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Federated Farmers sees a silver lining in the government's latest proposals on climate change. Audio
MPI is seizing the fruit tree cuttings - imported from 2012 through to 2017 - because of defective paperwork but the nursery industry says it's just a bureaucratic error. Audio
The government has made it clear that it expects regular progress reports from farmers after it released an action plan to improve water quality.
The Ministry for Primary Industries says its procedures have changed since a report in 2012 found faults with recording catch levels at the southern blue whiting fishery.
Wrangling over what to do about the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is going down to the wire but whatever the solution, it is expected to cost about $1 billion Audio
A new strain of the rabbit calicivirus has been confirmed in a single wild rabbit found on a Malborough farm.
Artisan cheese-makers who have complained for years of unnecessary red tape are welcoming a government plan to relax the rules.
A shipment of phosphate has finally left a port in South Africa, a year after it was detained en route to New Zealand.
A review of New Zealand's dairy industry is likely to allow Fonterra to refuse to buy milk from dairy farmers, which it has been forced to do up until now. Audio
A multi-millionaire from the highest levels of world commerce is hunkering down in one of the most remote parts of New Zealand.
A crack biosecurity intelligence squad tasked with tracking dangerous insects has launched as part of a Ministry for Primary Industries shake-up.
The Moroccan authorities have mounted a charm offensive in New Zealand to protect their vital phosphate trade with this country. Audio
New guidelines to help protect endangered New Zealand fish suggest clearing blockages in waterways - but this is only optional.
A new report has found New Zealand is losing 192 million tonnes of soil every year from erosion.
Fonterra's pledge to pay bills more promptly is being welcomed by trucking companies but they say far more is needed.
A rural-based suicide prevention scheme will grind to a halt in June after its organisers were rebuffed in their quest for more money to pay for it.
A project to mine ironsands from off the South Taranaki coast will be considered by the High Court in Wellington today.
The National Party has taken a swipe at the Minister of Agriculture for not consulting properly before axeing several large irrigation schemes.
A French Canadian woman has stopped buying New Zealand lamb for her restaurant.
A government move to cut back on irrigation has been called a kick in the teeth by a South Island water company fighting drought in an arid region.
Officials delayed releasing a report which was critical of them, making it harder to fight crippling cattle disease mycoplasma bovis, the Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity says.
The rock lobster industry is bracing itself for huge cuts to its crayfish catch in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty.
A team of mainly Wellington scientists want a partial ban on the use of the herbicide Glyphosate.
International scientists, led by New Zealanders, have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep.
Electricity retailers insist they are not standing in the way of greater use of electric vehicles (EVs), despite damning criticism in a recent report.