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
with Alexa Cook
Forest owners are breathing a sigh of relief at escaping tough restrictions under the Government's policy of limiting foreign ownership of property. Audio
Some animals are being treated long distance and the Minister of Agriculture is unhappy. Audio
The French company, Danone, is increasing its presence in New Zealand. Audio
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
Federated Farmers is contradicting allegations of a lack of co-operation in the fight against the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis. Audio
There has been renewed concern that farmers have still not done enough to help track down the source of the cattle disease, Mycoplasma bovis.
The Minister of Agriculture thinks Fonterra is a great company but it could do better. Audio
The Ministry for Primary Industries is giving out some more information about it's seizure of 55 thousand fruit trees. Audio
Complications are emerging that indicate East Coast farmers could be stuck with forestry plantations up in the hills whether they like it or not. Audio
Weather woes set to cause long term problems for East Coast farmers. Audio
East Coast farmers have been forced to endure torrential rain and swollen rivers for the second time in a week. Audio
There are more signs of falling numbers of rabbits in Otago.
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