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Some of region's best young fruit growers will converge on Tauranga to put their skills to the test. Mills Reef Winery will be playing host to the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Competition on June 22. Last year's winner, Craig Ward at...

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Zespri has found that there is “no risk to consumer health” after concerns of grease being found on some of its kiwifruit tray liners. Around 1.7 million trays were put on hold earlier this month because of the potential contamination. The...

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Despite tough seasons, dairy farmers have stepped up and made significant progress on meeting their environmental commitments to New Zealanders, according to a new progress report on the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord. ‘Two Years On',...

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The Bay of Plenty's first Hindu temple is nearing completion, with the official opening expected next month. But a couple of calls during the construction has exhausted the funds of the Sanatan Dharam Trust, says spokesman Kuldip Kumar. Kuldip...

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Army worm caterpillars are on the march, and munching through newly sown pastures in the Bay of Plenty. Bill Webb of Bill Webb Feed Solutions says paddocks turned back into pasture after maize harvest and Lucerne stands have been attacked, and he's...

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Prime Minister John Key officially launched the 2016 kiwifruit season for Zespri in China at an event last night, marking a new phase for Zespri's China Strategy.  Chief Executive Lain Jager says having the Prime Minister launch Zespri's...

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Rural contractors struggling to find employees, agree with the Deputy Prime Minister Bill English that some New Zealand's are “pretty damn hopeless” when it comes to work ethic. Rural Contractors NZ president Steve Levet says those comments...

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Kiwifruit orchardist have long believed the fruit they grow has exceptional nutritional qualities, and in Tauranga today scientists have revealed just how good kiwifruit really is. From the digestive system to immunity and metabolic health, an increasing...

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An initiative to improve the sustainability and profitability of New Zealand's forage grazing systems has the buy-in of everyone representing the pastoral sector. The pastoral industry Forage Strategy Steering Group has been set up and its chairman,...

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The nutritional and health benefits of kiwifruit are under the spotlight in Tauranga this week at the First International Symposium on Kiwifruit and Health. The symposium, which begins today and runs until Thursday, brings together global health influencers...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz