Farming

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A nation-wide potato shortage caused by wet weather will have a serious impact on the availability of potato chips in NZ supermarkets.

Potato 'chip-apocalypse' not as dire as first thought for NZ supermarkets

An ordering error led Pak'n'Save to think they had less potato chip supplies than they did.

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A nation-wide potato shortage caused by wet weather will have a serious impact on the availability of potato chips in NZ supermarkets.

'Just so hard to grow when it's so wet' – Kiwi spud farmers resort to planting through the night as crisp shortage looms

A Pak'n Save supermarket has put up a sign warning customers of a "nationwide potato shortage".

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The culling was deemed necessary to prevent the spread of the painful cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis across North Otago.

'We've had lots of tears' - Otago farmers struggling with emotional impact of slaughter of 4000 infected cows

Dairy cows infected with Mycoplasma bovis will be culled to prevent the disease's spread.

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The bacterial disease, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has infected 150 cows in South Canterbury.

Around 4,000 cattle set to be culled from Otago farms in bid to stop spread of Mycoplasma bovis

The culls will be undertaken on five infected properties around Oamaru.

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Kiwi farmers are concerned the claim is harming our already struggling wool industry.

Animal rights groups call for boycott of wool, alleging 'substantial stress and suffering' for sheep

Kiwi farmers are concerned the claim is harming our already struggling wool industry.

01:58
In an election campaign dominated by tax talk it was the NZ First leader with the big move today.

Winston Peters rules out water tax in big play for regional votes

The NZ First leader made the announcement today before the Federated Farmers meeting, in Ashburton.

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The impressive display is aimed against a controversial Water Conservation Order for two of Hawke's Bay's major waterways.

Watch: Army of tractors roll into Hawke's Bay for protest over river conservation orders

The impressive display is aimed against a Water Conservation Order for two of Hawke's Bay's waterways.

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Days out from the election, they say they've been made scapegoats for the country's environmental problems.

Farmer protest against 'bad rap' livens up campaign

About 600 farmers gathered in Morrinsville, Jacinda Ardern's home town.

01:28
Seven Sharp joined Brad Pickett for the morning, ahead of a big farmer protest in Morrinsville.

'As Kiwis we all have a responsibility' – a morning in the life of a young farmer

Seven Sharp joined Brad Pickett for the morning, ahead of a big farmer protest in Morrinsville.

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National has promised to help young families into their first farms by allowing farmers to buy state-owned farms.

National promise to help young families purchase state-owned farmland

Young farmers would be able to purchase the land after five years of work.

02:08
They face the challenge trying to make their sodden paddocks productive again.

Cash support from government a 'drop in the ocean' for Edgecumbe flood ravaged farmer

Four months on from the floods Edgecumbe farmers say they still need help.

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Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says the commitment is to make rivers swimmable and Dairy NZ chair Michael Spaans explains what needs to be done.

Farming leaders group sign pledge to clean up New Zealand rivers

The group says urban areas also have a role to play if the goal is to be achieved.

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Some South Canterbury farmers are calling for the drastic action.

Farmers meet with officials over deadly cow disease outbreak in South Canterbury

The foreign mycoplasma bovis disease has appeared on New Zealand shores for the first time.

Watch: SAFE release footage they say shows cruel conditions endured by pigs on factory farm

The animal advocacy group released the hidden camera footage as part of a new investigation.

Labour says it would look at banning more intensive livestock farming.

Foreign cow disease outbreak in South Canterbury

The disease mycoplasma bovis has infected 14 cows and never before been found in New Zealand.

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Farmers are demanding action so Chilean needle grass doesn't become a billion dollar problem.

Invasive 'CNG' weed has potential to wipe out New Zealand sheep sector at a cost of $3 billion

Farmers are calling for more to be done to prevent the spread of Chilean Needle Grass.

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James Jarden believes the water debate is hanging farmers out to dry.

Hawke's Bay farmer takes clean water debate into his own hands

The Wairoa farmer has issued a drinking challenge to all farmers to raise awareness.

Polluted waterways issue widens town and country divide

A group of dairy farmers is fed up with not feeling the love from city folk.

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Lisa Kendall is thriving as a young farmer, despite an upbringing based in the city.

City slicker Lisa Kendall a hot chance in rural-dominated Young Farmer of the Year finals

The Aucklander is the only female in a group of six other male finalists.

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Watch: Federated Farmers first ever female president shows off her farming skills

Katie Milne, the first ever woman president of Federated Farmers, has taken the new role in her stride.

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Have you ever wondered what's really in a glass of milk?

Anchor blue top milk will soon be labelled "standardised" following a Fair Go story that looks into the way our milk is made.

Price of dairy dips at Global Dairy Trade auction

Dairy prices have slipped 0.8 per cent at Fonterra's GDT auction - the first dip following six successive increases.

Close up oysters background with Open Oyster

Cull of 4000 tonnes of infected oysters begins in Stewart Island

Locals asked authorities to act quickly and to minimise the chance of Bonamia ostreae spreading.

Waikato farm fined $52k for allowing effluent to flow into stream

Judge David Kirkpatrick handed down the sentence to Cazjal Farm Limited at Hamilton District Court this week.

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