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6 December 2022

Rural households to get broadband boost

Government signs contracts to accelerate upgrades to towers and broadband, with 30,000 households and businesses in rural communities set to benefit from increased access to connectivity.

6 December 2022

Seaweed innovation to clean waterways

Agrisea project exploring use of Ulva seaweed to absorb excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from polluted waterways - with the seaweed then available for use as fertiliser after being harvested.

5 December 2022

Whitebait farm pilot launches in Bluff

Manāki Whitebait pilot project in Bluff hopes to create a year-round, sustainable commercial supply of what’s an increasingly threatened native species, following support from the SFF Futures fund.

1 November 2022

Building a farm emissions reduction toolbox to help bolster New Zealand's future wellbeing

There's no single solution for reducing farm methane emissions but there are many tools that could help, says B+LNZ’s general manager farming excellence Dan Brier.

26 October 2022

Ngāi Tahu joins with science partners

Ngāi Tahu Farming have signed agreements with research organisations, including AgResearch and Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, to provide data and insights for NZ's largest ever regenerative farming trial.

25 October 2022

New robotics option for horticulturalists

A New Zealand-made robot that can help with orchard jobs, such as spraying and pruning, unveiled by Tauranga-based Robotics Plus at a conference dedicated to agricultural robotics in the United States.

25 October 2022

5G decision to boost rural connectivity

Rural cell phone users likely to be among the biggest winners from the decision to allocate rather than auction new 5G mobile spectrum, with many communities likely to access technology far earlier than anticipated.

18 October 2022

Helping farmers breed better cows

With New Zealand said to have passed 'peak cow', breeding better cows has been doing a lot to boost productivity, with LIC seeing increased genetic quality in our dairy herd as the vital pathway to future successes.