Rural headlines with summaries.
National dairy industry body DairyNZ is warning farmers to prepare for further cuts to companies' already low milk price forecasts.
A 24-year old Dunedin nurse is heading to the world championships for gumboot throwing after a victory in Queenstown.
A dairy sector leader says the dairy negotiations at the Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii appear to be going backwards.
The Principals Federation said its members at country schools need more support.
A trust set up to encourage farmers to renew their pasture more often says its message is especially pertinent for financially-challenged dairy farmers right now.
Sharemilkers are being urged to revise their budgets and agreements with farm owners, in light of falling dairy prices.
Westland Milk Products is the latest dairy company to slash its forecast milk payout for the 2015-16 season as international dairy prices continue to decline.
In 90 years, Rural Women New Zealand has grown to a 2700-strong organisation but many of the issues it works on have remained the same.
The dairy industry does not expect the Government to sign a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement unless it includes a comprehensive deal for the sector. (COMMENTS)
Farmers are facing silt as high as fence lines as they deal with the flood clean-up in the Waitotara Valley in southern Taranaki.
Water and sediment from a South Canterbury lake is to be sampled again, after allegations that dangerous pesticides are buried in the lake bed.
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is defending the appointment of its new chief executive, after the Green Party described him as an advocate of genetic engineering.
Landslips continue to block access on farms in Taranaki and Whanganui after June's floods - and some farmers have not seen their stock in weeks.
The national dairy industry body has had strong interest from dairy farmers to its latest initiative to help them get through a second season of plunging milk prices.
A recovery package from Taranaki Regional Council will be welcome relief for farmers whose fences and pasture were destroyed in the last month's floods.
The Taranaki Regional Council has announced a $500,000 storm recovery package for farmers who suffered damage in last month's extreme weather.
A key note speaker at the national horticulture conference in Rotorua today has given fruit and vegetable growers some serious food for thought.
The newly created Forest Industry Safety Council is holding its first meeting today.
A family owned meat processing plant in north Canterbury, which is struggling to find and keep staff, says new immigration policies will help, but they won't be a game changer.
ASB says falling confidence in the agriculture sector is being offset by flourishing exports of non-dairy foods.