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
Strong wind warnings have been issued for the entire South Island, and the south of the North Island this morning and Lewis Pass and the Milford Road are both closed due to the snow.
Susan Murray has… Read more Audio
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The Minister of Agriculture says some live cattle exports will be permitted from late next month, but the conditions will be tougher than they were previously.
Rural reporter Maja Burry has nga… Read more Audio
After making some positive gains in the last quarter, farmer confidence has reversed course again.
Maja Burry has nga korero e pa ana ki te taiwhenua. Read more Audio
Labour wants less bureaucracy for farmers.
Maja Burry has te pūronga taiwhenua. Read more Audio
The Government has announced some border exemptions and visa changes to help the agricultural sector deal with looming labour shortages this summer.
Rurals reporter Maja Burry has te pūronga… Read more Audio
Central Otago fruit growers warn the industry is facing a potential critical loss in investor and grower confidence, if fruit rots on the tree because there aren't enough staff to pick and pack it.
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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