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A 60-year-old Auckland woman with serious injuries has been flown to Hawke's Bay Hospital after a distress beacon was activated in the southern Urewera National Park at around 11am today.   Hawkes Bay's Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter A...

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Thailand offers strong potential for New Zealand kiwifruit, and the agreement between Zespri and T&G signed last week will help tap into that market. David Courtney, Zespri's General Manager - Government and External Relations, says with increasing...

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Exotic cars, motorbikes, horses, sheep, and home baking all come together the Te Puke A&P Lifestyle's 110th Show on Saturday, February 13. A new motorbike endurocross event for all age groups from beginners to seniors is bound to draw the crowds...

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A Whakamarama kiwifruit orchard has been sold for a record $600,000 per canopy hectare. David McLaren of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Tauranga, sold five canopy hectare G3 gold kiwifruit orchard, for $3 million in late January. A Waikato farmer has paid...

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Two former rivals, Zespri and Turners & Growers have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, confirming their intention to work together in future. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz signed the MOU early...

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Glyphosate, more commonly known as RoundUp, remains the safest and most effective week control chemical, provided it is used as directed, says Bill Jackson of Papamoa, who was involved in early trials of the product in New Zealand. Bill is concerned public...

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The current El Nino heatwave conditions have the potential to cause heat stress and health issues for cows, warns DairyNZ.   As temperature and humidity levels rise this summer, farmers should take steps to ensure stock stay cool and where necessary...

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Although the Tau fly found in Auckland recently is not a threat to kiwifruit, its discovery once again highlights the need for a robust bio-security system, says Doug Brown, chairman of Kiwifruit Growers Inc. “Had it been a Mediterranean fruit fly,...

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The latest drop in Fonterra's forecast payout is a further blow to farmers, heightening concerns about not only their incomes but also their personal welfare, says Steve Bailey Federated Farmers' Bay of Plenty Dairy chairperson. “We...

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Are some New Zealanders making drastic personal sacrifices just to pay their power bills? A nationwide survey suggests 45 per cent of those surveyed are skimping on essentials, such as visits to the dentist or the doctor because of the increasing cost...

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