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Fonterra holding its milk price to $6 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2014/15 season is a relief for farmers, says Federated Farmers. “The milk price hold is good news given there's been widespread speculation about it sliding below the...

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Katikati company Bridge It NZ's unique farm bridge project is among the winners of the 2014 Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards. The specialist company, formed six years ago, won category one for projects with a value of less than $0.5m for...

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Plans for November's New Zealand Garden and Art Festival are in full bloom as developments begin on the event's first-ever expo hub at The Lakes. Festival director John Beech and trustees met at the Lakes Boulevard site today to discuss construction...

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The new gold kiwifruit variety G9 is ‘fatally flawed' and Zespri is doing the right thing in encouraging growers to stop growing it, says Tauranga grower Mike Smith. The high yielding sweet fruit has a problem with ‘shrivelling'...

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After 31 years at the helm of kiwifruit packhouse company EastPack,  Tony Hawken is stepping down from his position as CEO at the end of this year. The leader of the largest post-harvest operator in the industry – with bases in Edgecumbe, Opotiki,...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council's trials of using lace bugs to decimate the spread of woolly nightshade on properties in the region are producing promising results – especially for forest owners. But the council warns traditional control of...

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A large scrub fire that burned about 100m by 300m of old gorse in Ohauiti this weekend was caused by a farmer undertaking a controlled burn off on his property, say firefighters. A large area of old gorse was burned during a 'controlled burn'...

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Bay of Plenty's 2014 Young Grower of the Year has scooped the competition's national title, with the accolade being announced at last night's awards ceremony in Christchurch. But most Bay growers might not know Patrick Malley –...

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A Te Puke farmer is concerned the number of stock being mauled by dogs on farms is escalating after losing 15 sheep in a vicious attack. In the last month the Western Bay of Plenty District Council has received three incidents of dog attacks on stock,...

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Kiwi innovators from the Bay of Plenty could win a share of $90,000 to develop fresh ideas that benefit conservation in a new national awards scheme being launched today. The first-ever World Wildlife Fund-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards seeks...

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Baby fur seal at Moturiki. By Rob Vile.
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