Displaying items 1 - 25 of 41 in total
A Rahui will be placed on an area in Foveaux Strait following the discovery of a deadly parasite that could put the entire bluff oyster trade at risk.
The government is being encouraged to think outside the box when rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine into rural communities.
Immigration New Zealand has given the green light to 11 foreign sheep scanners to help New Zealand farmers.
Global shipping delays are starting to cause headaches for exports, including the New Zealand onion sector.
Rural communities are urging banks to give more thought before closing branches in small towns.
Tomato prices have slumped even further, after a record low price yesterday - Royal Oak Pak 'n' Save in Auckland is selling the fruit for eight cents a kilo.
Biosecurity must recognise that disease or invasions in human, animal, plant or environmental health can often spill over into the others, distinguished professor Philip Hulme says.
The pork industry has slammed the government for refusing to make labelling country of origin mandatory on all imported pork.
A Ministry for the Environment report has questioned the accuracy of a study on New Zealand sheep and beef farmers' carbon emissions and sequestration.
Wood processors are slamming successive governments for failing to support New Zealand's struggling wood processing mills.
The rural contracting industry says red tape means they can't make the most of some overseas workers who've been allowed into the country.
New Zealand's potato trade is struggling as exports to some key markets plummeted in December, new figures show.
More detailed planning needs to be applied to the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in rural communities, doctors say.
A former intervention co-ordinator at Hawke's Bay Regional Prison has slammed Corrections for a "horrendously inhumane" system, saying he's ashamed to have worked with them.
Police have named the young woman who died after a suspected shark attack at Waihī Beach.
The 16 men on top of Waikeria Prison say Corrections need to start telling the truth about what is really happening, but authorities say the prisoners' actions are "clearly violent".
Visitors to the Waitaki district are being told they risk losing access to the local lakes if they continue polluting the water.
A large fire that burned for more than 24 hours last Sunday flared up again this weekend after crews remained on scene all week.
The Māori All Blacks and Moana Pasifika teams have left their training boots on the bus this afternoon for a pōwhiri at the Tūrangawaewae Marae in Northern Waikato.
The government has unlocked funding to support farmers ahead of an upcoming La Nina season.
The agriculture minister must consider new regulations phasing out the use of farrowing crates and mating stalls, and improve minimum standards, the court says.
An environment court decision has ruled in favour of more protection of the endangered long-tailed bats - pekapeka - living along the Waikato River.
It's business as usual for the primary sector with ministerial portfolios remaining relatively unchanged but from a few tweaks.
The prison officers' union says there is at least one case of tuberculosis, or TB, in the Spring Hill prison in North Waikato.
Candidates from across the political spectrum went head-to-head in a debate to talk about their rural health priorities on Tuesday night.