditions in a long time, Beef and Lamb New Zealand says.
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council is reviewing a plan to stop the discharge of sediment from the Waihi Dam into the Waiau River near Wairoa.
One of New Zealand's most precious wildlife habitats on the Otago Peninsula headland is up for sale.
Yellowing fodder beet is most likely a virus spread by aphids, rather than nutrient deficiencies, an agronomist has found.
Health and industry officials are reminding growers to be on the look-out for any symptoms of typhoid among harvest crews, especially those from countries where the disease was prevalent.
A manuka honey initiative launched in Northland is hoped to boost employment and education in the region.
International dairy prices, whole milk powder in particular, slumped further in the latest global auction overnight. (COMMENTS)
It's been three months since sediment started pouring into the Waiau River, but Hawke's Bay Regional Council hopes it will only be another two weeks before the issue is solved.
A newly launched commercial wireless network is hoping to provide farmers with up-to-date information about conditions on their farms.
A significant number of farmers are not planting trees to help mitigate environmental effects of dairy farming, a new study has found.
It's been a hot start to 2016 for most of the country, with above average temperatures in most parts of the North Island, and north and west of the South Island.
Farmer-owned co-operative LIC has partly purchased a business that helps farmers identify when cows are on heat.
The widow of a farmer killed in a quad bike accident says education, not hefty fines, is the key to reducing accidents and deaths involving the bikes.
A Pledge Me campaign has been launched to pay for an official information request that may shed light on a secret decision by a council to buy water from the Ruataniwha Dam.
The El Nino weather system has passed its peak, but will continue until at least April, according to NIWA