The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is a two day conference for farmers, led by farmers

Established in 1998, we provide a forum for those involved in the South Island dairy industry to evaluate and apply knowledge, skills and technology to their business. SIDE has grown to become New Zealand’s premier dairy conference and the largest event of its type in the country.

More details to come on the 2025 event in Timaru.........watch this space.

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More details to come for 2025!

BrightSIDE will be back in 2025 and will focus on hands on workshops.

BrightSIDE is to inspire and attract dairying’s future decision makers to the South Island Dairy Event, provide them with skills, tools and knowledge to succeed and thrive in a dynamic industry.

If you are new or looking to step up into a senior role within the industry and looking to be inspired, challenged, then BrightSIDE is for you!

More informaiton to come.......

 

 
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The Carr Family Foundation and their Health & Wellness Programme will be at SIDE for 2024

The Carr Family Foundation and their Health & Wellness Programme will be at SIDE for 2024

Last year at SIDE in Invercargill, farmers and rural professionals lined up for a Rural Wellness Check-Up. Farmers attending SIDE this year will get the same opportunity.

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King’s Birthday Honours 2024: The Country’s Jamie Mackay made Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

King’s Birthday Honours 2024: The Country’s Jamie Mackay made Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Jamie Mackay, host of The Country, has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to broadcasting and the rural community, in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours.

Mackay has been a pioneer of rural radio, driving the broadcasting of rural content nationally through New Zealand’s leading rural network show, The Country.

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DairyNZ Board welcomes new associate director, farewells independent director

DairyNZ Board welcomes new associate director, farewells independent director

Photo: Jonathon Hoets

Jonathon Hoets has been selected to join the DairyNZ Board as an associate director for the next year, while current independent director, Margaret Devlin, is stepping down from her role.

DairyNZ chairman Jim van der Poel says that he is excited to have Jonathon join the Board, in the associate director role, as he has shown a commitment to governance, and significant involvement in industry good already.

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Registrations are Now Open for the Premier Dairy Conference in New Zealand

Registrations are Now Open for the Premier Dairy Conference in New Zealand

The highly anticipated South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is back for its 25th year, bringing together farmers from across the South Island for a two-day conference filled with valuable workshops and expert speakers. This year's event will take place at Lincoln University, Canterbury from June 24th to June 26th, offering attendees the opportunity to gain insight into cutting-edge research and network with like-minded individuals.

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Farmers share their favourite bits of pocket tech

Farmers share their favourite bits of pocket tech

Apps can lighten the load on farm, helping farmers monitor everything from birthing cows to boundary lines.

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How one bus is breaking barriers to women's health in the south

How one bus is breaking barriers to women's health in the south

In Queenstown on Monday 10 July to conduct seven colposcopies were Woman’s Health Bus co-directors Helen Paterson and Alice van Zijl, who routinely park up outside the hospital every month.

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Southern Dairy Hub (SDH) June Field Day 2023 - Kale verses Fodder Beat, Southland

Southern Dairy Hub (SDH) June Field Day 2023 - Kale verses Fodder Beat, Southland

Southern Dairy Hub - the Field Day notes are now available.

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