26 Apr 2024

Rural News Wrap

From Country Life, 7:20 pm on 26 April 2024

Changes to the RMA could mean an end to some winter grazing regulations. Photo: Cosmo Kentish-Barnes

A wrap of the week's rural news from RNZ's rural news desk including proposed changes to the Resource Management Act which could see winter grazing regulations and stock exclusion rules scrapped or amended to hope of a recovery in exports to China. Find out more

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The mandarin harvest is underway. Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

Mandarin growers are in the midst of their picking season, and though the quality is great, yields are down and prices are lower because people just aren't buying. Find out more


Kūmara growers are glad to be back in business after last years' floods. Photo: 123rf

Meanwhile, kūmara growers are glad to be back in business after last year's floods. Find out more here 

Zespri has had to delay its kiwifruit marketing campaign in Europe after an infestation of mice was discovered in the fruit holds of the first charter vessel of the season. Find out more

And there are hopes the New Zealand Agricultural Show will still go ahead in November. Find out more