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….

March 1, 2018
Opotiki kiwifruit growers win BOP Ballance Farm Environment Awards

BFEA Media Release, 24 February 2018 Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Ten years ago,…

December 21, 2017
Land Use Directory to help farmers with options for improved lake water quality

Rotorua Land Use Directory to help provide farmers with options for improved lake water quality has been launched. It has been launched by Te Arawa Primary Sector and a collective…

November 13, 2017
New Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in lake and freshwater science

BOPRC Media Release,  13 November 2017 The University of Waikato has appointed a new Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science. He’s Dr Troy Baisden, who…

September 26, 2017
BFEA – BOP Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Why enter the Awards?  By entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, farmers/growers are given the opportunity to have businesses evaluated by a team of highly respected and experienced farmers/ growers…