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
Biosecurity New Zealand staff are undertaking surveillance work in Tauranga after a lone Brown Marmorated Stink Bug was found in the area last week. Audio
News from the rural and farming sector. Audio
New figures show there have been 811 properties found to be infected with Myrtle Rust. Audio
The principle scientist at Dairy NZ says far too little is known about the source of E Coli found in Canaterbury rivers to be blaming it on dairy farms. Audio
Well as you may have heard earlier in Midday Report.... The Government is proposing changes to migrant work visas to help fill labour shortages in the regions. Audio
Immigration officials say they have uncovered a slavery case in the horticultural industry in Hawkes Bay. Audio
The Waikato Regional Council says monitoring of high risk farms has revealed the dire state of some dairy effluent infrastructure in the region. 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