Innovation, Best Practice and Sustainability in New Zealand’s Primary Sector
Episode 10 2023 Promo
The Timata Method offers farmers a low-cost alternative to native regeneration.
A Lighter Touch uses non-chemical methods to control weeds in crops.
Truffle tourism is being developed in Waikato.
An open ocean mussel farm and processing first for Ōpōtiki.
A programme supporting workmates in a suicide-aware community.
Communities banding together to protect the highly endangered native New Zealand whio – the blue duck.
Wilderness tours through an alpine property, the highest privately-owned land in the country.
A boutique gourmet mushroom growing business, selling fresh and pickled mushrooms.
Understanding the ways in which sedimentation is affecting the coastal environment.
The world’s first algae-based pain medication.
NZ’s largest and most successful private research organisation is celebrating 100 years of research endeavour.
Marlborough District Council and a community-based group is spearheading the battle against Chilean Needle Grass.
Waging war on the self-seeding wilding pines in the Marlborough region.
Development of a model investigating future global food system scenarios from a nutrition perspective.
Forestry company OneFortyOne is adding value to the timber production chain by innovating in the domestic market.
Some initiatives aimed at reducing harm on the farm.
An example of rural groups working to improve their local communities.
A Kaikoura crayfishing family who also have a hill country farm and now a ‘field of dreams’ polo ground.
A trellis system which protects cherries and makes fruit more accessible for harvest.
A super-premium, 100 percent family estate-grown wine brand.
A company using sustainable practice to manufacture a variety of packaged foods.
A company using wool for disposable hygiene products.
Horizons Regional Council’s sediment control initiative.
A couple making a variety of products on their lavender farm.
Northland groups protecting kiwi and other wildlife.
Urban farming with the Company of Flowers in Dunedin.
The science behind research to reduce methyl bromide use in forestry exports
Discovering what's possible in pinot noir production at Plant & Food Research
Filling the seasonal labour shortage at harvest time in Marlborough
A potential new use for milk protein
A visit to a sheep station-turned conservation classroom in Hawke's Bay
Discovering the many uses of Miscanthus grass at Lincoln University
How biosecurity is being placed in the centre of operations at the Port of Tauranga
A farmer develops a business training thoroughbred horses
The effect of urban development on productive land.
Understanding the health and physiology of working farm dogs at Massey University
A chilled meat export trial to China is underway at Greenlea Meats
A top equine reproduction expert in Cambridge
Breeding sport horses on Ngahiwi Station in Gisborne.
Creating models to understand animal behaviour on farm at AgResearch
Shearing runs in the blood for Farrell and Connie Chrystal. In 2003 they took the opportunity to buy the family shearing business and haven’t looked back.
A mobile distillery extracts pine oil from wilding pines and forestry prunings
Delivering salt and trace elements to livestock