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2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards open

Applications are now being taken for New Zealand's most prestigious and innovative agricultural awards - the 2017 Fieldays Innovation Awards.The awards seek to celebrate and support New Zealand's most innovative agricultural inventions...

Listen: Don Carson on futurists and future Prime Ministers

Don Carson caught up with Jamie Mackay on The Country to chat about a certain former Southland sheep farmer who will be running New Zealand on Monday. Funnily enough it's not Jamie Mackay but Bill English. Carson notes English's...

Otago chefs make finals

Three Otago chefs are among the 12 finalists in the 2016 Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards.Pitches Cafe and Restaurant in Ophir, Vault 21 in Dunedin and Bistro Gentil in Wanaka are among the finalists selected from 73 entrants...

Listen: Hayley Moynihan on Rabobank's latest farmer confidence survey

Rabobank's General Manager for Country Banking, Hayley Moynihan talks to The Country 's Jamie Mackay about Rabobank's latest farmer confidence survey.In a nutshell, dairy farmers are confident, sheep farmers aren't and horticulture...

Lake appears on South Island property following magnitude 7.8 earthquake

It's not every day you wake to find a new water feature in your back yard, but that's exactly what happened to Waiau farmers Rebekah and David Kelly as November 14th, 2016 dawned.Like many of their fellow Cantabrians, the couple...

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