Comprehensive twice-daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Daily at 6:25am and 12:35pm
the summer shearing season is underway - but gangs are struggling to find rhythm with consistent wet weather holding things up.
Monique Steele has the rural news. Read more Audio
News from the rural farming sector. Read more Audio
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has raised its forecast farmgate milk price for this season - thanks to stronger demand for dairy.
News from the rural farming sector. Audio
Palm kernel expeller, or PKE, is imported here from Indonesia and Malaysia to be used as supplementary feed on dairy farms.
The use of P-K-E has come under scrutiny in recent years due to its links… Read more Audio
National's Todd McClay is meeting with industry leaders and officials this week to fine tune policies and to plan how they'll be rolled out.
Morning Rural News for 4 December 2023. Read more Audio
From May next year China will stop accepting frozen velvet imports bound for its traditional medicinal market - deciding to use dried velvet only.
Sally Murphy has the rural news. Read more Audio
Comprehensive twice daily coverage of rural events and people, including farming, horticulture, forestry, aquaculture, trade, research and rural politics.
Rural news can be heard weekdays in Morning Report at 6:22 am, and Midday Report at 12:35 pm