Central Rural Life



Latest documents

  • Demolition crews hard at work

    Lincoln University’s earthquake-damaged Burns building is a shell of its former self as demolition contractors work to level the site.

  • Increasing bull liveweight gain

    Managing pasture quality offers massive potential for improving bull performance.

  • Finding the best bull for your operation

    The decision you make about which bull to buy this season will affect your business for four cow generations.

  • Education is designed for everyone

    Our education system reflects our unique and diverse society, which welcomes different abilities, religious beliefs, ethnic groups, income levels and ideas about teaching and learning.

  • Winter maintenance — stop rust with lanolin Prolan: Advertising feature

    Prolan, a New Zealand-made, lanolin-based lubricant and corrosion inhibitor, is becoming increasingly popular with farmers, engineers, panelbeaters, motor-homers and boaties for its unique ability to adhere to metal and stop rust in its tracks.

  • High country farmers call for viable options to protect environment

    Erewhon Station farmer Colin Drummond is baffled by senseless red tape on extensively run high country properties.

  • Free conference for rural contractors

    Rural contractors will gather in Masterton in June for their conference — and once again it will be free for them to attend.

  • Healthy ideas for children’s lunchboxes

    Lunchboxes can be a real challenge — you want to make sure your children eat a variety of healthy foods, but you also need to know the lunch will be eaten! By including foods from each of the four food groups you will help ensure they get all the necessary nutrients. Asking your children what they would like, or involving them in preparing their own lunchboxes, will reduce the likelihood of the food being thrown away or coming home uneaten.

  • Ploughman on straight and narrow

    Timaru ploughman Bob Mehrtens is heading for a tilt at the world title again after yet another win in the reversible class at the national ploughing championships.

  • SY Defiant wheat exceeds expectations

    SY Defiant, the latest winter wheat cultivar from Syngenta, is setting new industry standards in disease resistance alongside high yields.

Featured documents

  • Chooks, baby girl help with new start

    It’s been a roller-coaster ride for South Canterbury farmers Kelly and Morgan Campbell since their cattle were the first in New Zealand to be depopulated due to Mycoplasma bovis. But they have come out the other side with a new business venture. Rural editor Sally Rae reports....

  • Perendale pioneer awarded life membership

    Perendale breeders from throughout New Zealand converged on Queenstown last week for their annual conference. Rural editor Sally Rae headed to West Otago and caught up with them during a tour of two stud properties....

  • Fertiliser spreading contractors use state-of-the-art technology

    When Jon Jackson reached school-leaving age he couldn’t get out of the classroom fast enough....

  • Passion for genetics put into practice

    A driven young Southland farmer has added another string to his already busy bow with the acquisition of a sheep stud. Rural editor SallyRae talks to Pete Gardyne about his farming philosophy....

  • Family does hard yards to transform station

    The Pavletich family recently celebrated 100 years of farming Station Peak, on the north bank of the Waitaki River. Rural editor Sally Rae speaks to them about their lengthy tenure on the land — and their plans for the future....

  • Proud moment as bid sets record for family’s Charolais stud

    THE late Bruce Fisher would have been in his element the moment the hammer fell for bidding to close at $65,000 for a Charolais bull valued for its hornless genetic line....

  • Creative force at New Zealand Merino taking on a new ‘Leaft’

    A creative force who has been with The New Zealand Merino Company almost since its inception is moving on, writes TimCronshaw....

  • Flying high on the seeds of success

    Topflite is a quiet North Otago success story, growing from humble beginnings amid the district’s farmland to one of New Zealand’s leading pet food brands. Business editor SallyRae talks to general manager Greg Webster about joining the family business and the opportunities Covid-19 has afforded it....

  • Park where country comes to town

    In the quarter of a century that a former Banks Peninsula farmer has kept the Canterbury A&P showgrounds spick and span, there’s one achievement he’s most proud of, writes TimCronshaw....

  • UK musician swaps the pop charts for farm tech

    An internationally recognised musician has not let a few failures or risky steps deter him from farming his own way, writes Tim Cronshaw....

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