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It's been a record breaking season for Seeka Kiwifruit Industries with the company processing 30.8 million trays in New Zealand during 2016, up 16.6 per cent on last year. Seeka has now completed its kiwifruit packing operations and is heading...

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A total of $73.9 million will be invested into the most dangerous roads in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. The investment is part of the $600m Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme which will see safety improvements made on more than 90 high-risk sites...

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The majority of successful tenders for new Zespri SunGold licences have come from the Bay of Plenty but there is also a good spread across other regions, says Zespri's chief operating officer. As a result of the process, new plantings won't...

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Chris Clement is the 2016 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year, winning the title in Tauranga last night after a day-long event which tested competitors' practical and technical skills. The 29-year-old technical operator with Apata Group Limited...

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A planting programme to stop sediment and nutrients running off Welcome Bay farmland and into Rangataua Bay began this week. “Grazing stock were removed from the wetland about six months ago,” says Pirihima Whānau Trustee Colin Reeder. Rob...

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Police are investigating the slaughter of four pet sheep on a “dear old lady's farm”. The heads and offal of the four ewes, who police said were all heavily with lamb, were left strewn over the paddock of the woman's home.  Police...

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Kiwifruit growers have shown confidence in the new gold variety by over-subscribing to Zespri's tender process and bidding up to $200,000 a hectare for the right to grow more of the fruit. Three times as many hectares as on offer were applied for...

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Bay of Plenty's top young growers are being put through their paces physically and mentally as they compete for the title of 2016 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower of the Year. Taking place at Tauranga's Mills Reef today, the prestigious competition...

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A $600,000 boost to Rural Mental Wellness initiative has been welcomed by The Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust. The boost will be jointly funded by the Health and Primary Industries ministries, and was announced by ministers Jonathan Coleman and Nathan...

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An innovative application of common dairy technology is helping Fonterra make savings from waste. The upgrade underway at Fonterra's Edgecumbe site will allow Fonterra to capture lactose that was previously unable to be extracted from the site's...

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