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Kiwifruit giant Zespri is forecasting exports this season will be down roughly 30 million trays on last year.
Nearly two weeks on from Cyclone Gabrielle a Hawke's Bay farmer says without access and power, his cut-off community is treading water.
Hawke's Bay orchardists working to clear silt from their properties have gone from fighting the dust to fighting the mud, with rain now hampering clean-up efforts.
Ground in parts of the North Island is already sodden from storm in the upper North Island late January and Cyclone Hale in Tairāwhiti and Wairarapa earlier in the month.
Moves by a New Zealand based company to commercialise three new dragon fruit varieties could present opportunities for growers in the Far North.
American Foulbrood disease weakens and kills honey bee colonies and once they become infected they never recover.
Flood-hit farmers in Tairāwhiti have voiced support for an independent review as they continue to clear debris from their properties.
Free range egg farmers are fielding constant calls and managing a flood of customers at farmers' markets, as supplies are predicted to remain tight for a few more months. Audio
Some farmers are already buying extra feed and offloading stock. Audio
Of 45 positive detections of fall armyworm, 17 of those occurred in the past two weeks.
Police are reporting a small drop in the number of car thefts in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, but that's little comfort to a Cashmere resident who woke to find her daughter's Mazda had been stolen this…
A stray Chatham Islands cat has stolen the hearts of a construction crew.
Commercial bakers are feeling the heat as a nationwide egg shortage drives up wholesale prices.
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.