Rural News

Rural Women: Rustling needs to be an offence

Rural communities need solid action from Parliament’s Primary Production Select Committee on livestock rustling says Rural Women New Zealand. “We presented our oral submission in support of the Sentencing Amendment Bill to the Primary Production...... Read More

Foreign buyers withdraw farm application

The overseas company that won the bid for Landcorp's Jericho Farm has withdrawn its application for the property, but the question remains why the review process took so long in the first place. A year ago, news broke that a Chinese buyer had put...... Read More

Graduate pathway for Maori and Pasifika students

Fonterra is teaming up with non-profit group TupuToa on a new internship programme for Māori and Pasifika graduates. At the end of 2018, three tertiary students heading into their last year of study will join Fonterra for a twelve-week paid internship,...... Read More

Hunters urged to claim their spots

Game bird hunters are being reminded time is running out to claim their favourite maimai or duck shooting spot in time for the start of the new hunting season. Fish & Game says hunters wanting to retain their favourite site must physically claim it...... Read More

Conditions capture dry matter

The amount of dry matter in fruit at harvest time will be of paramount importance to Western Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers following an unusually wet 12 months. While growers have reported little to no impact from the vine disease Psa-V, they are...... Read More

Missing hunters found safe and well

The father and son who were overdue from a hunting trip in Waioeka Gorge near Opotiki have been found safe and well. "The pair found their own way out of the bush this morning at around 9am," says a police media spokesperson. Fears for the...... Read More

Search for missing hunters near Opotiki

A search begins this morning for a father and son who are missing in the bush near Opotiki. A police media spokesperson says police and LandSAR will be coordinating the search. "At around 8pm last night Police were alerted to the fact the...... Read More

Firefighters battling three wildfires in South Island

Rural firefighters in the South Island are battling three wildfires, prompting safety warnings from Fire and Emergency. Three helicopters were helping fight a scrub fire in Motanau in North Canterbury after receiving a call just after 11am. There was...... Read More

Action Plan to modernise Taranaki economy

The Provincial Growth Fund is set to invest up to $20 million to help future-proof the Taranaki region by diversifying its economy, creating additional jobs and leveraging off the strong base the region has established through its oil, gas and agricultural...... Read More