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A Wairoa farming leader says the relentless rain still falling in northern Hawke's Bay is like a recurring nightmare and farmers are beside themselves.
Some residents in rural Waikato say an incident where a milk tanker was attacked is just the tip of the iceberg and every weekend boy racers are putting locals at serious risk.
Bee colony deaths in Aotearoa have risen for the seventh year in a row, with a new reporting estimating nearly 14 percent of the country's beehives were lost over the 2021 winter.
The price of bread in New Zealand is set to rise as Russia's invasion of Ukraine puts pressure on global wheat prices.
The poultry industry is reporting staff shortages of 45 percent at some Auckland plants as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
The government is planning to change rules which help foreign investors purchase farmland in New Zealand for forestry conversions.
Despite the risk of catching the coronavirus from food being considered highly unlikely, as part of China's Covid-19 zero policy food producers who experience positive cases at their sites are…
From tomorrow, a trip to the supermarket or greengrocer could look a little different, with new country of origin food labelling requirements coming into effect.
Figures provided to RNZ by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) show in the last three years 36,000 hectares of farmland has been approved for sale to overseas investors under the special forestry…
The Ministry for Primary Industries is consulting on when to bring in new rules that'll impact farmers using barn systems to house dairy cattle.
Farming in Marlborough's Kenepuru Sound has turned nautical, as locals wait for road repairs to be completed following a storm in July last year.
The horticulture and meat processing industries are among those advocating for the government to allow the private importation of rapid antigen tests.
The Ministry for Primary Industries' situation and outlook report says dairy is expected to drive the gains.
Burt lives on a farm in Port Levy on the Banks Peninsula, where owner Naomi Abraham started posting funny videos of him during lockdown last year.
The number of commercial beekeepers in New Zealand has dropped for the second year in a row as they grapple with lower prices and increased compliance costs.
Some of New Zealand's native plants are undergoing cryopreservation freezing as scientists explore conservation techniques that could protect at-risk species for future generations.
Local councils concerned that too much productive farmland is being converted to forestry are funding a report which they hope will show a way forward.
The introduction of a vaccine mandate for food exporters is on ice for now, with the sector instead being encouraged to use a new assessment tool that'll be released next month.
This year the initiative is being run at 21 different beaches around the country, with six new locations coming onboard and hopes of up to a thousand individual farmers taking part.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says it will carry out an inspection on a Canterbury beef feedlot, after an animal welfare complaint was received.
The Free Trade Agreement struck between the UK and New Zealand is expected to benefit gin and whisky exporters on both sides, although it's unclear whether consumers here will notice any change in…
New Zealand Avocado chief executive Jen Scoular says this will be one of the toughest seasons the industry has had in the last decade.
Efforts to try and recruit New Zealanders to work on vineyards for the 2022 harvest are already ramping up as winemakers look to front a labour shortage.
The state owned farmer Pāmu has said it may need to look at putting in place some restrictions for unvaccinated staff in the future.
The UK is New Zealand's second largest export market for wine, but according to a report by the British newspaper The Independent some of the country's favourite brands of sauvignon blanc could…