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
The Fonterra Shareholders' Council says the dairy company's earnings aren't where they need to be, but things are being turned around. Audio
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
Fonterra has clawed its way back into profitability, but not by as much as its managers would have liked. The farmer co-op made a net profit after tax for the six months to January of 80 million… Read more Audio
The board of New Zealand's second largest dairy co-operative has signed a conditional agreement, to sell up to a Chinese company for 588 million dollars. Audio
Farmers and other whose properties were damaged by firefighters during last month's fire in the Tasman District are in line for compensation from the Lotteries Grants Board. Audio
The Forestry Minister says the industry has a moral obligation to reduce harm caused by Methyl bromide. Audio
The Ministry for Primary Industries says potential post-Brexit trade disruption shouldn't hurt primary sector exports. Audio
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