Comprehensive twice-daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Daily at 6:25am and 12:35pm
with Alexa Cook
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
A judge has given growers and the Ministry for Primary Industries 24 more hours to decide what to do about 48 thousand impounded seedlings. Audio
The Ministry for Primary Industries is standing by its crackdown on an international supplier of apple and summer fruit trees, despite the industry here saying it could cost them over a billion… Read more Audio
Tasman District Council has failed to decide what to do about its controversial Waimea dam proposal, after debating the matter all morning. Audio
Fonterra has started producing cream cheese at a new 100 million dollar plant in Canterbury. Audio
Do you know what is happening on farms and orchards around New Zealand? Each week reporters from Country Life talk to rural people about what is happening around New Zealand. Here's what they told us.
Compensation could be possible for nurseries and orchards forced to secure 48-thousand seedlings for apples, cherries and other fruit. Audio
Comprehensive twice daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Rural news can be heard weekdays in Morning Report at 6:22 am, and Midday Report at 12:35 pm