Local Country Life

King Country couple take new dealership to Fieldays

Ōtorohanga musicians and entrepreneurs, Allan and Jan Barclay, will be at the National Fieldays later this month to help market the grunty petrol and electric Tuatara ATV, said to be one of the best vehicles…

How tunnel vision paid off

The damage caused by an early October frost, which decimated orchards throughout the Waikato, could have been prevented, says an exporter. Blueberries New Zealand (BBNZ) estimate between 1500 and 1800 tonnes of blueberries were lost…

Four chase Waipa seats

There will be at least one new Waikato King Country representative on the regional council when votes are counted in the local body elections. Stu Kneebone’s constituency colleague, Andrew MacPherson, was not among the nominees…

Council chair stands firm

Regional council leader Russ Rimmington is still at the helm despite a demand from eight of his councillors to stand down. The next couple of weeks will determine the future of the veteran politician, a…

Orchard feeling blue

It was a wild and windy day in  Cambridge last Sunday, as the remnants of tropical Cyclone Dovi hit the North Island. In total, the MetService issued 17 severe weather warnings, while many parts of…

Farming is in their blood

Ben Carpenter jokes he did everything he could to stay away from farming. So how come he, wife Renee and their three children live on their own Te Kawa Road dairy farm on the Waipā-Ōtorohanga…