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John Key talks Budget, Fonterra and All Blacks

The PM ponders this afternoon's Budget, Fonterra's opening 2016-17 forecast payout and a bolter for the All Blacks.

Bumper crop raises Zespri's full-year profits

The 2015/16 kiwifruit season broke records for the industry and Zespri with the biggest-ever total return to growers, highest-ever Green return per hectare and record sales volumes for both Green and SunGold kiwifruit.Total sales...

Natural born killers to deal with invasive weed

A moth and beetle could be introduced into the Bay to stamp out the invasive weed tutsan. The Environmental Protection Authority has approved the moth and beetle to combat tutsan which was a yellow-flowering shrub introduced into...

Focusing on workplace dangers

The new Health and Safety at Work Act came into force on April 4. WorkSafe agriculture programme manager Al McCone answers questions about what farmers need to know. At its heart, he says, the new law is about identifying work...

Farming turns Jack into a winner

Jack Raharuhi, awarded the 2016 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Dairy Farmer title last week, is of Ngati Kahu ancestry.His father, Lani Raharuhi, moved from Whatuwhiwhi to the South Island. He met Jack's mother in Christchurch, where...