September 21, 2018
Water quantity plan change approved

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE 21 September 2018 Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors have unanimously approved the adoption of the Region-wide Water Quantity Plan Change (Plan Change Nine) to strengthen water allocation limits…

September 21, 2018
Agri-tourism to provide new income stream for farmers

BOPRC MEDIA RELEASE- 21/09/2018 Rotorua’s booming tourism industry could provide a way to farm less intensively while generating additional income streams for farmers. Landowners in the Lake Rotorua Catchment could…

August 22, 2018
Dairy sheep for Rotorua: workshop

Media Release: Dairy sheep for Rotorua August 21, 2018 A focus on dairy sheep and sheep milking will be one of the key topics at the Rotorua Land Use Innovation…

May 22, 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ : Update on Mp.bovis

Beef + Lamb NZ representatives have been meeting face-to-face with government and other industry groups this week. We have also committed additional funding for the Rural Support Trusts to help…

May 2, 2018
Ngongotahā Valley farmers rescued after rescue attempt goes wrong

Farmer’s attempt to save a neighbour trapped by floodwaters nearly turned to disaster when he also had to be rescued. Ngongotahā Valley sheep and beef farmer Neil Heather along with…

April 29, 2018
Small but higher performing unit

by Rural News Group Friday, 27 April 2018 A leading Maori dairy farm is planning to reduce its cow numbers but believes that by using better genetics it will maintain…

April 10, 2018
Leading bunch of female students contribute to solving nitrogen leaching problem

Stuff News 10 April 2018 A group of super smart women is helping to find answers to one of the major environmental challenges facing farming – reducing nitrate leaching. The…

April 9, 2018
Matamata dairy farmers win Waikato Ballance Farm Awards

Friday, 6 April 2018 Press Release: Ballance Farm Environment Awards Matamata dairy farmers Rod and Sandra McKinnon, Oakstone Hinuera Ltd, have won the Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Their win was…

April 3, 2018
Parekarangi Māori Trust hope to reduce nitrate leaching on their farm

 Sunday 25 March 2018. By Mere McLean A Māori trust farm in Rotorua has been working with Agresearch on reducing nitrate leaching. Parekarangi Trust Farm began working with the institute in 2016. Science and research is playing…

April 3, 2018
Federated Farmers seek $100k to fight lake plan

Daily Post 24 March, 2018 Federated Farmers is now seeking $100,000 to fight a controversial plan to improve water quality in Lake Rotorua, with appeals set to go to court….