Agriculture and Forrestry News

The report also had a positive outlook for the year ahead.

Primary sector exports reach record highs

"Absolutely outstanding, record-breaking results."

The stink bug is considered a serious biosecurity risk.

Kiwis urged to be vigilant as stink bug season ramps up

"We are asking everyone to look out for this stinky pest."

Watch: Wild sows destroy native bush in Christchurch's Port Hills.

Feral hogs a serious problem in Puhoi

They're not just a meme - they're a pest.

The blaze eventually burned around 2300ha of commercial plantation forest, property and pastures,

Fire investigators release what started the Pigeon Valley blaze

It destroyed 2300ha of commercial plantation forest, property and pastures.

Watch: A Canterbury woman is using her grief to educate others about farm safety.

Revealed: NZ jobs where you're most likely to be injured

It's good news for those working in finance and insurance.

James Robertson took out the coveted title for 2019 in front of a crowd of almost 700 people in Hawke’s Bay.

Christchurch to host next Young Farmer of the Year final

Organisers say it's a chance to highlight the role the region plays in our agri-food sector.

Shane Jone said the centre would lead to higher-value forestry products being produced

Government to fund $19.5 million 'Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence' in Gisborne

It will be a hub for wood processing, wood products, and training and research.

A Hawke's Bay orchard recently became the first in the world to use a robotic harvester for a commercial apple harvest.

New global research centre to boost agri-robotics development

The UK centre will bring together world-leading expertise in robotics, artificial intelligence and agriculture.

Listen: President of Federated Farmers Wairarapa, William Beetham spoke to Rural Today about concerns that more and more farms are being replaced with forestry.

'Offensive and cheap': Rural lobby group denies Shane Jones' claims

The Forestry Minister suggested 50 Shades of Green had links to the National Party.

Forest Owners Association CEO David Rhodes spoke to Duncan Garner recently about the one billion trees campaign.

Opinion: Planned planting ignored for the growth of pine

Well implemented, the billion trees scheme could be a massive boon for farming, writes Dave Wilson.

Watch: The new inflight biosecurity video  produced by MPI.

New in-flight video to educate visitors about biosecurity threats

Detector dog Darwin the beagle has a starring role.

Listen: William Beetham spoke to Rural Today about concerns that more and more farms are being replaced with forestry.

'A recipe for disaster': Rural lobby group launched to oppose billion trees policy

"Instead of revitalising the provinces the tree planting will destroy them."

The Prime Minister talked to the AM Show about International Women;s Day.

International Women's Day: Women in wine

Pernod Ricard's Lesley Boon on her success in a traditionally male dominated industry.

Agriculture and Forestry

We just lost another species to extinction - it must be the last

But it's not too late for us to talk about what went wrong, says The Project's Jesse Mulligan.

Jacinda Ardern rcently won support from France to begin free trade negotiations with the EU.

Revealed: 'Positive outlook' for primary industries

A new MPI forecast shows dairy prices are well and truly recovering.

Agriculture and Forestry

NZ needs to 'calm down' about needles - strawberry grower

"I think we're panicking... we're a bit smarter than our cousins in Australia."

Agriculture and Forestry

Kaupapa approach used to curb forestry deaths

WorkSafe now wants other companies to use the model to empower their workers.

Rod Oram speaking to Finn Hogan from Newshub Nation.

How NZ must transform to combat climate change

We have to 'create a new civilisation' within decades, says author Rod Oram.

M bovis crisis responder Lani Guilford has been a dairy farmer for more than 25 years, so it's personal.

Farmers face up to biosecurity scares at Fieldays

The recent Mycoplasma bovis outbreak was a hot topic at this year's event.

The weekend's storm left roads, farms and rivers clogged with logging off-cuts.

Forestry industry accepts 'some' blame for Tolaga Bay chaos

The weekend's storm left roads, farms and rivers clogged with logging off-cuts.