Agriculture and Forrestry News

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.

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

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

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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.

The Minister spoke with Simon Shepherd on Newshub Nation.

Hope of rapidly eradicating Mycoplasma bovis 'almost gone'

The​ ​Agriculture Minister admits the cattle disease outbreak is a disaster - and eradication won't happen quickly.

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William Rolleston humbled by placement in New Year Honours

He has been named a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit.

NZ First candidate Shane Jones.

Foreign ownership of forests 'out of control'

NZ First candidate Shane Jones wants to send a message to the Chinese government.

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Massey University chancellor slammed for 'sexist' remarks

"The problem is one woman graduate is equivalent to two-fifths of a full-time equivalent vet..." Chancellor Chris Kelly said.

A mystery flock of sheep have turned up on a Rangiora farm with their owners no where in sight (supplied)

Flock of mystery sheep turn up on Rangiora farm

At least 21 sheep have randomly turned up at a Rangiora farm, are they yours?

The hay baler where the farmer was trapped for almost 30 hours (Supplied)

Australian farmer trapped in machinery for 30 hours

A Victorian farmer is in a critical condition after being stuck in machinery for more than a day.

The great white butterfly (DoC/supplied)

Costly invasive pest the great white butterfly eradicated - DoC

Large swathes of New Zealand's horticultural industry have been saved from a plague of great white butterflies.

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Canterbury couple counting losses after 55 calves stolen

Farmer Chris Payne is worried about the welfare of 55 of his calves after they were stolen on Wednesday morning.


Disturbing new footage shows bobby cows being kicked, dragged

Animal cruelty lobbyists have released footage showing bobby cows being thrown into trucks and dragged by the legs along the ground.

The singing farmer (Newshub.)

Northland farmer Merv Pinny becomes singing sensation

A Northland farmer has hit the big-time after posting his latest song on Facebook.