This Week's Feature

Cosmo Kentish-Barnes finds out about the art of Semen collecting and cryogenic storage at Xcell Breeding Services in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury.

Steve Nettelton collecting bull semen.

Steve Nettelton collecting bull semen.


John Scott talks about a Gumboots 'n' Opera concert fundraising for Hospice Waikato. Fonterra chairman Henry van der Heyden will be appearing in Snow White. The concert is on 6 June at the Founders Theatre in Hamilton.

Regional Conditions

Grass growing in the north, cautious optimism for sheep and beef farmers and South Island dairy cows dry off.

Helping Hand by Kiwifruit Industry

Mental health patients are given work opportunities in Kiwifruit pack houses in Gisborne and Bay of Plenty.