The latest news and updates in the rural and equestrian sector.

Silver Fern Farms to close Fairton plant

Silver Fern Farms is planning to close its pelt processing operation at Fairton, near Ashburton and 44 workers will lose their jobs at the site, as well as four others at Pareora, south of Timaru. All workers have been offered redundancy or work options at other...

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Winter Crop Grazing Taskforce Announced

In the past weeks activists have captured pictures, including footage from flying drones out over properties, showing cows standing in deep mud in support of a social media campaign that speaks out against the practice of winter crop grazing. In response to the...

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Meat Industry concerned about vocational education reforms

A shake-up of vocational education could be a backwards step for training in the meat industry, according to Meat Industry Association (MIA) CEO Tim Ritchie. Last week, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced seven key changes in store for on-the-job training and...

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Welcome to Haras de Jardy

The fourth leg of 2019's Event Rider Masters series takes us to Paris Join us this Tuesday, 30 July at 7.30pm for jam-packed equestrian action from Haras de Jardy. The first half of the season has seen a fast and furious game, but with just three legs and a Series...

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Mark Todd’s spectacular Finale

New Zealand legend Sir Mark Todd announces his retirement after a memorable win at Camphire Cappoquin, Ireland and is being heralded as international Eventing's greatest champion. The all-time New Zealand sporting great Mark Todd confirmed he is retiring from his...

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Point of View Guests in March and April

Presented by Mark Leishman, Point of View gets straight to the real issues affecting the rural sector, featuring guests that discuss and provide inside information for farmers and growers each week. You can catch the latest Point of View during the Agri-Business theme...

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