Barramundi farm first NT beneficiary of $5bn government incentive | Australia news

It has taken nearly two years but a barramundi farm near Darwin has become the first Northern Territory recipient to receive funds from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, with almost $30 million to expand its business. Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning The $5bn …

Hawaiian man ‘sticks it out’ on family farm as lava from Kilauea volcano destroys dozens of homes

Hawaiian man ‘sticks it out’ on family farm as lava from Kilauea volcano destroys dozens of homes

Posted May 09, 2018 10:08:28 Edwin Montoya’s family carved their farm on the slopes of the Kilauea volcano out of “raw jungle,” transforming it into a fertile collection of gardens, animal pens and fruit trees. Now it’s in peril from the land it stands on. Key points: Officials warn that …

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Posted May 04, 2018 17:46:15 A massive sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm, with a volcanologist saying it is the biggest he has ever seen in the country. The crack was discovered at Earthquake Flat, 15 kilometres south-east of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, and is …

Independent probity adviser didn’t oversee final NT farm site negotiations, hearing told

Independent probity adviser didn’t oversee final NT farm site negotiations, hearing told

Posted May 04, 2018 00:01:31 Photo: A concept image for the proposed development at Berrimah Farm. (Supplied) A public hearing into the Northern Territory Government’s awarding of prime commercial land to Darwin developer Halikos Group for free has heard final negotiations were not overseen by an independent probity adviser. It …

Herb farm Freshzest goes into administration putting jobs in limbo

Herb farm Freshzest goes into administration putting jobs in limbo

Updated May 03, 2018 13:45:37 Photo: Sixty workers at Freshzest face an uncertain future after the company went into voluntary administration. (Supplied: Freshzest) A herb farm which supplies and packs herbs for major supermarkets has gone into voluntary administration. Freshzest and affiliated company Spicezest were placed into administration by director …

Solar farm plan for Wesley Vale in Tasmania’s north has some locals offside

Solar farm plan for Wesley Vale in Tasmania’s north has some locals offside

Posted April 20, 2018 05:30:27 Tony Peirce has spent every one of his 65 years living at the family’s Wesley Vale farm with paddocks and the ocean for a backyard. Soon that landscape will be covered with about 40,000 solar panels as the neighbouring property becomes Tasmania’s largest solar farm. …

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

For Burdekin region schoolgirls Alaya and Ellyana Mugica, the classroom extends far beyond their school hours. When their dad, Ayr farmer Frank Mugica, heads out into the paddock on his tractor, the seven and 11-year-old girls are right behind him, learning the day-to-day operations of the family’s enterprise. “All my …

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Posted April 04, 2018 13:50:44 The New South Wales farm at the centre of the rockmelon listeria outbreak that claimed six lives has said it will resume supplying fruit to the public again this week. A statement by the Rombola Family Farms confirmed the state’s Food Authority has given them …

Biggest wind farm in NSW makes way for greener energy, more jobs

Biggest wind farm in NSW makes way for greener energy, more jobs

Updated April 03, 2018 21:14:10 Photo: The construction of the wind farm will create 800 more jobs. (ABC News: Philippa McDonald) One of the biggest wind farm projects in the country has been approved by the NSW Government, with the company behind the venture saying it will increase the likelihood …

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

Airstrip used in firefighting threatened by proposed wind farm

By Daniel Miles and Emily Bissland Updated March 29, 2018 14:19:06 Video: Claims Cobden airstrip under threat from proposed windfarm (ABC News) A south-west Victorian airport instrumental in fighting the St Patrick’s Day bushfires could be forced to close if a proposed wind farm is approved by the state planning …