Posts tagged "The country"

New Zealand river water quality high fresh data shows, but still room for improvement

[16 April/The Country] River water quality around New Zealand has improved over the last decade according to recently released data. The National Water Quality Trends data released by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa gives data on 1500 freshwater sites that are regularly monitored for water quality. Cawthron Institute Freshwater Group Ecologist, Dr Roger Young, said the...

First Hawke’s Bay school takes part in national 100 schools project

 [10 April/The Country] A national programme putting students from 100 primary schools onto sheep and beef farms include at least six primary schools from the East Coast region. Argyll East School and Takapau School have already had farm visits, and Poukawa East School, Mangatainoka School and Wainuioru school will have theirs in the coming months....

Woodville a hub for forestry

[9 April/The Country] On 25 March, the Woodville Log Rail Exchange unloaded 1,500 tonnes of logs off trucks from Manawatu and reloaded them onto railway wagons for the port of Napier. The Forest Owners Marketing Services operation harvests and transports logs from rural properties to a port for export. Executive Director for FOMS, Marcus Musson,...

Social connection ‘vital’ for retired farmers

 [10 April/The Country] Retirement can be a challenge for farmers with close ties to their land, but it can also open doors to new opportunities. Retirement was weighing heavily on farmers minds and two thirds of farmers aimed to hand over their farms in the next ten years as they approached 65, according to a...

Waikato Dairy awards winners announced

[10 April/The Country] First time entrants, Steve Gillies and Amy Johnson, were the winners of the 2018 Waikato Dairy Industry Awards as the region’s Share Farmer of the Year. Chelsea Smith also won the 2018 Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year, and Aaron Courage the 2018 Waikato Dairy Trainee of the Year. Steve and Amy...